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Jolley, C., Garivay, A., Singh, N. 2021. Project Notify. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Spreetail is a rapidly growing e-commerce company whose primary business involves selling through marketplace partners like Amazon, eBay, and Walmart. To use technology to drive work, Spreetail needs the ability to push information to its users internally and partners externally. The Design Studio team was tasked with engineering the systems and designing the interfaces required to notify users of events throughout the system. Essentially, the team was asked to build an enterprise-wide notification system from scratch.
The team conducted interviews with Spreetail employees to discover their problems with existing notification systems. The team also performed technical research to determine the best and most efficient technologies to use for development. The team then created a set of reusable functions that Spreetail engineers can implement into their own programs. For example, an engineer could use the platform to quickly code a program that automatically notifies purchasing managers when an item is out of stock online. The team also created a website interface for the platform where Spreetail employees can view their notifications. The team completed its objectives and Spreetail can communicate quicker and more efficiently as a result.