Essay about Ethics: User Interface and Graphical Icons

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Ethics for the Technology Age John Rankin Colorado Technical University Online PHIL340-1301B-01 03/26/2013 You are working on a software application, written in C#. The program is heavily laced with graphical icons and the screen resolution is set to 1440 x 900. Late in the development process, your company signed a contract with the federal government. This means all applications need to comply with the ADA and Section 508. What kind of impact does that have on the software? Should this type of issue have been addressed earlier? Should it have been known the company was negotiating with the federal government? What are other issues that could arise because of this? This change will…show more content…
You are still in the design phase of development, and the stakeholders come to you and inform you that you need to make sure the CMS has a Web-interface and is cross-platform. While the Web-interface was always a consideration, you were originally intending it to be a product usable on one specific O/S. How does now having to make sure there is a Web interface impact the design? Now that you have to make sure the CMS is cross-platform, how does that impact the design? What are other issues that could arise for this? Luckily in this scenario the design was still in its development phase. Any change in the program is basically irrelevant now. Meaning it is early in the developmental stage better a change comes up here than further down the road, especially if the Web Interface was already in consideration. This should have made the switch basically easy. So basically a well discussed plan should be made with the stake holders and make sure this is what everyone wants from the project. A change down the road would be devastating and might make the project harder to complete. Even though the CMS will be changed to cross platform the impact as stated above should be very minimal. The code will have to be changed but a good project manager should be able to adapt to the change and handle any complications that may come up. By assigning the proper personal to the proper task should handle any change that could

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