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Tuesday, April 24 • 9:40am - 10:00am
Help Me Thrive

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In our fast-paced world, we are constantly pulled in many directions and given many chores to manage. One of those unending chores is maintaining the home. In this presentation we will introduce “Help Me Thrive!”, a web-application that assigns, tracks, and rewards each family member for completing assigned chores. “Help Me Thrive!” obtains the necessary information through a questionnaire that gathers information such as the number of family members, rooms, and optional chores categories. This information is then processed and stored in a MySQL database using PHP. One significant part of the assignment process is the decision tree for age appropriate chores for the children. The process decides the time frame for the chores, either on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or seasonal basis. Once the chores are individually designed, then a review will be shown where the “Head of Household” can adjust the chores such as reassign, add or delete. Lastly there will be a reward side to the web-application in either the form of money earned, or points earned. The chores will be saved for the following time frames: daily chores for 90 days, weekly for one year, annual, five years, and seasonal five years. Our test families have tested the program and found that the web-application has allowed them to maintain a better, cleaner household. Also, the children are more responsive to doing their chores with the rewards system. This has allowed a more peaceful home environment.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 9:40am - 10:00am PDT
125 Rhoades Robinson Hall