Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current

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Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


School of Media Arts and Design


Shelly L. Hokanson

Talé Mitchell

Adrienne M. Hooker


Through the development of a smartphone application specific to the James Madison University (JMU) campus, this project confronts and combats the unique safety concerns that students in Harrisonburg are likely to face. This app addresses community-specific threats and scenarios while bolstering JMU’s current system of alerts in a preventative, proactive manner. This project meets is preventative and proactive goals through an analysis of existing measures, research, and critique of similar initiatives. This project’s creative brief is guided by a SWOT analysis and assessment of the target audience and the intended area of implementation. The application is intended for usage by students living in on-campus housing, as well as surrounding apartments, and will be easily integrated into their everyday lives and habits.



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