NEC application needs some TLC. Should be Easy and Fun.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
National Express Corporation (NEC) one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom and North America. NEC operates school buses throughout North America and is responsible for deploying, scheduling, and maintaining the school buses.
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Design the attached page which reads DESIGN THIS PAGE. The other pages are for reference.
The Schedule Page allows the dispatcher to schedule all the routes. This means the dispatcher assigns the driver, monitor, bus, and the yard departure location.
A driver is associated with a yard and a bus. If the driver is changed the system will automatically update the yard depart location and the bus number. When this happens the application will adjust the yard depart time based on the new location.
The amount of information displayed in the table could be more than 80 items even for a single school. The page needs to be simple yet functional.
Our users are typically high school graduates and are not that familiar with computer terminology but are great at working with excel sheets.
They are used to processing lots of information but prefer to have simple websites.
You don't have to use the parent companies colors since this is an internal application.