Northrop Grumman Project Team Lucas Machado Shaochun Lin David Allen Asif Yusaf Gaurav Shrivastava Faculty AdvisorsJosh YelonJess TrybusNorthrop Grumman ContactsMark CongerBrian Gomez
Who is Northrop Grumman? • 3rd largest defense contractor in the US • Integrated Systems Division (formerly Aircraft Division): • Air combat systems • Unmanned systems • Airborne air & ground surveillance systems • Airborne battle management systems • Airborne electronic warfare systems
The Problem • Difficulty recruiting recent graduates in the following fields to Northrop Grumman (NG) • Computer Engineers • Computer Scientists • Electrical Engineers • Competition:
Client’s Proposed Solution • Create a game to increase interest in NG and its products • Excellent medium for target demographic • Quick insight into what NG does • More engaging than pamphlets
Metrics for Success • Deliver a prototype that our client is happy with • Guest testing survey results: • Does the experience accomplish our goals?
Last Presentation • Presented RTS game • Some of the recurring Feedback: • Need to better understand target demographic • Its not clear the gameplay we showed will be engaging • Focus on making the products sound/look way cool.
Addressing Faculty Feedback • Researched NG’s recruiting practices and results • Narrowed target demographic • Created surveys NG new hires
Progress Since 1/4 • New idea • Interactive Virtual Product Tour • NG employee interviews • Storyboard • Client only had positive feedback • Implemented 1 “path”
Guest Testing • Testing at several development stages • Testing with: • Engineering students • ETC students • Procedure: • Let the guest take the tour • Brief questionnaire
Risks • Hollywood has tainted our perception of what is possible • Lack of knowledge regarding NG and their industry • Getting really good interviews that we can build the experience around
We Could Use Help With… • Sound • UI/game design feedback • Flash programming • Making professional quality videos