Implementation of an Interactive Graphics Model for Design of School Boundaries

Implementation of an Interactive Graphics Model for Design of School Boundaries

By Charles A. Holloway, Patrick Mantey
1976Working Paper No. 299

This paper contains a description of an interactive graphics model for the design of school boundaries which has been implemented in two settings. The first involved a school district in which the Superintendent and his staff used the system to develop recommendations for the closing of several schools. The second was a group of students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The paper describes the experience we had in providing the system to users and compares the use of this system with other similar systems. In an appendix, we speculate on how the method of organization for the analysis will affect some aspects of the usefulness and acceptance of such an interactive system.