CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2012
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Quicken Loans is a financial institution headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1985, Quicken Loans specializes in mortgage lending and financing.

Quicken Loans currently uses third party collaboration tools to store notes on the Internet so they can be easily accessible to other team members. Storing these notes on servers outside of Quicken Loans creates a potential security issue since the notes can contain sensitive customer information.

Designed in collaboration with our clients from Quicken Loans, our Secure Note Taking and Collaboration Tools provide a single unified location that stores all of the notes on Quicken Loans’ internal computer servers.

After logging in, users can create rich text notes or freehand drawing notes. Users can save attachments to their notes and upload photos to free draw notes and draw on them. Users can do text-based searches for notes.

Quicken Loans teams can collaborate by organizing and sharing groups of notes, which are accessible only to other members of the team.

Our Secure Note Taking and Collaboration Tools run in any modern desktop web browser. It is also compatible with iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices.

Our system is written in HTML5 and JavaScript with CSS3 styling. The underlying database is Microsoft SQL Server and the backend API is written in PHP.