This Nuffield exploration is a simulation of a booking system for a small guesthouse. Students have to manage the bookings and, as far as possible, arrange to give people the accommodation they request.
The key processes in this exploration are :
*Representing - finding and using alternative ways to handle a large amount of information, identifying factors that affect how bookings can be managed.
*Analysing - working efficiently and systematically towards producing a clear plan, assigning guests to rooms while taking constraints into account.
*Interpreting and evaluating - adapting solutions to take account of additional new constraints.
*Communicating - producing a clear, accurate booking sheet and providing guests with clear reasons when requests cannot be met.