The initial project idea was to have separate preferences for each device. The idea was to have an app which would list all your devices (network, input, display, etc), and allow to reach the matching preferences: Screen for a display, Network for a network adapter (with the right interface selected), Mouse for a mouse, etc. Eventually it should also allow to have different settings for different devices (for example, you could adjust the speed of your mouse and touchpad differently).
However, the student and mentor have somehow decided to go in a quite different direction, and I think lost the initial idea somewhere along the line. Unless there are plans for implementing this later on, now that we have some base application to work on?