Class 14

Screencasting, In-class lab time

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Class 14 (May 31)Deliverable due:
Mobile web/app design comp.

Class 15 (June 07)Your final project presentations are Thursday, June 07 at 6:30pm. No late projects accepted.


Snapz Pro (You may also use Camtasia or Jing)

How to make a movie capture of your desktop demo using Snapz Pro.

Six Easy Steps:
1) Download the most current version of Snapz Pro. The trial version is fine.

To capture a QuickTime Movie
2) To record a Movie, open Snapz Pro X with the hot keys (command shift 3 by default) and click on the Movie button.

3) Set the desired Frame rate in the Framerate: popup menu.

4) Set the options for including a Microphone track, and/or Mac audio. Set the other options for Movie Capture.

5) Select the area to be recorded and either press the Return key, or double-click within the selection. To stop recording the movie, press the hot keys once more (command shift 3 by default).

6) Choose the audio, video and microphone track settings, and then click on the Save Movie button to convert the temporary tracks to QuickTime movie format.

The Movie will be saved in the location set in the Send to: popup menu in the Snapz Pro X main capture palette.


1. Review the Project Objectives & Goals

Be sure that your final project conveys the perception you’re going for… make any needed changes or revisions.

Can I find the following easily on your final project website?

  • Enrollment information
  • Courses
  • Events (Calendar)
  • Alumni information
  • Social Media
  • Contact info
  • Location of SMC
  • Mobile Website

2. All Deliverables for the Final Project must be completed by our final class on June 7.

Deliverable: 7-10 page WordPress site
Deliverable: Mobile Web/App Design Comp

Deliverable: All supporting deliverables from Classes 1-9
Deliverable: Screencast presentation of project

Final Presentations – Thursday, June 7, 6:30pm

Keep these things in mind when working on your presentation

  • Every team will have approximately 15 minutes plus a 5 minute Q & A
  • Every team member must speak during the presentation.
  • Be sure to stand up when possible and project your voice. I want to be able to hear you from the back of the room!
  • Have an outline of the information your team is presenting. Practice! Tell a story. Good presentations are about good storytelling. (You can use the screencast to practice, but you will do your presentation live)

Be sure you cover the six things I outlined below. While going through the six points, focus on the “story.” Do not merely click through the pages of the site… give us context for your work!

  1.  What where the objectives (problems and issues) for the project? What did the client (Santa Monica College) want for the redesign? What about the students?
  2. How did your team solve these problems and issues through your design?
  3. Be sure to show some documentation (but not all, remember you only have 15 minutes!): personas, sitemaps, wireframes etc. Make it part of the story you’re telling.
  4. Talk about the competitive analysis and what you discovered there.
  5. How did you select the color palette and the layout for the site?
  6. The prototype for the SMC mobile Web/App must be a part of your presentation.

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