Final Project: Santa Monica College Website Redesign
Your final project presentations are Thursday, June 7. No late projects accepted.
Class 12 (May 17): Deliverables due:
Final versions of: Client Survey, Personas, Competitive Analysis, Communication Brief, Schedule, Final Estimate, Sitemap, Wireframes.
Class 13 (May 24): Deliverables due:
Final Design, Final Content, Home page & a landing page finalized in WordPress.
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.
Be sure to review the project objectives & goals and the goals for the Santa Monica College stakeholders.
The focus of this project is to create a portfolio quality WordPress website that incorporates design, strategy, and interactivity. Your website design should have a strong design aesthetic that reflects the project objective and goals for the website. The website design should also reflect a strong technical sophistication. You’re required to create a design comp of a mobile app or mobile website for the the site. We will discuss this part in more detail during the next few classes.
You’ll work in teams on the final project. The team will assign a team leader. This does not mean the team leader is responsible for doing all the work. All team members must “pull their weight” and not depend on others to complete the final project. On the final day of class, your team members will be assessing your work and role as a team member, so I will know if someone does not participate in the final project and this will be reflected in your final grade.
The purpose of working in teams is to give you the experience of working on a project as part of a group. Few websites are built as solo projects— most websites are build by a team of players who are experts in their fields.
You must make use of either any current images from the Santa Monica College website or royalty free images for your project. You cannot use images from other websites. You may use your own original artwork and/or photography if you prefer. Below are some suggestions on where to find images, but you’re welcome to use your own sources.
The final project web site specifications are:
- WordPress website: 7-10 complete pages (and placeholder pages for other pages when applicable).
- Project must successfully meet the objective and goals for the site and following the team’s supporting documentation (client survey, communication brief etc)
- A clear navigation system.
- A successful sub-navigation system.
- A strong visual design.
- A visual concept that carries through the site.
- Use of royalty free images.
- A mobile web/app prototype.
- Create a Camtasia or Snapz Pro (.mov) or Jing (swf) demo of your site (5 mins is fine – 10 mins maximum).
- Posting of all project documentation to your team “studio” blog.
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. Use Snapz Pro (You may also use Camtasia or Jing)
Possible WordPress themes to use (I have purchased these already)
Possible sources for images:
Working in Teams – Responsibilities as a team member
As teams members you agree to do the following:
- Prepare before team meeting/class (for example, do all the required work for each class)
- Complete any tasks that the team assigns to its members
- Attend all meetings/classes and arrive on time
- Actively participate during the team meeting in ways that further the work of the team
- Help promote one another’s learning and success
- Provide assistance, support, and encouragement to team members
- Be involved in periodic self-assessments to determine whether the team is working successfully (Is the time in team meetings well spent?)
Team 1 – Bootiki
Jennifer Vero (Team Leader)
Team 2 – Design Flow
Christiana Doherty (Team Leader)
Team 3 – Front Row Designs
Jenna Harju (Team Leader)
Team 4 – HiRes
Lina Cordero (Team Leader)
Team 5 – 67 Four Studio Design
Roya Nouri (Team Leader)