Final Project

Final Project Assignment (Due Week 14: August 17)
Your final project presentations are Tuesday, August 17.
No late projects accepted.

Using the prototype you developed for your midterm, the focus of the final project is to create a portfolio quality web site that incorporates design, strategy and interactivity. Your web site design should have a strong design aesthetic along with a strong concept. The site design should also reflect the technical skills you learned in this class

The final project web site specifications are:

  • 6 complete pages (and placeholder pages for other pages when applicable). One of the pages needs to be the “Community” section or whatever you name it, it doesn’t have to be called Community.
  • A clear navigation system.
  • A successful sub navigation system.
  • A strong visual design and concept that carries through the site.
  • A design that works well on 1024×728 displays (i.e. navigation & primary content inside 990×560).
  • You must use some html text in the site.
  • You must use div structure. (Do not build your site completely in tables! — or use Photoshop to save out HTML)
  • You must use an external CSS file.
  • Create a  Snapz Pro (.mov) demo of your site (10 mins maximum).
  • Completion of all Process Documentation: Communication (Creative) Brief, Personas, Sitemap, and Wireframes. You need to have this “portfolio-ready,” meaning you will be graded on your presentation of this documentation. You will bring print-outs of this documentation to hand in to me and will also post digital versions to your process blog.
  • You are also responsible for documenting your entire process on your process blog.

You need to upload your final project to the class server in order to present your project to the class. Please do this BEFORE class on Tuessday, August 17.

Design Process

The Design Process I’d like you to follow can be found in the section above, “Process Blogs.” On the Process Blog page, I will provide more details about each of the ten steps. For the Final Project, I expect you to cover processes #1 — #10 on your WP blog.

1. Defining Project & Audience
2. Sketching
3. Information Design
4. Interface Design
5. Visual Design
6. Prototyping: Wireframes –> HTML
7. Usability Testing
8. Iteration
9. Repeat
10. Final Version

Resources

Possible sources for images other than Corbis: