I’ll be out of town until Monday, but feel free to use the blog for peer feedback. See you at the final! -TH
Please review the attached peer evaluation guidelines for the final project. Peer-evaluations and self-evaluations are both due on the date of the final.
For the final part of this assignment each group will give a formal presentation of their site re-design to the class. Please present as if you were presenting to a client.
As with any presentation given to a client, remember that the on-screen portion of the presentation should be formatted for easy reading on-screen. For example, you should generally use short blocks of text in bullet points rather than long narrative paragraphs of text for easy scanning.
Use the following format for your presentation:
- Title Page (example: “Willy’s Widgets Site Redesign by Group 1, May 20, 2014”)
- Introduction to the team with short bios
- Briefly summarize the research you’ve done for this site and what you’ve learned
- Explain the problem you’re trying to solve and the goals for the site
- Show the original site and point out what could be improved (4 pages max)
- Show the pages you’ve redesigned and talk us through the user experience (i.e. land on home page, browse for item, see details, add to cart and check out)
- Conclusion and next steps: Use this as an opportunity to remind us once again of the problem and sell us on why your solution is successful.
Your complete presentation should run about 15 minutes. I recommend rehearsing your presentations as a group.
Part of your final grade will be based on how cohesive this presentation works as a whole as well as your individual contribution for the in-class presentation.
You can download a PDF file with a complete grade breakdown/checklist for the final project here:
Can you believe next week is our last week of regular class sessions? Anyway, here’s the game plan:
Tuesday, May 13
- Critique 2 for group web site redesign.
- You should carefully review peer feedback from the first critique to make sure you have addressed any important design concerns.
- Interactive Mockup due, make sure mockup is functional and online by the beginning of class.
- This will be your final chance for full-class feedback on the site design.
Thursday, May 15
- Complete draft of Design Brief due.
- This brief is a PDF document that will accompany your presentation, just like the PDF file you created for your app presentation.
- Design Brief should include a basic introduction, research, target persona, user scenario, etc.
- Don’t forget to make sure PDF is optimized for on-screen viewing. (File size <10mb, landscape format, etc.)
Tuesday, May 20
- Final group presentations.
- Final interactive mockups and final design brief PDF files due.
- Arrive on time and ready to present for full credit.
- Peer feedback forms due.
General Assembly, an organization which provides a variety of classes and workshops in downtown S.F., is offering a free event called “Mobile UX Fundamentals” on designing and prototyping for mobile devices next Monday evening. This is a great opportunity if you have the time to attend.
- Date: Monday, May 12
- Time: 6-8pm
- Location: General Assembly, 580 Howard Street.
Project 3 Milestones
- Sketches due Thursday, 5/1
- Critique 1 (digital comps) due Tuesday, May 6
Static Mockups (PDF/JPEG format)
- Critique 2 Tuesday, May 13
- Final Design Brief due Thursday, 5/15
- Final Presentations Tuesday, 5/20
(Interactive + PDF)
Hope these links help!
Project 3 Milestones
Gather materials that represent the overall design aesthetic you’re exploring for the redesigned site. Be sure to include:
- Sample color palettes that create a good overall mood for the site. One resource for exploring and creating color palettes: Adobe Kuler
- Sample typefaces for the site. Explore typefaces for both headlines and body copy. Be sure to make sure all typefaces are available as web fonts.
- Existing examples (web sites or printed materials) of projects that use a visual style that you may borrow from/use as inspiration for your new site. These samples don’t necessarily need to be from organizations in the same industry; for example you might like the way a certain magazine is laid out or borrow textural elements from a photocopied flyer.
Prepare to share in class Tuesday, April 29.
Add your comments below for feedback and suggestions for the Rasputin Music redesign presentation.
Add your comments below for feedback and suggestions for the NewEgg software redesign presentation.