GDES 45 Online - Final Project

Project Grading Scale Possible
Creative Brief, Comps OR Wireframes 10
Interactive Design/Navigation 5
Screen Layout 5
Color Selection/Use 5
Text design/Typography 5
Use of graphics/Optimization 5
Message Design/Communication 5
Scope 5
Specifications 10
Overall Design 10
TOTAL POINTS 65

INSTRUCTIONS

Back to the GDES 45 Main Page
See Due dates on the calendar in Canvas.

OBJECTIVE:

The basic requirements are the same for both types of web sites.

A business related web site is a site that generates revenue or significant savings in some way. You have a choice of three types of business web sites:

OPTIONS FOR BUSINESS WEB SITE DESIGN:

OPTIONS FOR WEBSITE ON YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OR MOVIE:

To Do:

Wireframes:
Develop comps that shows your intentions for your design

Comps:
Develop comps that shows your intentions for your design

Specs (10 points):
The Minimum Requirements Are

Expectations:

Design & Finesse:
(Refer to point totals at top of page)

User Testing

Update: No formal Beta Test required this semester.

Important Notes:
It is a good idea, however, to show your work to other people throughout the design process to get a fresh perspective on what you are doing. You can't really tell how well your design is working for users because you made the site. You know how it works already. Explore whether other people 'get' your site, if they see what you want them to see, and how well they can use your site. You can do this all the way through the process from sketches to comps(image based mockups) to working versions.

Check out the book Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems by Steve Krug for tips on usability and user testing. It's a short and simple book.

See a video of an example usability test from the book here:
Rocket Surgery Made Easy - Steve Krug book/video on usability testing


Beta Test:
You will conduct a test of your site to determine, among other things:

  1. How well it fulfills it's goals and communicates ideas.
  2. The quality of the design.
  3. The technical quality of the site.

Refer to the beta test information and form in your HTML Handout, and/or download information on the beta tests.
Get Beta Test Help/Description.
Get Beta Test Form.