Start: Wed, July 21
Hand in: Wed, July 28
Counts for 10% of final grade.
Create a prototype of your web site containing at least 10 pages. It is OK to use pretend data and no database.
You can author your website using Microsoft Frontpage or other authoring tool, or using raw HTML. Pictures and images for your site can be "sloppily" drawn by hand or scanned in. You can put your pages up on the server for the class, or your own machine if you have a web server. Be sure all the links in your page are relative links (that is, just refer to file names from the current directory without the whole path in them).
Reminder: no copying of commercial sites (see the homework cheating policy). In particular, do not copy the overall design of commercial sites, and do not use any art-work (pictures) from commercial sites that isn't marked as free clip art. The one exception is that it is OK to use pictures of products copied from commercial sites that stand in for the products you might offer (for example, if you are selling bracelets, you can use pictures of bracelets from commercial sites to pretend to be the bracelets you will sell). Similarly, if your site will contain advertisements, it is OK to use commercial advertisements copied from the web. But do not use pictures that are navigation buttons, separators, headers, etc.
The URL where we can find your pages or a .zip file containing the entire site if you don't have it on a server.
A hardcopy printout of all your pages (black and white is OK if you don't have a color printer)
A short (e.g., one paragraph) discussion about how what you learned in your contextual inquiry influenced your design. In particular, be sure to discuss any design decisions that resulted from what you learned from your CI.
A short (e.g., one-page) scenario in which you follow an example user through a single example goal and task using your site, that shows how you envision a user using your site, and therefore what parts you plan to use for the user testing in assignments 4 and 5.
We will be grading from the hardcopy, so be sure to turn a hardcopy in on-time in class.
Note: Homework 4 will have others evaluating your web site, so it is important that you finish this assignment on time!
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