Week 15 and Finals Week: Wrapping Up the Client Project and the Best Practices Article

We’re almost there — the end of the semester is less than two weeks away! It’s been a great semester, and I’m excited to see your finished client projects and read your best practices articles. At this point, you should be making steady progress on both assignments, and our last two class sessions will be structured to help you put the finishing touches on your site and your article. Here’s how we’ll spend our time:

  • On Monday, I will hold team conferences with each team, so please be prepared to show me a complete draft of your site and the compiled results of your usability tests. The rest of class will be dedicated workshop time for your team to make progress on Unit #3. (Plan wisely in order to use this time well!) I will be available to answer brief, specific questions related to your client project, but I won’t be able to spend a lot of time with each team during class, so if you need serious technical help with your site, please come see me during office hours on Tuesday (1–4) or Wednesday (9–12).
  • On Wednesday, we will dedicate most of class to a peer critique workshop for Unit #4, so please come to class with a solid draft of your article, which should be located somewhere on your Reclaim Hosting site. As you write your article, refer to the assignment details and do your best to follow the guidelines of the publication you are targeting. If time allows, we will use the remainder of class for one last Unit #3 team meeting.

We will not meet as a class during Finals Week, so please remember to submit both of your assignments online before their due dates:

  • Your best practices article is due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 16. Your article should be formatted as a simple, one-page website, hosted on your personal website. To submit your article, please email me the URL for your finished project.
  • Your client project is due no later than Wednesday, December 18, at 4:25 p.m. Please submit your team’s memo of transmittal any additional materials (usability results, wireframes, screenshots of early drafts, client feedback, or anything else listed in your team’s MOU) by placing them in your team’s shared Google Drive folder (which should also be shared with me). Your individually completed “Team Evaluation Form,” which I will distribute during Week 15, should be slid under my office door (Shanks 427) or placed in my department mailbox (#8, located next to Shanks 323) before the due date.

As always, if you have any questions about these items, please drop me a line. I’ll try to be in my office as much as I can for the next week, so let me know if you need to come by during a time other than my “official” office hours. Good luck wrapping things up!