Now that you have critically viewed some websites and reflected on how a site can tell a story, begin to design your team's project site by creating a wireframe model of the three pages you'll be designing and a brief write-up justifying your choices. You may draw them by hand or using any online drawing tool to assist you. Some possibilities of the latter are: Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, Google Drawings, or Draw.io (my personal recommendation if you want to create it online).
The end goal of this project is to allow you to showcase the programming and web development skills you have learned through a process of answering quantitative research questions. You proposed five potential questions in your first deliverable. You should now choose/refine these down to two questions: one that can be addressed with a chart and one that can be addressed with a map. If you're struggling to do so, please talk to me ASAP.
You have (nearly) complete freedom to design the site as you see fit as I hope this creation is something you can promote on your resume or CV. Here comes the "nearly" part. Your site should:
Beyond my requests, feel free to embellish the page with any other text, graphics, lists, tables, video, etc. that you believe will help to communicate your story. For some inspiration, visit:
and follow links to the original stories.
I do not expect you by the end of this course to be web design experts or to be able to replicate the effects in professional sites, rather I want you to design towards a goal of how you would like it to look even if it doesn't reach that stage by the end of our 12 weeks.
You will be graded on:
The deliverable will begin with a full score of 75 points and deductions will be made accordingly. All team members will receive the same score.