Communication Through the Web

DCI 108

Winter 2021

Credits: 3

Requirements Met: DCI Minor Core

Class Meeting Metadata
Meets: MW 4:00 - 5:35pm Eastern
Classroom: Virtual (Zoom links in Canvas)
Instructor's Metadata
Instructor: Jason T. Mickel, Ph.D.
E-Mail: mickelj@wlu.edu How to Email a Professor
Phone: (540) 458-8653
Office: Leyburn M33
Office Hours: M 1:00-2:00
T 2:30-3:30
W 11:00-12:00
Or by appointment

Exercise #3: Applying UX Skills to Your Personal Site50 points

Due Wednesday, February 17 @ 11:55pm

Overview

After the first two exercises, you should have a good sense of the content that will go into your site as well as a rough idea of what you would like it to look like.

Generate two wireframes — one for your home page and one for your "About Me" page. The wireframes' design should be guided by the results of your previous two exercises as well as all of the readings you have completed thus far. You may create the wireframes using any tool you choose including pen and paper. The Resources page on the course website has links to two online tools that I recommend.

In addition to the wireframes, you will submit a very brief summary report of how your findings from previous work guided your design choices. As with the previous two exercises, the contents of this one will inform the design document produced for your final portfolio site.

Expectations

The summary report should meet the following criteria:

  • 250 to 750 words
  • Double-spaced
  • Arial or Times New Roman
  • Make clear reference to the sources assigned as reading and the findings from your previous exercises. You should cite works that are not your own by using the academic format you are most familiar with (APA, MLA, etc.). If you need help, refer to the University Library's guide to citation and plagiarism.

You may use any word processing software that you are comfortable with (Word, Google Docs, Apple Pages, etc.). Submit either the document itself or a link to it to this assignment's Canvas page. If submitting a link, you MUST test it before submitting to ensure it works (i.e., don't assume that a copy and paste gives me exactly what I need).

You may use any software, online tool, or simple pen and paper for the wireframes. If using software or an online tool, submit either the downloaded files as images or share links to them. If using pen and paper, scan/photograph the final results and submit the images. Regardless, they should be submitted to Canvas.

Grading Specifications

Grading Rubric
Sophisticated Very Competent Fairly Competent Not Yet Competent
Argument/depth of analysis of summary report
15 points total
Fully meets requirements of assignment. Explores implications of choices in thoughtful and/or original ways. Makes convincing case for why selected key ideas connect (or contradict) with the material studied thus far. (14-15 pts) Paper fully meets the requirements but does not exceed them. Makes good case for why selected key ideas connect (or contradict) material studied thus far. (12-13 pts) Paper does not address some aspects of the assignment. Makes mildly convincing case for why selected ideas connect (or contradict) material studied thus far. (10-11 pts) Paper does not address the assignment. Selects minor rather than key ideas, and/or does not show why the selected ideas connect (or contradict) material studied thus far. (0-9 pts)
Clarity of summary report
10 points total
Consistently precise and unambiguous wording, clear and lucid sentence structure. All citations are well chosen, effectively framed in the text and explicated where necessary. (8.5-10 pts) Mostly precise and unambiguous wording, mostly clear sentence structure. Mostly effective choice of citations. Mostly effective framing and explication of citations where necessary. (7.5-8.5 pts) Imprecise or ambiguous wording. Confusing sentence structure. Poorly chosen citations,or ineffective framing and explication of citations. (6-7.5 pts) Consistently imprecise or ambiguous wording, confusing sentence structure. Citations contradict or confuse student's text. Citations used to replace student's own ideas. (0-5 pts)
Presentation of summary report
5 points total
Paper is clean, well formatted, and written in complete sentences. Citations are all properly attributed in a consistent style. Virtually no spelling or grammatical errors. (5 pts) Paper is clean, well formatted, and written in complete sentences. Citations are all properly attributed in a consistent style. A few minor spelling or grammatical errors. (4 pts) Paper is clean, well formatted, and written in complete sentences. Some improperly attributed citations and/or inconsistent citation style. A number of spelling or grammatical errors. (3 pts) Paper is sloppy, incorrectly formatted, and/or not written in complete sentences. Many improperly attributed citations or inconsistent style of citation. Many spelling or grammatical errors. (0-2 pts)
Wireframes
20 points total
Wireframes clearly show the structure of the two pages. Illustrate all pieces (text boxes, media, menus, headers, footers, etc) intended to be on the site and their placement and purpose is obvious. (18-20 pts) Wireframes demonstrate the structure of the two pages. Illustrate most pieces (text boxes, media, menus, headers, footers, etc) intended to be on the site and their placement and purpose is somewhat clear. (15-17 pts) Wireframes show some structure of the two pages. Illustrate some pieces (text boxes, media, menus, headers, footers, etc) intended to be on the site but placement and purpose of all pieces is not immediately obvious. (12-14 pts) Wireframes show minimal or no clear structure of the two pages. Illustrate minimal pieces (text boxes, media, menus, headers, footers, etc) intended to be on the site and their placement and purpose is not obvious. (0-11 pts)

Rubric adapted from https://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/examples/courselevel-bycollege/cfa/tools/reflectionpaper-cfa.pdf