Last Class: April 4 @ the Varley

For our last class on April 4, we are meeting at the Varley Art Gallery in Markham. This will give the teams an opportunity to present their final designs to the Varley staff in the gallery context.This class with begin at 5:00 pm prompt and will allow each group to present their project work

Come prepared to present and discuss your design decisions with the audience. Since the partners have already seen your work in the prototype stage, they will be keen to see how your design has beeb refined.

Important : Think about how you want to display and present your project and be prepared for a 10-15 min talk/demo.

If you need a ride from York campus, please let me know by Wednesday at the latest. I can take a few passengers and we can work together to carpool as needed. There is also public transportation available.

Participation for this class presentation is not optional as counts towards your final grade

See you Thursday!

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P4: Refined Prototype

For the final phase of the project, each group is to refine their prototype based on the user test results. From this new set of design requirements, students will upgrade the information architecture, interaction behaviours and visual layer. By addressing these design implications, the prototype will be improved to be more accurately reflect the final design.

Deliverables

  1. process documented and organized in group website
  2. refined prototype linked from group website
  3. a style guide submitted in printed form and in pdf

Style Guide
Each group will submit a Style Guide to document the visual specifications of the Refined Prototype. The visual material will include a written component to explain the choices and other needed information for future designers. It should be written as a guideline for another designer to follow, so that the system can be modified or edited and the integrity of your interface will be maintained.

The criteria to be addressed in the style guide will include:

  1. Introduction and background to the project
  2. Branding– identity, experience, intentions
  3. Typography – typefaces, sizes, styles, etc. and application
  4. Colour scheme – palette, mood
  5. Layout – screen design, grid, navigation
  6. Interactivity – screen dynamics, touch controls
  7. Conclusions – further directions, other notes

Include any other relevant material as decided by the team

Due for final presentation on April 4

Next Class: Feb 28 @ the Varley

As mentioned in the last class, our next meeting will happen at the Varley Art Gallery in Markham. This class with begin a 5:00 pm prompt and will allow each group to present their project work to the Varley partners. It will also give you the opportunity to visit the space and get a sense of the context for your design work.

Come prepared to present and discuss your project work. Since the partners have no idea what each group is working on, it is advised to give a little background refresher. Since the current work is a prototype, think about how you want to display your project. I will bring a laptop and projector.

If you need a ride from York campus, please let me know by Wednesday at the latest. I can take a few passengers and we can work together to carpool as needed. There is also public transportation available.

Attendance for this class presentation is not optional.

See you Thursday!

P3: User Testing (30%)

Each group member is to develop their own strategies for testing their prototype. The individual member will design a test for a specific and unique aspect of the prototype. Each test will be conducted with a minimum of 3 test subjects from their defined user group.

The whole group needs to collect and aggregate the member’s test results that outline:

  • the objectives of the testing
  • what methodologies were applied and why
  • how the test was conducted
  • an analysis of the results
  • how this will determine further design work Continue reading