You are to prepare the project scope and initial requirements and assumptions for a new Interface Design project. This project is of
A project that you are doing as part of your employment, or are proposing or planning to do.
You are to prepare a Project Brief for this project. The project brief will set the basis for the rest of your assignment work in ITC504.
You should approach this project as a “blue sky” project. That is, you are going to design and develop an interface that is different to those that you have previously worked on. This means that your planning will necessarily be somewhat more diffident as you will be doing research during the planning and design process to achieve your design aims.
Your project brief should include the following sections:
5.Objectives, Outputs and Targets
The project brief should concentrate on the Overview, Vision, Outcomes, Scope and Key Assumptions at this stage.
These sections define your vision for the project and should be quite well developed.
The Objectives and Success Criteria may not be well known at this stage, but some effort should be made to determine what they are. These will be added to later in the project.
Your project brief is NOT to exceed 2 pages in length
The rationale for this assignment is to test student’s ability to capture, develop and understand user requirements for an interface design project. The assignment will also test the ability of students to understand the constraints that are inherently contained in requirements.
Project Design Proposal
Your project brief has been accepted by Senior Management and a design project has been formally commenced. You have been appointed as both Project Manager and Chief Designer for the project.
Your tasks are to:
1. Update your project brief with full details of:
Objectives, Outputs and Targets,
2. Write a Project Design Proposal that covers the following:
Outline of the proposed design;
Proposed evaluation methods.
Your first task updates your initial project document. The update should now reflect the complete user requirements and your objectives, outputs and targets for the project. This update will probably not exceed two (2) pages.
The Project Design Proposal should outline firstly your design aims for the project and how they will meet the user requirements.
You should then give a brief outline of your design. This should be mainly written, rather than be drawn, and you should describe and discuss HOW your design will enhance the user experience (UX) of the user while meeting their requirements, You may also want to refer to design principles to support your argument.
Finally, you need to discuss how you will test your design for usability, UX, and its fit to the requirements. Again you will want to support your argument with reference to principles. You do not need to produce a full test plan at this time.
Include your and subject details with your answer in a MS Word document. Your Project Design Proposal should NOT exceed three (3) pages, excluding references. You will need to reference all literature using the APA 6th edition referencing style.
Detailed Design Document
Prepare a detailed design document for the user interface for your project. Your design document should be based on your Project Requirements and Scope document and your Project Design proposal. Your design document should include the following sections, as a minimum:
1. Design overview;
2. Project scope;
3. Business and User requirements;
4. Key assumptions;
5. Design process to be used;
6. Interface Design, including the following sections with justification for use:
1. All screen layouts;
2. All components identified, with justification for their use;
3. Workflow diagrams for major tasks (if required);
4. Use of colour, frames and sections;
5. Help and user assistance functions;
6. Use of icons;
7. User task navigation;
7. Usability testing and evaluation, including the following sections with justification for use:
1. Evaluation aims;
2. Evaluation methodology;
3. Test audience selection and ethical considerations;
4. Evaluation experiments;
5. Analysis methodology and procedures.
This is the final design for your project so all the sections in the document should be complete in all detail.
Your design has been a success and you have been asked to write a paper that describes how you developed that design and why you chose that particular interface. You will need to discuss how your design meets the user(s) requirements and enhances their experience. You should mention what factors influenced your design, how they influenced it and why. You should discuss similar interfaces that have given your ideas or elements that you have used in your design. You will also need to discuss the reasoning behind your design and why YOU think that this design is the best solution to this particular problem.
Include your and subject details with your answer in a MS Word document. Your discussion should not exceed three (3) pages in length, excluding references. You will need to reference all literature; applications or websites mentioned using the APA 6th edition referencing style.