The assessments for this subject are described below. Other assessment information and/or assistance can be found in Moodle. Marking guides for assessments follow the assessment descriptions. Students should compare final drafts of their assessment against the marking guide before submission.
KOI expects students to submit their own original work in both assignments and exams, or the original work of their group in the case of group assignments.
Individual reflective journal (500 words)
A reflective journal is a personal record of a student's learning experiences. It is a space where a learner can record and reflect upon their observations and responses to situations, which can then be used to explore and analyse ways of thinking.
The purpose of the assessment is to test your understanding of Human Computer Interface Design and its principles applied in the development of a prototype design. The aim of a reflective log is to give you an opportunity to keep a record of the work you undertake, note any existing skills you develop, and learn to identify areas in which you would like to improve.
This assessment contributes to learning outcomes a, b, c and d.
Reflective journal on two week in class activities
The template for writing biweekly reflective journals will be provided on Moodle. Students will be expected to prepare the reflective journal accordingly.
Individual written assessment (1,000 words)
Assessment 1 is a report critically analysing a nominated website. Students must identify all the good interface design principles used in the website design. The report should point out the good and bad practices of interface design. This assessment contributes to learning outcomes a and b.
Analysis of nominated website
Write an analysis report on one of the following type of websites:
● Blogs Website
● Portal Website
● Social media Website
● Educational Website
● Search engines Website
The report should include the following points:
1. Introduction: The introduction about your selected website. All the relevant information and background details should include.
2. Website Structure: The structure of your chosen website should be covered properly. The report should include how the website is set up, the individual subpages are linked to one another etc.
3. Interface Design: Identify at least 5-6 good and bad interface design principles used in the website design. Justify the good and bad interface design identified by you.
4. Screenshots: Provide screenshot samples for all the good and bad interface design principles you have identified in the website and support those with discussion.
5. Conclusion and Recommendations: After the analysis provide a comprehensive summary of the report. Also, add the limitations you have studied and what will be the future scope to overcome those limitations.
Individual assessment- Mid-trimester test (1 hour)
Covers topics of Weeks 1 to 5. This assessment contributes to learning outcomes a and b.
The assessment will consist of a series of short answer questions relating to subject content from topics covered in weeks 1 to 5 inclusive.
Assessment type: Group assessment
This assessment will allow students to develop a website. This assessment contributes to learning outcomes c and d.
Group Project (3-5 members in a group): project plan (500 words – will be discussed in
class), report with working prototype (2,500 words) and presentation (15 minutes).
This assessment requires students to design a website of their choice in their area of interest. Students are required to develop a prototype of the website. The prototype will be used to test the applicability of interface design. Students are allowed to design and develop the prototype in HTML and CSS only based on the skill acquired in the tutorials. A group report needs to be completed and students must present the outcome of their project. Students will be expected to answer the questions during the presentation about their project.
The project plan must include:
1) Title and description of the website
2) Design Plan (preliminary sketches of the website)
3) Members role and responsibilities
4) Project Plan (Gantt Chart and other related information)
The Report must contain following sections:
1) Introduction of the report
2) Detailed design of the webpages and all interfaces
3) Prototype development with testing and screenshots
4) Conclusion and Recommendations
The students will give 15 min presentation and demonstration of their project.