The overall task is divided into two project phases (i.e. two separate, but related projects). It is strongly advised that you read the following project description in conjunction with the description for Project A.You are to complete the following task in the order given:
Develop high-fidelity prototype. Based on the user test feedback and recommendations that you proposed in the previous phase (Project A), develop a high-fidelity prototype (i.e. reasonably complete version) for the website. Use any combination of HTML5 and CSS3. Remember to indicate which browser (i.e. IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.) you are
targeting as the main working platform. For the purpose of this project, please exclude mobile devices that runs on fragmented or closed-system technology, such as Android, Apple iOS and Nook. Do not use Rapid Application Prototyping (RAD) tools or any other type of scripting languages or services, eg. Python, Lua, AJAX, Dreamweaver, WordPress etc.
Carry out user acceptance test. Devise two walkthrough scenarios. For example,“Instruct the user to visit the Robot section, look up two artefacts, exit and select Vechicle section and look up four other artefact.” Apply this walkthrough scenario to your test subjects. Invite 3 to 4 potential users (e.g. friends, family members, classmates should be fine, etc.) to play the role of users. You do not need to provide their names.
Ask each of the users to perform all the walkthrough scenarios you have devised. Apply appropriate techniques to determine how the website performs under these test conditions. Systematically collect data on the user performance. For example, how long did each of the users take to complete each of the scenarios Did the users find the interface easy or challenging to use Does the interface allow users to change their minds Etc. Refer to your textbook for more detailed and appropriate parameters that suits your requirements.
Identify features. Identify any one or two features of the website that you think deserves particular attention. An example of a feature is, draw attention to interface design elements that are particularly innovative, e.g. visitors can call up a mini navigational ‘menu bar’ from any page.
Recommendation. From the outcome of the user acceptance test, provide recommendations on how the high-fidelity prototype can be improved. Assertions made in your recommendation need to be supported by the test results you have carried out earlier.
Write a report. Produce a report to document the tasks and the outcome of your efforts undertaken for Project B. Remember, this report is intended for your employers. You need to document and support the viability of your website that is, to convince your employer that your webpage is performing as intended.