Each student will install WordPress on a web server. Students will select a theme, install it and customize its CSS. Students will select and install widgets/plugins.
Deliverables to include a project plan, competitive analysis, incremental milestones and a “lessons learned” reflection. The final site will be graded based on aesthetics, usability, social network integration and creativity.
Assessment (250 points)
Project Plan – due 12 December @ 6pm – incorporates elements from readings and assignments. Identifies audience, outlines project goals. Identifies competitive sites and analysis that includes at least one scenario/use case (this is what I will use to assess the site) and three personas. Added: include wireframe of home page and at least one secondary page (can be blog/blog post) – wireframe can be PDF/image of sketch; include screen capture of WP Dashboard showing plugins; include screen capture of WP Dashboard showing theme widgets; include screen capture of WP Dashboard showing settings-> general.
- 75 points : all components present, no typos/grammar errors, demonstrates creative thought and initiative (beyond minimum)
- 65 points : all components present, minimal errors, average response
- 55 points : missing components or major errors or below-average response
- 45 points : missing components and major errors or below-average response
Web Site – due 12 December at midnight – functional web site with a working home page, an “about” page (may be called something else) and at least one other page. Must have social media integration; does not have to include a blog. Must have plugins. Assessed on aesthetics, usability, functionality, social network integration and creativity.
- 100 points : Above average design, usable for primary use case, functional/SN integration, demonstrates creative thought and initiative (beyond bare bones)
- 90 points : Aesthetically pleasing, usable for primary use case, functional/SN integration
- 80 points: Lacking in one area: Aesthetically pleasing, usable for primary use case, functional/SN integration
- 70 points: Lacking in more than one area: Aesthetically pleasing, usable for primary use case, functional/SN integration
- 25 points: 18
- 10 points:
1412 December @ midnight : short post to course blog announcing that the project is live (link must work)
- maximum of 40 points:
1412 December @ 6pm : “lessons learned” reflection to be posted to Catalyst CollectIt