Module 1 – SLP Environment The purpose of the Session Long Project in Trident University classes is to give you the opportunity to explore the applicability of the module to your own life, work, and place in space and time, and to experiment with the module to see how the otherwise academically rigorous presentation of a topic may, with more or less work and/or trauma, become “up close and personal”. This is done in a number of different ways—sometimes cumulative papers, sometimes practical hands-on experimentation with a tool of some sort, sometimes reflections on a place of work or life. The common thread is personal application, aimed at demonstrating a cumulative knowledge and understanding of the course’s material. The main purpose of the written parts of the assignments is to show that you have had some experiences doing the project, that you have thought carefully about what they mean for your own education, and that you can make some personal applications of this meaning to your own professional and/or personal understanding. Demonstrating this understanding is actually considerably more important than carrying out any specific step in the project instructions. For this course, the SLP will take the form of working through a tutorial in information architectures, toward the purpose of creating a design document for a new website (see below). The Term Project Webmonkey is a Web development portal site operated by Wired.com. Among other resources (which you are welcome to peruse), it has a series of tutorials, including a very interesting hands-on Internet-based tutorial on the creation of information architectures (IA) for websites, that ought to work nicely as an SLP for this class. It is organized in five parts, which fits well into our structure. You can access the tutorial at the following site: http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/02/information_architecture_tutorial/ or http://www.webmonkey.com/tutorials/ Your overall assignment for the term is to follow the steps in this tutorial to develop a design document for a website to support students in the ITM programs as they move through it from the first courses to the last. The goal of your project is to use the “information architectures” process to put together the best design you can. You are encouraged to be creative and imaginative; obviously, there is not any one “correct” design. The purpose of the SLP process is to give you some structure as you create your design. The assignment is in three parts, one for each module 1-3. For Module 1, you are to read through the Overview and Lesson 1, and carry out the first steps: goals definition for the website. The lesson outlines a series of questions to structure your goals. It suggests asking a range of respondents about the questions; clearly, this may be outside your present scope, although you may want to discuss them with friends and/or family and/or colleagues who have been with you through the program – who might have suggestions based on their interactions with you as you progressed – to get their take on the possible goals. You may also wish to seek informal thoughts from your instructor if you wish, with a well-structured inquiry. At the least, you need to iterate the questions a couple of times for yourself. Write down your answers, then set them aside for a couple of days and come back to them. If you can do this a couple of times, you’ll find that your formulation will be better each time. This part of the tutorial concludes: “Once you have agreement from everyone involved, document the goals of the site and publish them where everyone in both your client’s organization and your own can see them… summarize the list and write a few paragraphs about the goals. A simple summary will do.” Your “publication” consists of submitting your “list and paragraphs” in report form as your SLP 1 assignment. SLP Assignment Expectations Length: 2-3 pages typed and double-spaced The following items will be assessed in particular: The degree to which you have carried out the assignment completely, or clarified why you could not and investigated alternatives Your ability to focus on the overall purposes of the assignment, not just its specific steps Your use of some in-text references to what you have read; please cite all sources properly Upload your paper when it is completed.

    WEBSITE DESIGN

    Part 1: Creating a sketch muniment moderate a fantasticlightlight structurepost using structuremonkey.com

    The principal concrete of this Session Long Project (SLP), is to institute a conceptual framefruit moderate a embracing structurepost sketch muniment moderate a structurepost meant to excludingtress tyro affairs at Trident University International from the commencement of their courses up to the age they perfect. The not attributeffectual attributableice edifice path moderate structurepost sketch retrieved from structure monkey conciliate be portraitured. The engineering manner is expected to supervene a step-by-guide from structure monkey .com to caportraiture a structurepost that conciliate remunerate integral the moderate concretes of creating the post.  

    Borrowing from prior lessons erudite in Project Government, it is apt to be contemplateful during the sketching manner past the demon is in the details and the structure engineer is required to be very focused to moderatesake issues that could open succeeding that could entertain been moderatesakeed in the earliest situate. In action, not attributeffectual attributableice edifice moderatems the backbindividual of any considerably happy structurepost sketchs. This brochure conciliate examine supplicate the congruous issues with contemplate with what the post is expected to end twain now and in the moderatethcoming.

    Goals of the structuresite

    Improved advantage introduction to the tyros.

    Managing tyro affairs can be a very tricky office excluding where the structurepost is objectified it corrects portraiturer experiments and helps fruitful introduction of advantage Schaupp et al. 2006). Moderate issue, lecturers can post not attributeffectual attributablees and other balbutiation materials to the structurepost where each tyro can be conducive to download a vision at their retirement. The concrete of the tyro’s entrance is to acception portraiturer experiment by 10%.

    Attenuate age fascinated to perfect labors.

    This is a over accidental intent aimed at conducive the tyro maximise benefit from interacting in, and through the structuresite. The lesser the age quenched takes to perfect a manner on the structure the precedent individual can set-out the proximate labor. Age is commonly not attributeffectual attributeffectual attributeffectual on a tyro’s margin, hereafter the structurepost deficiencys to entertain mature manneres with obvious and simplified functions and procedures. The intent here is to attenuate the age fascinated by a portraiturer to perfect individual tsupplicate on the structurepost by 20%. This conciliate be measured through usability analytics and usability.

    Improved gratified dispensation and structurepost government.

    There is deficiency to entertain a structurepost that conciliate be largely manageconducive and yielding plenty. Internet technology and applications conduct on changing, and a structurepost requires common updates and upgrading to survive consentaneous with the emerging playing systems. The structurepost deficiencys are largely penetrable. Lecturers deficiency to edit gratified on the structurepost moderate the tyro to vision. Therefore it should be indulgent to touch.

    To optimize automation and career of fruit.

    The structurepost conciliate be expected to excludingtress the automation start by the university. This is meant to correct the career of not attributeffectual attributableice and retirement of despatch. It to-boot saves tyros coin that could entertain been portraitured to sculpture balbutiation, materials. The structurepost conciliate be integrated with other systems enjoy virtue moderate to fix the entireness of the post and to correct fruitcareer in areas such as probation government and despatch of results and dispensation of apt despatchs to the tyros.

    Supporting awareness and marketing functions

    The structurepost should be conducive to cater visitors with not attributeffectual attributableice abquenched the university and the courses it offers. It should be conducive to cater real-age counsel to visitors abquenched the fantasticlightlight or correctd products and courses floating other apt not attributeffectual attributableice.

    Research and development

    The structurepost should be conducive to capture congruous not attributeffectual attributableice relative-to portraiturer behaviors and preferences, moderate issue, the areas of the post that take over visitors as courteous as entertain an interactive platform where portraiturers can be conducive to reveal through passageing in an email moderatemat. In this habit opinions, suggestions, ideas, and complaints can be enunciated by portraiturers and taked by the authorities and mannered promptly.

    Presentation

    Online basisbases and instrument conciliate be presented by portraiture of smintegral picturesque symbols of the university’s basis courage (Brown, 2010). The university’s picturesque symbols conciliate be in the headings as courteous as the resources courage. A artifice program conciliate be portraitured to caportraiture these picturesque symbols. The symbols conciliate be applied as an correctment to the structuresite. They are meant to image the passage and exasperate curiosity-behalf.

    Tint passage

    The essay tint of the structurepost conciliate be such that it presents a administrative seem to the post to correct ardor and conception of the passage and basis caterd in the not attributeffectual attributableice availconducive on the structure (Garret et al., 2010). A burgundy and beige setting has been selected moderate integral other pages. A harmonious header with the university’s tints conciliate methodic on the right-hand retreat of whole page including the resources courage and the school’s library. A tan and cerulean-colored-colored tint entertain been incorporated into the setting sketch to supply the principal tints of the setting. Integral passage conciliate be in absence black. Any adds to other structuresites and locations on the structurepost conciliate be presented in cerulean-colored. A add that the portraiturer has priorly visited conciliate be highlighted in purple tint.

    References

    Brown, D. M. (2010). Communicating Sketch: Developing Structure Post Munimentation moderate Sketch and Planning. Fantasticlightlight Riders.

    Fuller, D. M., & Hinegardner, P. G. (2001). Ensuring virtue structurepost redesign: the University of                         Maryland’s experiment. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association

    Garrett, J. J. (2010). Elements of Portraiturer Experiment, the: Portraiturer-Centered Sketch Moderate the Structure and Beyond. Pearson Counsel.

    Schaupp, L. C., Fan, W., & Belanger, F. (2006, January). Determining luck moderate irrelative structurepost intents. In System Sciences, 2006. HICSS’06. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on (Vol. 6, pp. 107b-107b). IEEE.

    Statz, P. (2010, February 15). Not attributeffectual attributableice Edifice Tutorial. Retrieved July 23, 2016, from http://www.wired.com/2010/02/information_architecture_tutoria