MAT E 453 COURSE WEBSITE MOHAMMED ALZAYER TYLER HARMEYER DEREK ROSE ALEX ROVER English 314 December 9th, 2014 Outline • Background Context Client and Audience • Tasks Mohammed Tyler Derek Alex • Discussion Time and Money Now What? Struggles • Conclusion Project Showcase Questions Context • Situation: Class: Materials Engineering ‘Mat E’ 453: Properties of Polymers. Offered every Fall. Nature of Class: Lab based. 2 lectures, 1 lab session weekly. Problem: Lab data and videos shared via e-mail, rest of class materials shared via Blackboard. Fig. 1 by Brian Cain Context • What to do about it? Proposed Solution: Course website to gather all of class materials in one place. Blackboard?: Still used for grades submission. Outcomes: Learn more from class, increase grades and professor evaluation. Fig. 2 by Anthony Frasier Client • Brief Summary: Name: Dr. Eliseo De León Teaching 453: 2nd time. With his Students: Down to Earth. In This Project: Shared class materials in timely fashion, full freedom in programming, graphical choices. Fig. 3 by Eliseo De León Audience • Brief Summary: College: Engineering. Classification: Seniors. Age Range: Approx. 21-25 (occasionally taken by grad students) Traits: Capable and professional but busy. Fig. 4 by ATG Store Tasks: Mohammed • Designing and Programming: Tasks: (1) Implement group ideas and writing into web pages. (2) Design layout and logo. (3) Make an instructions’ booklet. Software: Adobe Photoshop CC (Graphics) Microsoft FrontPage 2003 (HTML Editor) Fig. 5 by Wikimedia Commons Tasks: Tyler • Planning and Ideas: Planning: (1) Divide content into pages (syllabus, lecture, etc.) (2) Decide what goes into pages. Ideas: (1) Search box. (2) Content box. (3) “Up” button for easy navigation. Note: Assisted with handouts and surveys. Fig. 6 “Pix Good” Tasks: Derek • Writing: Tasks: (1) Rearrange documents (syllabus for e.g.) to fit new platform. (2) Major writing in reports and website pages. (3) Help in instructions booklet. (4) Proofread: grammar and content checking writings. Fig. 7 “The Puzzling..” Tasks: Alex • Testing: Tasks: (1) Test website on different browsers and devices. (2) Write a ‘physical’ survey for randomly selected sample of students. (3) Write a separate survey for current Mat E 453 students. Fig. 8 “Bloomberg..” Discussion: Time • Proposed Timeline: Note: everything went as planned. Website went live 3 days early. Fig. 9 (Gantt Chart) Discussion: Money • Expectations: Cost effective. No printing. Free domain by ISU. • Reality: Instructions booklet and surveys printing cost. Copy of FrontPage 2003 for instructor costs $45. Fig. 10 by Brian Spero Discussion: Now What? • Present: (1) Continue with testing. (2) Show client final version. (3) Give client software, site content, instructions’ booklet. • Future: (1) Hope that website will be maintained and used Fall 2015. (2) Create new non-ISU email so that client can reach us. Fig. 12 by Roger Conant Discussion: Struggles • Project Struggles? (1) Group members different and busy schedules. (2) Trying to make website compatible with most platforms. (3) Trying to get the website hosted by ISU servers. (4) Website can only be uploaded and updated through an ISU computer. Fig. 11 “Why 96% of..” Conclusion: Showcase mse.iastate.edu/mate453 Questions Works Cited Cain, Brian. Digital image. Should You Join Email Processing 4 Cash This Might Be Controversial. N.p., 2014. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Conant, Roger. Digital image. Will “The Credit Union of The Future” Look like “The Coop of The Future”? N.p., 30 Oct. 2012. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. De León, Eliseo. Digital image. Linked In. N.p., Aug. 2013. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Dewese, David. Digital image. The Recording Revolution. N.p., 13 Jan. 2014. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Digital image. ATG Stores. N.p., 2014. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Digital image. Bloomberg Business Week. N.p., 2014. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Digital image. Pix Good. N.p., 2014. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Digital image. Why 96% of Struggling IM’rs Make UNDER $1,000 per Month? N.p., 2014. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., 2014. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., 2014. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Fraiser, Anthony. Digital image. The Phat Startup. N.p., 2013. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. Spero, Brian. Digital image. 9 Smart Ways for Designers to save Money. N.p., 27 Dec. 2012. Web. 07 Dec. 2014.