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Final Project

  1. 1. Final Project Your final project counts toward 35 percent of your grade in this course. Each of you will “formally” present your final project to me and the rest of the class on Thursday , May 21, 2009 beginning at 8 a.m. Estimate 10 minutes or so for your presentation.
  2. 2. Organization <ul><li>Intuitive layout </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to navigate </li></ul><ul><li>Non-linear </li></ul><ul><li>Visual center to each page </li></ul><ul><li>Formatted text for ease of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboarding helps with organization </li></ul>
  3. 3. Writing <ul><li>Journalistic </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate, fair, well-researched facts </li></ul><ul><li>Attributed sources </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t plagiarize. No copyright infringement </li></ul><ul><li>Proofread your copy. No typos allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>AP style </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hyperlinks <ul><li>Give readers lots to click on </li></ul><ul><li>Outside links to additional resources </li></ul><ul><li>Link the various sections of your project where appropriate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Multimedia <ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Source documents (pdfs) </li></ul><ul><li>Maps – when warranted </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interactivity <ul><li>Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul>
  7. 7. Credibility <ul><li>Include an e-mail address to reach you </li></ul><ul><li>Date the project </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to evaluate your sources </li></ul>
  8. 8. Suggested Technology <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PollDaddy.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photoshop, Slideshare.net, Flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quibblo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Usability Testing <ul><li>Show your project to a small test audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can they easily find their way around? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for their input – likes/dislikes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust your design/content, if needed. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Examples from UConn Jour-3098 <ul><li>Music in Storrs </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Assaults at UConn </li></ul><ul><li>UConn Goes Green </li></ul><ul><li>UConn Votest 2008 </li></ul>

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