Week 10: Introduction to the Best Practices Article and the Client Project

Quinn WarnickWeekly Updates

The drafts of your Responsive Microsites looked very impressive during our peer critique workshop today. I can’t wait to see your finished sites on Tuesday! As you revise your site, remember the feedback you received from your classmates — their reactions should be a good indicator of how your intended audience would perceive the site. If you have any questions as you wrap up your project, please let me know.

Once we put Unit #2 behind us, we’ll turn our attention to the two remaining assignments that will keep us busy for the rest of the semester: the Best Practices Article and the Client Project. Please read through the details of each assignment this weekend to get a sense of where we’re headed.

Here are a few quick reminders about how we’ll spend our time during Week 10:

  • Your Responsive Microsite is due on Tuesday. Please make sure that your project is live and functioning on your personal website and that your memo of transmittal is uploaded to your shared Google Drive folder (in Google Docs format) before you come to class. (Make sure your memo includes a link to your site and any Bootstrap templates/themes you used!) In class, we will meet our clients for the Client Project, so please come prepared to listen carefully and ask lots of smart questions. Last but not least, remember to complete the “Self-Perception Inventory for Team Roles” that I distributed on Thursday and bring the summary page to class.
  • On Thursday, I will announce the teams for our Client Project, and you will use most of our class session to hold your first team meeting and develop your Unit #4 Memorandum of Understanding, which will be due the following Tuesday (April 7). In preparation for this meeting, please read the following articles about working with clients:

As always, I’ll be checking email regularly this weekend, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.