Project 2: Requirements
Complete the requirements listed below:
Using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, complete the steps below for the user research portion of the project:
User Analysis. Identify the characteristics of your user population. If you have multiple user classes (types of stakeholders), identify each one. Create a persona for each type of primary stakeholder. You need to include at least two user personas.
Task Analysis. Determine the tasks of the problem you’ve chosen and analyze their characteristics. Think about other questions you should ask that might be relevant to your particular domain. You should find and analyze at least three tasks. If you can’t find that many tasks in your problem, try drilling down to more specific tasks, and consider exceptional and emergency tasks. Write a Hierarchical Task Analysis (as done in class) for each task. At this stage you should be focused on the abstract steps of each task and should not be thinking about what your interface will look like yet.
Problem Scenario Analysis. For each task, write a paragraph-length problem scenario: a concrete, realistic example of the task.
Usability Requirements. Think about what usability metrics make sense for your project and specify at least two measurable usability criteria for your final system (e.g., “Users will score satisfaction at least 4.0 on a 1-7 scale following performance of two standardized tasks.”).
Design and Wireframes
Using one of the UI tools, complete the following:
Sketches: Take time to brainstorm a variety of different interface designs, sketching them by hand on paper or digitally. You should play with many more than two designs, but you only need to record two.
Storyboards: Using the scenario, generate one preliminary design for your user interface. Explain each design and include a storyboard showing how it works for your scenario. The storyboard should combine words with sketches showing how the interface would look over the course of the scenario.
Wireframes: After the storyboard, you should have an analysis that considers the design’s good and bad points for learnability, visibility, efficiency, and error prevention. Create a digital wireframe of the UI design. The wireframes should include all screens needed to complete the scenario.
Presentation: Present the storyboard and wireframes professionally. This could be completed by using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc. Include: describe the design for each of the wireframes – justify your design decisions.
Project 2 Reflection
What issues or challenges did you face completing this project?
What software programs did you use to create this project?
You can submit your Project 2 Reflection as a Microsoft Word document or just copy and paste your answers into your Assignments Folder’s text box when you submit your assignment along with the rest of the required project files.
Submit your Project Files to LEO
Submit your completed User Research document to your Project 2 Assignment Folder.
Submit your completed Wireframes to your Project 2 Assignment Folder.
Complete a Project 2 Reflection (below) and submit it to your Project 2 Assignments Folder.