Technology- Relaunch Design

Brainstorm for the setup of the Application

Idea 1

To have a single homepage for the application then having other individual pages linking out of the home page.

Idea 2

To have a homepage with pages linking out of that page, and then having other subpages linking out of every single page.

Idea 3

To have a single page where all the information will contained on that one page.

Idea 4

 To have a homepage with other pages linking out of the homepage, and then having other subpages linking from the pages, not all pages need to have subpages.

Idea 5

To have a homepage with pages linking out of the homepage and having subpages inside the individual pages, then having another sub subpage linking out of the subpage again.

Final Decision

I believe that ideas 1, 4 and 5 can be expanded into making a good application idea.

What pages will be on the application?

My application would be an informational application that contains information on what MUN is. There will be quite a few different pages on explain different things that goes on in MUN. Here will be a list of the things that will go in the application also an explanation of what the page will include and what they are there for. Also any possible subpages that this page will also be mentioned below, in other words a site map would be created.

Main Home Page

This page will be the main page of this application. When the target audience opens the application, this will be the first page they see, so first impressions would be very important. On this page, the target audience will be directed to all the other main sub- pages that the application contains. These main subpages would then direct the audience to information that contains in the application.

What is it?

This page will explain what MUN is and give a general explain of what it is and how it runs.

Rules

This page lists the essential rule that applies in all MUN conferences. This information would be very important, as if something is isn’t clear, the user can check to this page.

Resolution

In this page, it will help the users to understand how a resolution is written. Resolutions are the things that get debate going in a MUN conference. Without resolutions, debate would never happen, so it is essential to know how to write good long resolutions.

MUN Preparation

This page would help the user to get ready for a MUN conference. It would guide the user into what sort of research the user would need to take.

Pictures

This page would be an image gallery that shows the user how MUN looks like.

Glossary

This page would help the user get the definition of terms used in MUN conferences.

Initial Application Map Layout

Design 1 (from brainstorm idea 4):

Initial Design 1

This site map is very organized; clear pages can be seen linking off from the homepage. These pages are quite vague in general so that is why there are subpages that would give more specific information on each individual topic. This way, the information can be found easily and the user wouldn’t have any difficulty using the application.

Comparison of specification to product

Specification  Comment Mark (out of 5)
The application must work.  Not sure if this can happen.  N/A
The application must be made within the given time limit. This design doesn’t contain a lot of pages to create therefore it should be able to be completed in time.  4
The application must have at least 6 different pages. Yes, the application does contain 6 different pages. It has a total of 14 different pages including the homepage  4
The application must promote MUN club. This application map design is based around MUN, giving important information to the user. Even though more details can be provided.  4
The application must provide useful information about the MUN club. The application map shows that different information would be provided.  4
The application should be easy to use and understand. The application is laid out in a organized manner  4
The application must have an original design. The application is designed nicely and  4
The application must be suitable for the target audience. The target audience is between years 9-13. The site map is designed so it would be easier to find information  4

Design 2 (from brainstorm idea 1):

Initial Design 2

This design if a fairly simple design to create. There aren’t a lot of pages to make and everything is simple and easily linked with one another. The information is all located together so the user can find it easily. The problem with this map is that not all of the MUN information can be explained, and if explained it doesn’t really go into detail because there aren’t sub-pages to help explain it in more detail.

Specification  Comment Mark (out of 5)
The application must work. Not sure if this can happen.  N/A
The application must be made within the given time limit. This design is simple and should be easily completed under the time given.  5
The application must have at least 6 different pages. This design just contains 9 pages including the homepage.  4
The application must promote MUN club. The application map shows that every page is based on MUN.  4
The application must provide useful information about the MUN club. The application map shows that it does provided MUN information, but not in great depth.  3
The application should be easy to use and understand. The application only has pages, and no sub pages, therefore finding information can be quite hard.  3
The application must have an original design. The application map shows that this is an original design .  4
The application must be suitable for the target audience. The target audience is between years 9-13. The site map is designed so that all the information can be found in 1 place of the application.  4

Design 3 (from brainstorm idea 5):

Initial Design 3

This application map has a very complex structure design. There are a lot of pages and sub-pages, making it very organized. The only problem with this design is that there are too many pages to create. This would take up a lot of time; time that I don’t really have, since created wouldn’t be that long. On the other hand, a lot of things can be explained in detail as there are a lot of pages.

Specification  Comment Mark (out of 5)
The application must work. Not sure if this can happen.  N/A
The application must be made within the given time limit. This design is very complex with a lot of pages and it would be quite challenging to complete under the given time.  3
The application must have at least 6 different pages. This design just contains 26 different pages including the homepage.  5
The application must promote MUN club. The application map shows that every page is based on MUN.  4
The application must provide useful information about the MUN club. The application map suggests that this application would give great  5
The application should be easy to use and understand. The application has sub sub-pages, all organized in a logical order. This would make it easier to use.  4
The application must have an original design. The application is designed nicely.  4
The application must be suitable for the target audience. The target audience is between years 9-13. The amount of information might not be suitable for younger audience.  3

Comparison of all three designs

Specification Design 1 Design 2 Design 3
The application must work.  N/A  N/A  N/A
The application must be made within the given time limit.  4  5  3
The application must have at least 6 different pages.  4  4  5
The application must promote MUN club.  4  4  4
The application must provide useful information about the MUN club.  4  3  5
The application should be easy to use and understand.  4  3  5
The application must have an original design.  4  4  3
The application must be suitable for the target audience.  4  4  3
Total (out of 35) 28 27 28

Final Decision/ Justificaiton

Looking at each design and how it compares with each specification, I think that design number 1 would be my final design. I have chosen this design because it is not simple as design number 2 and not as hard to create as design number 3. Also looking at the specifications, design 1 got the most consistent number, a level 4 out of 5 for every single specification. This is quite a high number compared to the other two designs. Also this design doesn’t have a lot of pages, not making it hard on the users when it comes to finding information. Also the amount of pages is suitable for the target audience.

Modifications needed to be made:

In comparison to my initial design 1, I now must make modifications to ensure that the specifications are met and the application map is as effective as possible. The site map needed to add a few extra pages so that it would become clearer for the target audience. Therefore the changes are made in the final design.

Final Design

Final Design

Work Cited 

“Family Echo – Free Online Family Tree Maker.” Family Echo. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.familyecho.com/

 

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  1. Your work looks like it’s generally done well but your images aren’t displayed. Please fix this by your lesson on Wednesday, 28 March and I will reassess this assignment. Please email me with a direct link to this blog post so that I know it is ready to reassess and can easily find it. Let me know if you have any questions/need any help.

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