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ITGM765: Project A

Part 1: Outline, Bibliography and Low-Fidelity Prototype

Make any necessary revisions to formulate a final thesis statement and abstract that clearly defines your thesis proposal.

Develop a comprehensive outline for your paper that corresponds with the thesis statement and abstract.

Continue to compile and expand your bibliography. Ensure that you investigate multiple resources in diverse formats.

Revisit, revise, and continue to refine the architecture of your visual component. Based on these updates, prepare a low-fidelity prototype that exhibits the visual component of your thesis. Consider the following guidelines as you develop your visual elements:

Your architecture may be in the form of site maps, flowcharts, or other visualization forms. Choose the method that most effectively presents your thesis statement and direction.

Your prototype may be in paper or digital form, but it is important that it exhibit the overall flow and user experience.

Submission and Due Date
Power Point Presentation Due on Class 06

Part 2

Expand your outline and abstract to prepare a first draft of the written thesis. As you continue to build your thoughts and formulate your argument, ensure that the writing:

  • builds support for the thesis statement
  • builds on the content from the abstract
  • integrates your voice with the researched content
  • remains focused on the topic
  • implements sufficient breadth of research
  • adheres to chosen writing style
  • utilizes appropriate grammar
  • follows the official thesis guidelines for all styling and formatting guidelines.

Based on critique and user-testing feedback from your low-fidelity prototypes, refine and develop a high-fidelity digital prototype as applicable to your thesis. Consider the following guidelines as you continue to develop your visual elements:

  • This is not final development, but should represent the aesthetic direction of your final.
  • Functionality may be minimal, but the prototype should be representative of the final user experience.

Submission and Due Date
Power Point Presentation Due on Class 09

Part 3: Rough Draft and High-Fidelity Prototype

Expand your outline and abstract to prepare a first draft of the written thesis. As you continue to build your thoughts and formulate your argument, ensure that the writing:

  • Builds support for the thesis statement
  • Builds on the content from the abstract
  • Integrates your voice with the researched content
  • Remains focused on the topic
  • Implements sufficient breadth of research
  • Adheres to chosen writing style
  • Utilizes appropriate grammar
  • Follows the official thesis guidelines for all styling and formatting guidelines.

Based on critique and user-testing feedback from your low-fidelity prototypes, refine and develop a high-fidelity digital prototype as applicable to your thesis. Consider the following guidelines as you continue to develop your visual elements:

  • This is not final development, but should represent the aesthetic direction of your final.
  • Functionality may be minimal, but the prototype should be representative of the final user experience.

Submission and Due Date
Power Point Presentation Due on Class 09

Part 4: Presentation Revision and Documentation

  1. The requirements of this part will vary depending on if you successfully passed the 45-hour review or did not pass. If you did successfully complete your review, continue to develop and refine your thesis in conjunction with Project A. If you did not successfully pass your review, this is the time to refocus and rework the elements of the thesis that need attention as advised by the review committee.
  2. Update your Web site with your thesis development progress.

Submission and Due Date
Power Point Presentation Due on Class 20