Web Design Certificate Capstone

Prepare for your final presentation in the last class of the certificate program.

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Web Design Certificate Capstone

Prepare for your final presentation in the last class of the certificate program.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Produce and present detailed documentation of the information gathered from the client interview and user research 
  • Develop and present the detailed site organization and the design specifications 
  • Document and present the site implementation plan and the usability test 
  • Present the published website 

Course description

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This last required class in the Web Design Certificate Program helps prepare students for their final presentation. Combine all the elements in your prior classes as you complete your website. Each session has a focus in the development of your site. The final session is your site presentation. 
 
The class assumes that you have selected your client, conducted the client interview and audience analysis, and have begun the design process. You should also have a draft of your documentation for the portions of the project you have worked on prior to the start of the class. 

Prerequisites

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  • Before enrolling in the Capstone seminar, students need to have completed all required courses for the Web Design Certificate (electives may be taken simultaneously) 
  • The following progress should have been made on the project website: the client chosen, the client interview and audience analysis completed, and the preliminary site design in process 

Syllabus

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Session 1  

Seminar Orientation 

  • Review of project requirements 
  • Review of class session requirements 

Session 1 Assignments 

  • Lecture/discussion 

Session 2  

Project documentation – focus on the client and audience 

  • The identification of the client and analysis of the client’s needs 
  • The purpose of the website including: 
  • Mission Statement 
  • SMART objectives 
  • Success metrics 
  • A description of the audience including: 
  • Summary of audience characteristics 
  • A persona of a typical user 
  • A scenario of how that user would successfully utilize the website 
  • A comprehensive list of potential website topics 

Session 2 Assignments 

  • Student presentation 
  • Written documentation 
  • Student/instructor feedback 

Session 3  

Project documentation – focus on the site organization and design 

  • A detailed and accurate site architecture diagram 
  • A navigation plan based on the site architecture diagram 
  • The detailed page wireframes 
  • The design specifications: fonts, colors, graphics and/or multimedia (including source) 
  • The page mockups 

Session 3 Assignments 

  • Student presentation 
  • Written documentation 
  • Student/instructor feedback 

Session 4  

Project documentation – focus on implementation and usability testing 

  • The methods used to write and validate the HTML and CSS 
  • The techniques used to meet the accessibility requirements 
  • The list of keywords for site optimization 
  • How they were determined 
  • How they have been implemented 
  • JavaScript, jQuery or other scripting languages 
  • How they were used to present site content 
  • The usability testing plan: the list of tasks performed by the users, the methodology for conducting the usability test, the problems identified by the usability test and the modifications made to the site as a result of usability testing 
  • The publishing plan: the domain name and web hosting service selected 

Session 4 Assignments 

  • Student presentation 
  • Written documentation 
  • Student/instructor feedback 

Session 5  

Formal presentation of Capstone Project 

  • Presentation of project website 

Session 5 Assignments 

  • Student presentation 
  • Written documentation 
  • Student/instructor feedback 

Next available start dates

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Web Design Certificate Capstone
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Total classroom hours

12 hours

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Schedule

Online

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 5 T - 9/22/2020 - 12/15/2020
Class meets 9/22, 10/13, 11/3, 11/24, and 12/15

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Total cost

$439

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Instructor: Olga Szemetylo

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