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Nov 5, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Analysis of the Project Requirement


Module D (Multimedia Production and Web Authoring): School Information Feeding System

Suppose your school is restructuring its web site. The school would like to have
specific pages

where
frequently

updated

information
is given. The information may include
school announcements, schedules of extracurricular

activities, open contests that students may participate in, etc
. Each category may have
different target audiences

including
staff, students, parents, or even the gene
ral public.


(1)

Candidates are required to
propose
two

desirable solutions

for implementing the above task. The

proposed
solutions should
aim at facilitating
efficient information seeking
. Candidates should
analyze

and compare

the
two solutions in terms of th
e
mechanisms of information dissemination
, the
web

technology involved

and the
functions available to the users
.

(2)

Candidates are required to
design and create

the
layouts

of the web pages to
illustrate

how a user may
seek

information from the pages

for one
of the proposed solutions in Part (1).


Suggested time allocations for Part (1) and Part (2) are 40% and 60% respectively.


Analysis:



School web site
: Our school web site, or any school web site



Specific pages

that are
frequently updated



Specific
: some but

not all



Frequently updated
: How

frequent

? Once a day? Once a week?



School announcement



Schedules of extracurricular activities



Open Contests that students may participate in



etc
: Give one or more examples of web pages with

frequently updated content




Different target audiences
: What information they may want to know?



Staff / Students / Parents / General public



Part (1)



Two desirable solutions



Desirable
: Feasible, practical



Two solutions

for comparison:



Should be very different in nature (static VS dy
namic)



Describe how they work on: updating content?
Information

seeking (see below)?



Information seeking
: not necessary searching



What information may different audiences want to read?



In what way an audience can find out information from the web site?



How

to make information seeking easier/faster/more convenient?



Analyze and compare
:



Mechanisms of information dissemination
:



How the content is updated in the web site?



Updating HTML (static) or submit data by web form (dynamic)?



What kinds of knowledge are n
eeded for creating/updating of the web pages?



Web technology
:



What
are the web technologies

to achieve the two solutions?



What client
-
side or server
-
side technologies are needed for dynamic web page?



Functions available to users
:



Who are the

users

? (Com
puter operators? Audiences?
)



What functions are needed for a computer operator to update
the

web site?



What functions may different audiences want?



It is possible to build the functions? How to build the functions?



Any other advantages and disadvantages?
(more comparisons)





Part (2)



Design and create



Layout
: Only web pages, no server
-
side programming needed



Illustrate
: Only a demonstration, not a working web page



Seek information
:



Demo fo
r audiences



Demo the functions of posting information to web page, i
f necessary



O
ne of the proposed solutions
: One only, may be either one. (Make your decision!)



Suggested time allocation

~ Suggested mark allocation



Part (1) 40%



Describe two solutions



How they work? What features may each of them possess? (static VS dynami
c)



How can they achieve the goals? (
information

seeking, etc.)



Compare and analyze



Mechanisms of information dissemination



Web technology



Functions available to users



Any other advantages and disadvantages? (more comparisons)



Part (2) 60%



Design and create

a demo web site



Demonstrate structure



Demonstrate layout



Demonstrate functions





Content is not important



Description (in report)



Your design



What does each web page demonstrate? (what is the function of each page?)



What features achieve the goals (inform
ation seeking, etc.)



Testing



Are the links working properly?



Final part: Discussion



Two possible ways to construct a web site



Briefly state the advantages and disadvantages of each design



Comment on the design (which is better?)



Creativity mark is given to



Innovative idea in making comparison of the two design



Extra effort shown in the artistic or functional design of the web site