Week 11


  • Final Exam Date for Final Presentations – Monday, Dec 15, 8:00 – 10:50
  • Winter Show Date & Posters – Friday, Dec 5

Initial Thesis Proposal Components

Project Overview

  • What’s your idea?

Project Background

  • What inspired your idea? Draw from your Manifesto, History of the Field, State of the Field, Leaders of the Field & Future of the Field assignments.

Target Audience

Team Inky Initial Proposals Presentations 

Initial Project Proposal – 10 points for presentation; 10 for write-up

Describe your initial ideas for your capstone project. Your Initial Proposal should include three sections: a Project Overview section , a Project Background Section, and a Target Audience section.

The Project Overview is a high level description of the project you’d like to develop for your Senior Thesis.

The Project Background section should be a summary drawing from your Personal Manifesto, History of the Field, State of the Field, Leaders of the Field & Future of the Field assignments. It should describe the environment into which your project will fit, and how it will affect the future of your field of interest.

The Target Audience section should be a description of the user groups you are creating for, and specifically which of needs your project will be fulfilling. Your description should be a summary of your User Personas and User Stories. Create at least three User Personas representing the different groups your project will target. Create a spreadsheet listing at least three user stories for each of the user groups you identified.

Class Discussion of 1st Project Demos & Winter Show Posters

One-Time Assignments for 11/17

Refine Initial Project Proposal 

Refine your Initial Project Proposal based upon feedback from class and the learning from your 1st prototype.

2nd Project Prototypes – 3 points

Complete your 2nd project prototype for next week Monday, posting your results to the class Google Community. We’ll discuss everyone’s prototype results in class. This should be a logical “next step” prototype addressing your next biggest risk (unfamiliar software, biggest unknown, etc) or providing another demonstration element for the Winter Show.

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