Your aim is to design, implement and evaluate a dynamic database backed web site in a suitable area of your choice. It should be appropriate for its purpose, follow the basic accessibility guidelines, and use techniques for effective and useable design. Possible topics include the following An interactive, personalised Internet magazine / portal Internal intranet site A marketing / customer incentive site
1. Produce a dynamic web application with at least the following (50%) • 15 screens. • A site that is valid to HTML and CSS standards • The majority done by server side scripting using databases. • A search engine showing various querying techniques. • An element of personalisation or globalisation. • An example of web site administration. • A style that follows basic accessibility principles. • A style that is consistent, appropriate and useable for the target audience applying techniques for the effective design of a web site • An element of Innovation / Originality. This site CAN NOT be built in classic ASP. Your site should run with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera. 2. A fully referenced report of approximately 2000 words plus appendices which includes the following (50%) • An introduction on what your site is about, its perceived target audience, and the sites aims. • An investigation into systems analysis and design methods and their appropriateness for database backed web sites. • A design of your site and underlying database using your chosen appropriate method. • A discussion of the reasons behind your choice of content and style for that target audience, and a critical evaluation of the usability of your site, having tested the usability of your site using 5 people and usability techniques. The appendix should also include • Details of your usability testing process and the results obtained. • Printouts of the screens and a printout of the compliancy to standards.
*Run with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera