Final Presentation Prompt

What you will need to complete Core II

  • Present your project for 10 minutes (including time for feedback and Q&A) on Zoom answering the following questions: 
    • What is the project?
    • Who is the audience for the project?
    • What open questions do you need to answer to move forward with the project?
    • And including…
      • Some sort of artifact related to your project
        • A site map/wireframe, showing how your project will be laid out on the web (like an org chart showing which pages will be on the site) OR
        • A model for your project (like Wikipedia, but all about cats) OR
        • A design scheme (showing you’re thinking about the aesthetics of your project) OR
        • A module, lesson plan, a prototype…
  • On May 3, we will provide a sign up for you to select May 17 or May 24 for your presentation

You do not need to turn anything in beyond your doing your presentation. Luke and Lisa will be available for feedback via Zoom by request til June 17.

What you will ultimately need to present to IS Advisor (these are guidelines, but not deliverables for ITP 2)

  • A concise description of your project
  • A bibliography of references that place your project in scholarly context
  • A timeline of when you will hit key benchmarks in the project
  • A clear sense of the platform options you have for realizing your project
  • A clear sense of the skills and support needed to complete the project on time

Midterm Assignment

Part 1: Revised Narrative and Short Proposal

For your midterm assignment, create a revised 500 word project narrative abstract, along with a proposal of no more than 2000 additional words including:

  1. A concise problem statement or thesis that communicates the purpose of your project
  2. An environmental scan that relays key history, scholarship, software, products etc. that give context to the work you are doing
  3. A needs assessment that explains what unmet need your project will fulfill (this section should also explain the primary audience(s) of your work)
  4. The key skills that are necessary for completion of your project, whether or not you have them, and how you will acquire those you don’t have
  5. A project timeline that covers the remainder of this semester, the summer, and your independent study semester

Please answer these questions one at a time. You should not write them into a single answer. You can use the 2000 words in any way you choose across the five questions.

The revised narrative and project proposal are due on THURSDAY March 25 via the assignment form.

Part 2: In-class Elevator Pitches

In class on March 22, you will give a 3 minute elevator pitch covering some of what is in your updated project brief. The problem statement and needs assessment might be the best places to focus, but you should also use your best judgement. Because of our class size and time constraints, we will be very strict about time limits and cut mics if necessary to make sure each member of the class has time to speak. Please practice your 3 minutes!

You are allowed but not required to use slides. If you want to use slides, remember not to divide the audience’s attention between your spoken pitch and text on the slide. Use the slides to reinforce your performance.

Assignment Submissions

Assignment Submission

  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 128 MB, Max. files: 3.
    • Include any project URLs or other information you want Lisa and Luke to know