November 10, 2008 Archives
Moved from Friday, Nov 07
What would you like to do for your term project? Options include:
- A creative hypertext
- An informational hypertext (for yourself or a client)
- An interactive fiction game
- A research paper (related in some way to what we have covered in class)
Please bring a printout that demonstrates you've put some thought into your proposal.
("I want to do a website" is not enough. Please
suggest one or two websites that you'd like to emulate. If
you want to do an IF game, name a few games, or individual segments
within games, or other influences that impact your choice.)
The proposal itself (due today) can be a short note with a few bulleted lists.
The project itself will develop over several assignments that span the last few weeks of term. (Check the Outline for actual due dates.)
All projects will include
- Term Project Project Report (an informal paper, about 3 pages, which could take the form of a long blog entry; bullet lists and personal anecdotes are fine, but filler is unwelcome) that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of two or three electronic documents (such as a website or IF game), and uses the analysis to articulate goals for your project
- Group Alpha Test Report (an "alpha release" is a very rough, incomplete draft)
- Individual Beta Testing Report (a "beta release" is a full draft, which implements improvements that you uncovered during alpha testing)
- Final Class Presentation (emphasizing changes that you made during beta testing)
- Blogging (post regular informal progress reports -- maybe at the end of each work session, post a brief entry on what you accomplished and what you want to do the next time you work on your project)
I will give you a rough scenario, which you will individually flesh out into Inform 7 code.