Final Project

This is a competition based on real-life project. You will be creating all necessary collateral and selling it to the client. As your instructor I will be acting as the client contact and the other design professors will also be acting as part of the client for you to present to.

The first part of this project will require you to select an industry/company type for this project. This will be selected as a class.

Industry/Company Selected: Advertising Agency
Presentation Date: Tuesday, May 2nd during class from 10:30 – 1:20 p.m.

Company Name: The Green Panda Group (Green Panda, Green Panda Group)

Groups
#1 – Sara, Shelby and Cheyenne
#2 – Emily, Mariah and Lindsey
#3 – Lorin and Taylor
#4 – Eva, Van and Aston
#5 – Claire, Amir and Tyler

Specification sheet (pdf)

Creating a Website

This will be our first practice in preparing and creating a website. There are a few steps associated with doing this and as such we will be working through them here.

Step 1: Sketch and Plan: To start our site we need to research some websites we are competing with (or like) to get an idea of what is happening currently with websites. Be sure to choose updated sites, or a site that is updated regularly to stay on top of trends and features they are utilizing.

Due: During class Thursday, February 16th. Will have about an hour to work on them in class before we go through them.

Specification sheet (pdf)

Step 2: Comps: Once settled on a design (or 2) we need to create composites for the client to see and decide on. This will include both digital and printed comps. The digital comps, done correctly, give us our files ready to go when we begin developing and a digital view for the client. For the digital view we place each exported comp into html to view them on the various devices. The printed comps are used to provide the client with something to hold, follow along with during our presentation, take notes on and to take back with them to aid in their decision making. For our timeline we will begin with the digital comps and then move to the printed comps.

Due: During class Tuesday, February 21st we will complete the mobile and tablet comps of your website.

Due: During class Thursday, February 23rd we will complete the Desktop and theme comps.

Due: During class Tuesday, February 28th we will complete the print ready files in InDesign.

Specification sheet (pdf)

Web Research

In order to understand where we are and what we use to determine what web design is and encompasses we need to look at the current websites and evaluate what we see. We will be doing this in three parts.

Part 1: Using your own criteria we will find 5 websites (2 like, 2 dislike and 1 extra) and evaluate them based ONLY on their desktop versions. DO NOT look at their mobile version!

Due: Thursday, January 19th

Part 2: Using your own criteria we will find 5 websites (2 like, 2 dislike and 1 extra) and evaluate them based ONLY on their mobile versions. DO NOT look at their desktop version!

Due: Tuesday, January 24th

Part 3: Using your own criteria we will find 5 websites (2 like, 2 dislike and 1 extra) and evaluate them based on their desktop and mobile versions.

Due: Thursday, January 26th

Specification sheet (pdf)