The App/Web is meant to motivate students and stimulate an intrinsic motivation with a critical thinking approach. Each group will present his project and the students as well as the lecturer will rate the project through the App/Web.
HOW IT WORKS
Students will log into the App/Web and choose according to their skills; Designer – Programmer or Lecturer. Projects will be listed, clicking on each project a drop down menu will appear enabling the user to rate 4 different skills from 1 to 4 once these are completed the user will click submit and results will be sent to the results page. Each project will appear on the results page with the appropriate score. When all the grades are submitted the award page will show the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed.
I have learned the virtue of patient and adaptation designing this prototype. Discussing the design with users and analyzing the feedback is crucial. Through users' feedback I learned how to design a UX from the user's perspective rather than from the designer's perspective, I have also learned to adapt the design and navigational structure in a user friendly way for the targeted audience. Launching a finished product with a pre planning based on a prototype build upon the users' feedback, the probability is that is going to be accepted successfully.
The process of coming up with an idea is never easy, but if you reflect on necessities that users might have, you can come up with very good ideas. In my circumstances that’s how the idea came up. Discussing common issues with lectures and trying to find a solution by exchanging ideas and implementing.
What I learned up till know is very useful for various circumstances not only from the visualization aspect but it also helps me on how to deliver structured presentation which facilitates the understanding of my students. This also enhance the way how to design and present lessons online for my students.
After going through various exercises in this course and collaborated with a couple of users, I think that I managed to come up with a feasible easy to use application. While finalizing my prototype there where more than a couple of times that I had to go back to the drawing board and rearrange things. One main thing that I had to modify because of security matters was “LOGIN” When I thought that my prototype was ready a user brought to my attention that there wasn’t any login feature but only a main menu with three choices DESIGNERS, PROGRAMMERS and LECTURES. I believed that this shouldn’t be an issue. When I was trying out the prototype I realized that if no login is created all users can access each other’s area of rating and anyone could rate others criteria. The issue was solved, I created a login section and each user will login according to his group. Once again this proved that feedback from users is very important.