Tackling THE PROJECT
THE PROJECT is similar to a real Unit 2 SPB but there are two main differences:
You will work on sections of THE PROJECT as you complete each chapter. For the real SPB you will have at least 30 hours to do the whole project in one go. You don’t have to produce a complete project plan for THE PROJECT because you are told when to tackle each section.
Open THE PROJECT and read each of the pages to make sure that you understand what you are being asked to do, especially the requirements for each product.
Look for good examples of the types of product you must produce for THE PROJECT.
Use a copy of this evaluation table to assess each product that you find. Save the tables in your user area. Could you use any of these features to help you achieve what you have been asked to produce?
Product: Author: Criteria Target Audience
Name: Source: Notes
One or more?
What is it for?
What type is it? Do all the buttons work? Does what you expect happen when you click a button or follow a link?
What aids are used? Can you easily find your way around?
Does the product use the media in an effective way? Is there a good balance between text and other media, such as video or images?
Start to list your ideas either on paper or using mind-mapping software to help you when you come to the design stages. Save this list in your user area.
Create a directory folder
At this point you should create a directory folder structure so that you can organise files as you create them. This will make it easier to find them when you need them.You will require some, but not all, of these files for your eportfolio.You should also be thinking about the structure and content of your eportfolio from the outset.
When I said you should investigate multimedia products, I didn’t mean you to play computer games all night!