Course Schedule

Wednesday, January 9:  Introductions

2:10 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Introduction to the course

  • Course and requirements
  • Students, staff, and roles
  • Technology used for the course
  • Overview of project

3:00-4:25 p.m.: Project Kick-Off: Meeting with the client(s)

***The client is coming to class. Everyone is expected to dress in business attire today.

Saturday, January 12, 2018, 12 noon-2 p.m.

Students will visit the various sites involved in the app we are building for the Clark County Historical Museum

Wednesday, January 16: Project Research & Proposal

  • We will debrief following Saturday’s visit to CCHM’s properties and begin work on the research needed for the capstone project
  • I will introduce the Proposal that you will present to the client on February 13
  • I will introduce the resume and the electronic portfolio. A draft is due to me in HARD COPY on February 20. Please make arrangements to meet with your Content Mentor to help you draft your resume

Homework: Teams will work on their portion of the project research. Team Leaders will make sure the work is inputted into the Google Doc and the Project Manager will ensure all Teams have added content to the doc.

Wednesday, January 23:  Project Research

  • We will catch up on class business/project needs
  • Work on your research for project

Homework: Teams will work on their portion of the project research. Team Leaders will make sure the work is inputted into the Google Doc and the Project Manager will ensure all Teams have added content to the doc.

Wednesday, January 30: Project Research

****Your Resume Inventory, signed by your Content Mentor, is due at the beginning of class

  • I will introduce the Oral Presentation
  • You will work on the proposal and research for the capstone project. I need to see a draft of the proposal at the end of class
  • You will also work on converting your Inventory into your resume

Homework: Teams will work on their portion of the project research. Team Leaders will make sure the work is inputted into the Google Doc and the Project Manager will ensure all Teams have added content to the doc.

Wednesday, February 6: Preparing for Client Visit Next Week

  • You will spend the class working on the proposal and presentation for the client. We will spend some time practicing for the Oral Presentation. I need to see a final draft at the end of class today

***Everyone is expected to dress in business attire during the next class day.

Wednesday, February 13: Formal Presentation to the Client

2:10-3:15 p.m.: We will practice your presentation before the client arrives
3:15-425 p.m.: You will give your presentation to the client

***Everyone is expected to dress in business attire today!

Wednesday, February 20: Career Panel

**1st draft of your resumes are due at the beginning of class in hard copyNo exceptions! Electronic copy is not allowed.

  • A special panel of alums and industry representatives will come to class to discuss jobs and career information. Dress in business casual.

Homework: The Project Manager will work with your Team Leaders to finalize the agreement with the client about the project.

Wednesday, February 27: Capstone Project

**2nd draft of your resumes are due at the beginning of class in hard copyNo exceptions! Electronic copy is not allowed.
We will have heard back fro m the client with changes to the proposal and should be ready to begin work on the various components of the project. Here the elements teams should be working on:

  • App Prototype
  • Support (gig) website
  • Design elements
  • Content (e.g. videos, images, sounds, written material)

Homework: Continue working on your projects.

Wednesday, March 6: Capstone Project

** Final draft of your resumes are due at the beginning of class in hard copyNo exceptions! Electronic copy is not allowed.

  • App prototype is due at the end of class. We will send it to the client for approval.

Homework: Continue working on your projects.

Wednesday, March 13: Capstone Project

***This class takes place during Spring Break so there is no physical class, but you are welcome to continue working in teams on the project.

  • Pending client suggestions, we can work on the app development. Other teams will continue working on their components

Homework: Continue working on your projects.

Wednesday, March 20: Prototype/App Dev

  • You will work on your Capstone Project. Rough model of gig site and app are due at the end of class; completed promotions plan is due at the end of class

Homework: Continue working on your projects.

Wednesday, March 27: Fine Tuning Project

****First draft of portfolio due today!

  • You will work on your Capstone Project. The gig site is due at the end of class
  • I will look over your portfolios and give feedback
  • I will introduce your Reflection Paper today. It is due on the last day of class

Homework: Continue working on your projects.

Wednesday, April 3: Legacy Notebook

  • You will work on project in preparation for usability testing
  • Class Critique of your project.  I will also introduce the final paper so that you have time to prepare in advance for this assignment
  • I will introduce the Legacy Notebook

Homework: Continue working on your project. You can also begin working on the Legacy Notebook and your Final Paper.

Wednesday, April 10:  Complete Assets for Final Presentation

***Final version of Portfolio is due today!

  • Continue working on projects

Wednesday, April 17: Finalize Project, Legacy Notebook, & Presentation

****Mock Interviews Today. Come prepared with your resume, portfolio, and job announcement

  • Continue working on projects. A good working model of the app is due today; ssability testing of app begins
  • While you are working in your teams on your projects, mock interviews will take place

Wednesday, April 24:  Usability Testing for App

  • You will finish your project, Legacy Notebook, and Oral Presentation in preparation for your meeting with your client
  • You will practice your presentation during class
  • Refine app and other elements

Homework:  Continue working on your project. You can also work on the Legacy Notebook and your Final Paper.

Wednesday, May 1: Presentations to Clients/Reflective Essay Is Due

***Your 10-15 page Reflective Essay is due today at the beginning of class in hard copy. Additionally, please email it to me as a .doc file at dgrigar@wsu.edu. Do not send me a .pdf. Be sure to name your file <your last name-essay>.

  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  You will practice your presentation before the clients arrive
  • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  You will give your Final Presentation to your clients

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