ARCH 566 /AAS 406D

April 19 --
In-Class Work Session

I. Class Outline

We will meet in Minor 108 for the first 30-45 minutes to collect/discuss the peer consultation assignment and to review the format for final presentations. We will then move to the Digital Media Lab for an open work session. An instructor will be available to review web projects in progress.

II. Guidelines for Final Presentations

The first set of presentations will be held Thursday, April 26, from 6-9, location TBA. Presenters should arrive by 5 p.m. to set up displays and digital projections.

The order of presentations will be as follows:
1. Anya Gupta

2. Nicole Triden

3. Dawn Balsam

4. Sabrina Bortey

5. James Graham

6. MaryMoore Wallinger

Each student will have 10 minutes to present her/his project, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. These oral presentations should be polished; timed practice sessions, in collaboration with a peer consultant, are strongly encouraged. You may distribute printed materials and post key components of your web project as part of your multimedia presentation.

Be sure to address each of the following points in your final presentation:

1. Statement of Purpose/Thesis: What's the major theme of your project? What's the point you're trying to make?

2. Geographical/Temporal Frame: How have you framed the project, geographically and temporally? Why did you choose to frame it in that way?

3. Evidence/Sources: What kinds of source materials are you using? Where did you find them?

4. Audience: To whom is your project addressed? How will your target audience benefit from using the site?

5. Web Project Design: What was your design strategy? How does the web interface encourage users to move through the site and interact with the various components?

III. Access to Web Projects

We would like to make web projects available to jurors one or two days before each week's scheduled presentations. Please place a copy of your web project in the public access area of your home directory and send us the URL (web address) as soon as the site is ready for review. If you do not know how to upload your project to your home directory, please speak with Michael Tuite or one of the consultants at the Digital Media lab.