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COIT 20268 – Responsive Web Design (RWD)

03 Sep

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COIT 20268 – Responsive Web Design (RWD)
(Term 2 – 2017)
Assessment details for: Written Assessment (30 marks).
Main Task
Select and undertake an in-depth evaluation of the following website:
Website: http://makezine.com/
Upon the completion of the task, you are to provide a formal report documenting your critical
evaluation of the website. The review is to be carried out within the context of responsive web design
(RWD) and development principles. The report should draw particular attention to the interactive aspects
and design aspects relating to responsiveness of the overall website. Support your critique with
appropriate RWD principles.
What to Review
The purpose of the report is to provide a critical evaluation of the nominated website and to
support your observations and comments convincingly. The nominated website should be
reviewed using Google Chrome’s device simulator. For the purpose and intention of this
assessment, use only the device simulator for your reviews. This is to ensure that all students have
access to consistent and identical review tools.
Your review of the nominated website must be thorough and sufficiently comprehensive to
include 5 different screen displays. The recommended settings are as follows. Students are free
to select the different simulated device (in the Chrome device simulator) they would like to use for
the reviews.
(1) Large Display
Generic notebook or desktop with display greater than 1280×768 pixels.
(2) Medium Display
Any mobile device with display approximately 480×640 to 700×960 pixels, in both
landscape and portrait orientation.
(3) Tiny display
Any mobile device with display approximately 200×320 to 400×640 pixels, in both
landscape and portrait orientation.

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What to Include
Your report should include:
(1) Clearly identify the nominated website. Provide an overview and description of the
nominated website.
(2) Identify and elaborate the main feature or features of the website.
(3) Identify the positive and negative aspects of the website. Draw particular attention to the
interaction and usability aspects of the interface.
(4) Invite two other persons to review the nominated website. All reviewers should use identical
device settings. These participants can be your friends, family members or classmates etc. Provide
the background (i.e. age, gender, profession) of the participants. Do their views differ from
yours’? State why or why not.
(5) Based upon your critique and observation in items (1) to (4) of the above, provide a
recommendation on how the website should be improved. Conversely, if it does not require
further improvement, then provide the reason why that this is the case.
(6) Except for item (4) of the above, all assertions relating to RWD design principles (e.g.
statements like ‘blue text on red background is a poor colour combination’ ) must be
supported by references or critical observation. You can cite additional scholarly references
other than the textbook. (Note: Do not use Wikipedia as a source of reference).
(7) Comment on the tools (i.e. Chrome device simulator) you used for the review. Elaborate on
the advantages and disadvantages of such a tool. Search and briefly comment on similar tools
available for testing and reviewing RWD web pages.
(8) Figures or diagrams can be added as needed.
Format of Report
For the purpose of this written assessment you are assumed to be a postgraduate student capable of
producing a high quality report. As such, you should attempt at your best to reflect this quality in the
preparation of the written assessment. As a minimum, the report should contain the following, but
not limited to:
(1) Introduction – State the purpose and objectives of the report.
(2) Discussion – Build your arguments into a cohesive thread, presenting your observations and
findings that you have collated from section (1) to (4) from ‘What to Include’ section.
(3) Recommendation – This is the section where you present your recommendations.
(4) Conclusion – Summarise your findings, consolidating and drawing attention to the main points
of the report.
(5) References.
(6) Number of words: 3,000 (maximum) number of words. Your word count should include figure
captions and references.
Page formatting: A4 size paper, 2.5cm margins on all sides, single-sided page, single line spacing.
Time Romans or New Time Romans font, 12pt font, saved as a single DOC or DOCX Microsoft Word
document file. Name and submit the document file as WRIT_ASSN.DOC and WRIT_ASSN.DOCX.
The document should be submitted to your Moodle course website submission portal. Please refer to
your course website for more detailed instructions.

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Assessment Criteria
The following criteria will be used to assess the quality of your report:

Criteria Sub-Total
Review and Evaluation:
Overview and description. (3 marks)
Identify and elaborate main features. (6 marks)
Identify the positive and negative aspects. (6 marks)
Reviews and comments from two other participants. (6 marks)
Recommendation on improvements to be made, or otherwise. (6 marks)
Demonstrates that in-depth evaluation have been undertaken. (3 marks)
30
Relevance to Principles of RWD:
Arguments and assertions are sound. (6 marks)
Arguments and assertions are supported by RWD principles. (6 marks)
Arguments are developed consistently and logically. (6 marks)
Demonstrates understanding of the RWD subject matter and applying
this competently to the review.
(12 marks)
30
Simulation Software Tool Used for Review
Advantages and disadvantages of simulation tool used in the review of RWD web
pages. (
10 marks)
• Comment on similar tools available for testing and reviewing RWD web pages.
(
10 marks)
20
Presentation:
Report professionally presented. (2 marks)
Grammar, spelling, written style and expression (2 marks)
Citation and references. (3 marks)
Overall presentation. (3 marks)
10
Total marks for this assignment
(Total of 90 marks to be scaled down to 30)
90

PLAGIARISM
CQUniversity regards plagiarism as a serious offence and it can have
serious consequences for you as a student.
Read more:
https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/services-and-facilities/referencing/what-is-plagiarism
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Marker’s Guideline
To obtain 76-100% of the marks allocated for a specific section of the assessment, the
student’s work is expected to demonstrate a
very high level of knowledge and
understanding of concepts, facts and procedures, and application of knowledge within the
scope of the course.
To obtain 51-75% of the marks allocated for a specific section of the assessment, the
student’s work typically demonstrate a
high level of knowledge and understanding of
concepts, facts and procedures, and application of knowledge within the scope of the
course.
To obtain 26-50% of the marks allocated for a specific section of the assessment, the
student’s work typically demonstrate a
sound level of knowledge and understanding of
concepts, facts and procedures, and application of knowledge within the scope of the
course.
To obtain 1-25% of the marks allocated for a specific section of the assessment, the
student’s work typically demonstrate a
limited level of knowledge and understanding of
concepts, facts and procedures, and application of knowledge within the scope of the
course.
0 marks will be allocated for a specific section of the assessment, where an erroneous or no
attempt has been made by the student.
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