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  1. DPS External Website Project Team Members Patrick Mattis Alana Trafford Akarsh Sakalaspur

  2. DPS External Website Project • Introduction • Project Goals • Analysis – Current Design Flaws • Design Essentials • Design Process • New Website

  3. Introduction • The main objectives of this project was to deliver a fully redesigned website for the Doctorate of Professional Studies (DPS) program in Computing for Pace University

  4. Introduction, cont. Client’s Problems Defined • The Doctor of Professional Studies in Computing (DPS) External Website needed to be redesigned • The existing Web Site has many design flaws, which makes navigation difficult

  5. Project Goals The Functional goals of the project are: • Visitors must have the ability to request a DPS catalog and application via the website. • Visitors must have the ability to complete and submit an online application. • The DPS website must be compatible with the most common web browsers, such as Netscape 4.0 or later and Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, and with all operating systems and platforms on which these browsers reside.

  6. Project Goals, cont. The Usability goals of the project are: • Site must be intuitive and easy to use. • Site must be easy to navigate. • Site must be aesthetically pleasing. • Site must be conform to DPS standards. • Must be representative of the Program it describes.

  7. Analysis • Current Designs Flaws • Best Practices (Designs)

  8. Analysis, cont. • Current Designs Flaws • DPS Banner is not Clear

  9. Analysis, cont. • Current Designs Flaws • The Time Line designed for the site is not clear and does not follow in consecutive order

  10. Analysis, cont. • Current Designs Flaws • Popup menu distorts and covers description in the middle of the pages.

  11. Analysis, cont. • Current Designs Flaws • Different Fonts and sizes are used throughout (no standardization).

  12. Analysis, cont. • Current Designs Flaws • Different URL’s display the same page. • Links and visited links are shown in different colors on different pages.

  13. Analysis, cont. • Conclusion of current DPS External Website, the site is busy, cluttered and confusing.

  14. Analysis, Best Practices • New site design would be optimal • Not Shallow (too many links on one page) • Not too deep ( too many nested pages)

  15. Analysis, Best Practices

  16. Technology • Standards being adopted • WWW.edu Standards • W3.org Standards

  17. Process • Sem 1 • Early thoughts • Design Process • Pace University Standard

  18. Process • Design Process (Site Map) DPS Main Site Admission Curriculum FAQ Student Services Faculty News & Events Contact Us Catalog Req Form Facilities Standards Course Description Faculty Listings Resources Contact Info Requirements Dissertation Tuition Financial Aid Apply Curriculum

  19. Process - Pace University Standard

  20. Process • Sem 2 • Pace Standard • Design Process • Present developed Website

  21. Process • Design Process (Site Map) DPS Main Site Admission Curriculum FAQ Student Services Faculty News & Events Contact Us Catalog Req Form Facilities Standards Course Description Faculty Listings Resources Contact Info Requirements Dissertation Tuition Financial Aid Apply Curriculum

  22. Process • Prototypes

  23. Process • Back End

  24. Current Status • Overview of progress • Project Team has delivered the system • The current critiques for the new Site are being reviewed • Current Developed Web Site

  25. Close • The Project Team has addressed most of the issue’s with the current site. • We are confident that the solution developed offers a better alternative to the existing site.

  26. Related Documents • Paper on DPS Program • “http://csis.pace.edu/~ctappert/cs615-01/projects/isecon.doc” • Critique 1, 2, 3, 4 • “http://csis.pace.edu/~ctappert/cs615-01/projects/”