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HS2031 Human Computer Interaction – Trimester 1 2016 1
Group Assignment Requirements
In this group assignment (maximum 5 students) you are required to produce a nonfunctioning prototype for a fictitious business and a report

(2000-2500 words)
documenting your design rational.
Infinity Games is a sole proprietor business, specialising in selling board games, card
games and playing cards. Their shop lot occupies approximately one acre of floor
space and is located in a metropolitan city. By most standards, the shop is huge and
customers have difficulty in finding their way around. The owner of the business has
contracted you to develop a website providing information about the shop. The
website is not an online ordering system. Instead, it is a website to provide more
information about the shop layout and the selection of merchandise it sells. You have
been provided with the following initial and technical specifications:
Memo: Website Requirements
From: Infinity Games, Senior Management
To : ICON UX R&D Group Consultants
Design and develop a website. The idea is to provide information to potential
customers visiting Infinity Games premises. The goal is to allow potential
customers to obtain an overview of the shop layout and to obtain details of the
selection of games offered by the shop.
Resources such as images and details of opening hours can be found in
ProResource.ZIP. The content of the ZIP file is:
1. Four folders named Board_Games, Card_Games, Playing_Cards and
Chess. Each folder contains images relating to the different categories of
2. A text file Game_List.txt contains the names of the games
corresponding to each of the image from each folder. You need to use these
names as the official description of the games on your web site.
3. A text file Shop_Hours.txt containing the business and opening
hours of the shop.
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4. Logo.png – an image of the logo of the shop.
5. Floor_Plan.jpg – an image of the shop’s floor plan.
General Requirements
The managers of Infinity Games insist that the following requirements must be
adhered to:
1. Each webpage of the website must display the shop logo. You can
edit this image, but the font style, type and colour must remain as in the
original image.
2. Do not change the proper names of the games. Do not rename the filenames
of any of the images.
3. All images of each game must be presented to potential customers.
This can be done within one webpage or distributed across several web pages.
The idea is to ensure that potential customers are made aware of the complete
selection of games the shop carries.
4. The images are to be used as it is. You can resize the images retaining the
original aspect ratio, but do not crop or edit (e.g. re- colour, touch up, sharpen,
etc.) or rename the images in any way.
5. Generate a separate page providing the opening and business hours. The
details are found in the Shop_Hours.txt file.
6. Infinity Games, also happens to be the official sponsor for the city’s annual
chess competition. Your webpage design should provide prominence to the
selection of different types of chess games available for sale by the shop. You
should ensure that the menu selection for the chess room should be different to
the other game rooms (i.e. Board_Games, Card_Games, Playing_Cards).
On the specified due date, you are to deliver one report and an example of a
prototype for the management approval process.
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You are to complete the following task in the order given:
Task A: Carry out user and task analysis. You must have a clear view of the users of
this system. Consider that not everyone is comfortable with the technology. For
example, you need to deal with user variation such as age or language skills. Perform
a user analysis, i.e. characterise the users and identify your potential users. Clearly
identify the tasks the potential users perform, and in what order. These are all user
interface design considerations that you should take into account.
Task B: Propose design and system requirements. Consolidate your findings from
your user and task analysis with the given specifications into a design and system
requirements. For example, the number of items to display, the screen size, what
colours, how many different screens to display etc.
Task C: Develop a low-fidelity prototype using Storyboard (a minimum of 4
screens). Based on the above requirements, develop a preliminary design of the web
user interface. At this stage, the prototype is basically a medium to support your initial
concept and ideas. For example, the prototype should show where the ‘Business
Hour’ button is located or would it be possible to fit 20 images aesthetically on a
single page, etc? You can use paper-based (e.g. paper and colour pencils etc.) or
screen based (e.g. painting software) to sketch your design. Low- fidelity prototyping
is mainly to allow designers to produce alternative designs expediently without
having to go into depth or functionality. Think of low-fidelity prototyping as the 5D
tool for: design, draft, decide, discard and do-over.
Storyboards can be hand-drawn or computer-drawn. Select the most satisfactory
design and proceed with the following step.
Task D: Obtain user feedback. Invite 3 – 4 potential users (e.g. friends, family
members, classmates, etc.) to provide you with feedback of your low-fidelity
prototype (your storyboard). Carry out the evaluation according to prescribed methods
as in Chapter 4 of your textbook (Shneiderman & Plaisant, 2010) or from other
scholarly source. Use appropriate survey techniques. Analyse the data you have
collected from the user evaluation and refine and improve on your initial design.
Task E: Develop high-fidelity prototype based on the user test feedback and
recommendations from Task D. The high-fidelity prototype should be a reasonably
complete version for the Infinity Games website and does not need to work as a
complete website. A minimum of 4 screens should be produced in correspondence to
your Task C storyboard. High-fidelity prototype must be computer-drawn and any
drawing software is acceptable.
Task F: Write a report. Produce a report to document the tasks and the outcome of
your efforts undertaken for the project. Remember, this report is intended for your
employers. You need to document and support the viability of your website – that is,
to convince your employer that your webpage design is satisfactory and that it meets
user acceptance test.
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Format of Report
For the purpose of this project you are assumed to be a professional. As such, you
should attempt at your best to reflect this quality in the preparation of the report. As a
minimum, the report should contain the following:
1. Introduction – State the purpose and objectives of the report.
2. Body of discussion – This is the main section where you should document the
various stages and outcome of your activities. In this section, please address
the following items:
• A brief outline of your design
• User and task analysis
• A list of user requirements
• How your design is aligned with HCI principles
• A summary of user feedback on your low-fidelity prototype (please do not
include raw data, i.e. questionnaires in the body of the report.
Questionnaires and user responses should be included in the Appendix)
• How Infinity Games could carry out a user acceptance test on your highfidelity prototype
3. Conclusion – This is basically a summation, consolidating the main points of
the report.
4. A list of references
5. Appendix – includes the low fidelity prototype, high fidelity prototype, and
questionnaires and user responses collected in Task D.
• Word limit for this assignment is between 2000 and 2500 words, excluding the
Appendix and list of references.
• Figures or diagrams can be added if necessary
• References (a minimum of 10) must be provided in the Body of Discussion
Page formatting: A4 size paper, 2.5cm margins on all sides, single-sided, Time
Romans or New Time Romans font, 12pt font size, DOC or DOCX format.
Assignment Submission:
Assignment Date Due: Friday Week 12, 2016 by 5:00 PM
Assignment Submission Guideline: Please submit your softcopy online using the
respective BlackBoard assignment submission link. ( In special circumstances, you
can submit hard copy of your assignment in the class to your lecturer or submit your
hard copy of your assignment at Holmes Institute reception ground level, 185 Spring
Street. )