In this assessment, you will first read and understand a case study on the development of a website. You will then be required to complete a number of tasks that help you to understand the functional requirements of the website. You will also be addressing the architecture design of the website and developing a prototype for the website in the case study.
Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
This assessment examines your ability to identify key users of an information system, as well as how you understand and articulate their requirements. Understanding and communicating users’ requirements is normally the first step in web development and a correct understanding of the users’ requirementsis crucialto the success of a web development project. You will also apply the knowledge you learnt about web application architecture to a case study.
Prototyping is a commonly used and efficient way to elicit and validate users’ requirements. In this assessment, you will also demonstrate your ability to develop a prototype for a website.
You first need to read the case study attached under this brief in the Assessment section on Blackboard.
Refer to the case study to complete the following tasks.
Task 1 (6%)
In addition to the flight details listed in the case study, list at least three pieces of information that you expect to see when looking for a flight on such a website and explain why that piece of information is needed. No word limit requirements.
Task 2 (9%)
In addition to the management reports listed in the case study, list at least three other reports that may assist business decision making. Describe each report and how they can be used to facilitate business decision making in this case. No word limit requirements.
Task 3.1 (8%)
Identify users for the website in the case study. No word limit requirements.
Task 3.2 (16%)
Using the information provided in the case study, your common sense and your experience with similar websites, list at least two functional requirements for each user you identified in the previous task. Your answer in this task should not exceed 400 words.
Task 4 (25%)
Describe the application of the three-layer architecture (presentation layer, business logic layer, and data persistence layer) for the website in the case study. Give specific examples for each layer. Discuss the relationship between client-server architecture and three-layer architecture, and answer which layer(s) of the three-layer architecture is/are on the client side and which on the server side. Your answer in this task should not exceed 600 words altogether.
Task 5 (36%)
General Assessment Requirement
Incomprehensible submissions: Assessments provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment responses need to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine that students have demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be marked accordingly including the potential for 0 (zero) marks where relevant.
Case study: Assessment response must focus on the hypothetical case study given in the Task Instructions. Any assessment itemsthat do not addressthe case study may be awarded 0 (zero) marks.
Track changes: If you use Track Changes when writing your assessment, you must ensure that the submitted document is the final and correct version of the document. That is, if your submitted a report that contains Track Changes or Comments, or any other editing marks, it may be awarded 0 (zero) marks. It is your responsibility to submit the final and correct version of your report.
Check against the marking criteria: Before submitting your assessment, you should check it against the assessment criteria and the marking rubric included in this specification to ensure that you have satisfactorily addressed all the criteria that will be used to mark your submission.
Academic language: All submissions should be thoroughly proofread for spelling, typographical or grammatical errors before being submitted. Do not rely on the ‘spell-check’ function in your word processing program. If, for example, ‘affect’ is substituted for ‘effect’, your program may not detect the error.
ALL students must submit ONE Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) for Task 1–4 and ONE ZIP document containing a website prototype via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MIS202 App, Web Design and Development. Physical copies/email submissions are not accepted.
DO NOT Zip the Microsoft Word file: Students must NOT zip the Microsoft Word document and submit it as one single zip/compressed file.
Complete and correct submission: Assessments, once submitted, are FINAL and therefore cannot be modified. The onus is on you to ensure that your submissions are final, correct (correct files in the correct format) and complete before submitting to Blackboard.
You are expected to begin this assessment when you begin the trimester, especially as you relate the learning activities (formative assessment) in the modules to this and the other (summative) assessments. Be sure to keep several drafts of your work as well as your notes and any sources you used to draw on when preparing your report.
Extensions will be considered only in extenuating circumstances when the student has applied before the due date. At that point, students are required to provide the latest draft, in case the extension is not granted, and to demonstrate they have earnestly done everything to avoid lateness.
Students are responsible for keeping appropriate back-ups and drafts of their assignments and to submit the correct version.
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