CI-490: Projects

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Instructor: Ed Quigley 724.774.2088

Your projects provide an opportunity to:

Group Activity

Analysis of an IS Participants will approach an organization and ask for permission to see a working SIS, and interview the personnel who were involved in the initiation and development of the system. They should interview managers, developers, and End Users. Questions include, What was the problem/opportunity that prompted the development of the SIS? Who was involved in the development? What development approach was used? Has the group met expectations? How would the students change the existing system? (A failed system is better than a successful one.)

Design of a Commercial Website. Participants will teach themselves how to use an HTML editor of their choosing. They may choose any type of business, survey existing web sites in that industry, and then design a website that will provide strategic advantage over existing industry norms. They will develop a working prototype of the website, which should be attractive and easy-to-use for the target audience. The participants will report on the strategic advantage of the website and the anticipated benefits.

Design of a Strategic Intranet Participants will teach themselves how to use an HTML editor of their choosing. They will choose any industry, and choose a particular intranet app for that industry. They will survey existing intranet sites that deal with this application, nd then design a website that will provide strategic advantage over existing industry norms. They will develop a working prototype of the site, which should be attractive and easy-to-use for the target audience. The participants will report on the strategic advantage of the website and the anticipated benefits.

Special Project. After reviewing the previous examples, groups of 3-5 students may propose alternative projects of similar scope and scale that they prefer to pursue. Submit a fairly detailed proposal to the instructor.


Individual Project

To be announced.


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