Service Learning Projects | Student Websites
Description – In Writing and Designing for the Web I students have a great opportunity to showcase their skills in creating websites that work by way of group projects. These involve breaking into discrete groups and redeveloping several versions of an existing site from the ground up. Unlike the advanced version of this course. These projects are not done for actual clients.
Process – I split the class into balanced groups which are formed based on member strengths and interests. Within these groups students focus on their areas of interest including content strategy, UX Design, coding, and project management. Their work demonstrates talent and showcases the skill and knowledge they have acquired over a short period of time.
Challenge – What’s most impressive about these projects is that students begin the semester with no knowledge of code and designing websites. They then take a complex website with a huge amount of content that is a complete mess in its original form and rebuild it from scratch. The finished products convey a concise coherent message.
Spring 2014 Student Websites
These sites were created by students who took Writing and Designing for the Web 1. They are hand-coded and in most cases represent their first website. It’s is a significant achievement for students being exposed to web design concepts, HTML5, and CSS3 for the first time.
Summer 2012 Student Websites
eFolio MN website redesign I contacted eFolio in early 2012 to set in motion a project for redesigning the front end marketing site which had several usability and UX design problems. The usability problems were clarified in preceding Metro State usability course.
The redesigned site is a wireframe which would fix many of the know usability issues. Posted here is the original site as it existed at the beginning of the project and along with the redesign.
- eFolioMN wireframe redesign | eFolioMN as it was when the project began
- Proposed business website 1 view project
- Personal website project view project
2011 Student Websites
These websites were completed over an abbreviated summer session wherein this group of talented students produced three service learning projects in addition to a fine collection of original handcrafted websites.
2008 Student Websites
Several websites from 2008 were hosted at Metro State using temporary student web accounts. They are preserved below with a series of screen captures.
2006 Student Websites
Several websites from 2006 were hosted at Metro State using temporary student web accounts. They are preserved below with a series of screen captures.
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