2013-14 Term 1 A5. High-fidelity Prototype 1: A Skeleton and a Plan

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Over the next three assignments, you will create a high-fidelity prototype. For this week, you will create the first few views of your application and make it run on your target platform. Your main goals for this week are to make sure you understand the basic technologies, to test your program on an actual device, and to plan for the following two assignments.


Due: 24 hours before the beginning of class on week 6

Collaboration: This is a group assignment. You may work with your project team only.

In Class

Selected groups should be prepared to give a short presentation that discusses the following:

  1. Briefly state everything in the Overview section of your team's wiki page
  2. Describe the three most important changes to your prototype
  3. Briefly mention any scenarios that you added, removed, or modified
  4. List the runnables you are building (name, type, and platform) and explain how you made these decisions
  5. Briefly explain how you broke down the tasks for the coming weeks

Presenting teams can refer to their project wiki page on the screen when making their presentation. Teams can also run their prototype through the web browser or use the document camera to show it running on a mobile device. All team members must be present, but teams should choose one person to be their primary speaker.


Each team should create an Assignment 5 wiki page by copying the A5 submission template G1 G2. This page should include the following:

  1. Links to the runnables in you prototype, with screen shots for each major view and instructions for installing and navigating through them, if necessary.
  2. A link to your updated scenarios
  3. A link to your updated flow diagram
  4. A link to your implementation plan
  5. A list of the changes you are making to your prototype
  6. A list of technologies you are using to build your prototype

Teams must also update the team information G1 G2, and High-fidelity Prototypes G1 G2 sections of their wiki page, as necessary.

Here is an example of some well illustrated changes from last year (though it does not follow the format you are supposed to use). Here is reasonably good implementation plan from last year.