IU SLIS L578
Summer I 2002
User Interface Design for Information Systems
Katy Börner
Project 1
(setting up the environment & designing a homepage)
Handout 1
May 6, 2002
 
 


Due Monday May 13th, 2002 at 8pm (no help after 4pm).

In this project, you will setup your environment (most of you will already have an e-mail address and a computer account to publish webpages) and you will design a personal webpage that

Handing in
Handin your web page via the project handin webpage at http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/classes/handin/L578-SI02/.
In addition, send the link to your webpage via mail to cmhall@indiana.edu and katy@indiana.edu. The subject line of your e-mail should read 'L578-project1'.

How to get an account?

You need to have an IUB NT domain account. If you don't have such an account connect to the UCS's account creation system and follow the instructions you find there. Note that the account creation system demands that you know your network password. If you do not know this password, you will have to go to the UCS office in the Union.
More information can be found at Computing at IUB.

Personal organization
You should create subdirectories in your home directory to organize your account. For example, create a directory called L578 in your account. In that subdirectory, create a subdirectory for each project. Thus, for this project, create a subdirectory called project1. Inside this directory do all of the work necessary to complete this project.

How to proceed?

  • Create an html file "userid-home.html", where "userid" is your user id.
  • Provide the following information on this webpage:
  • Your name.
  • E-mail address.
  • Department.
  • Status (senior, 1st year PhD, ...).
  • Describe any programming experience you have,
  • Describe software (Word, Excel, Photoshop, ...) you are fluent with.
  • List the user interface design related courses you took and describe any background you have in interface design.
  • Write a paragraph why you are interested in user interface design.
  • Write a paragraph what you expect to learn in this course.
  • Create a jpeg file containing your photo (scan in your drivers license of you don't have a photo of yourself) and add it to the page. The size of the image has to be 200 pixel width and 250 pixel height.
  • Load "userid-home.html" using Netscape and make sure that everything is in place.
  • Handing in
    Handin your web page via the project handin webpage at http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/classes/handin/L578-SI02/.
    In addition, send the link to your "userid-home.html"webpage via mail to cmhall@indiana.edu and katy@indiana.edu. The subject line of your e-mail should read 'L578-project1'.

    Final notes
    Suggestions in this section are merely suggestions; ignore them at your own risk. Demands should be followed to the letter or you will lose points on the project.

    Suggestions

    Demands Useful links
    Send mail to katy@indiana.edu  with questions or comments about this web site.
    Mon May 06 16:14:05 EST 2002