IML 400 Spring 2015

Assignment 9: Putting It All Together. Making and Breaking the Web

Final Project Proposal

The proposal document should be presented as a simple illustrated HTML webpage covering the following sections:

Letter of intent

A simple paragraph explaining your motivation to work on your project of choice. Describe your own expectations from the finished product and explain the potential benefit you and others can have from it. In addition to this, justify your design choices based on the goal to communicate your subject in an original, optimal manner.

Theme and Subject

No personal portfolio websites are allowed. Other than that, there are no restrictions to the final project's theme or subject as long as it covers the required scope. However, a reasoned justification of your choice will be required.


The project scope should warrantee the need to use rich media (text, images, video, sound, etc), and an original, non-trivial implementation of presentation and interactivity using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and JQuery. Viability of scope will require approval upon proposal review.


Draw a detailed flow diagram with wireframe pencil thumbnails on paper to outline a tentative sitemap, including a layout proposal for all of the site's sections and interactive components. Explain your design decisions: why are they necessary? how do they benefit the presentation of your content?


Based on theme, subject, scope, and design requirements, students should present research on current and state-of-the-art related websites, together with an assessment on what can be improved, incorporated or changed from all these references.

Due Date

Monday, April 6, 9:00am.


  1. Design Research and Innovation - An Interview with Don Norman
  2. Critical making - Matt Ratto

Instead of a Reading Report, please make use and cite at least three concepts from each reading to explain and/or justify a few aspects of your Project Proposal.

Statement Report Due Date

Monday, April 6, 9:00am.