Bill Manaris : Fall 2016 / CSIS 672 Homework 5

Assigned Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Due Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16
Due Time: 5:20pm (10 mins before class)

Last modified on November 16, 2016, at 08:24 PM (see updates)

This is a group assignment - you must work in teams of 2 or 3. See course collaboration policy for details.


This is the next phase of the semester project.

In the previous phase, we focused on identifying important user flows through your app.

In this phase, we will continue developing a higher-fidelity prototype of your system. There are several environments out there for making medium-to-high-level prototypes. These include Mockplus, InVision, Balsamiq,, Fluid, Axure, Adobe Experience Design CC, Marvelapp, JustInMind, Form, and several others. Also see UpLabs.

Your first task is to select one them that supports higher-level prototyping of your system.

Search the web, and find the solution that works best for you. Then, provide your rationale for selecting it.

Each team should send a single email by Mon., Nov 14, before 5:30pm. See below.


For this assignment you to do the following:

  1. Update your Google doc to reflect the latest version of all your materials, as they have evolved through heuristic and other evaluation and re-thinking. Things get refined. This document should hold the latest version.
  2. Select an environment for preparing medium-to-high-level prototypes.
  3. Email your choice and rationale by Mon., Nov 14, before 5:30pm.
    1. State the name of your app.
    2. Include names and emails of all teammates.
    3. State the name of your prototyping system selection.
    4. Provide a URL.
    5. Explain what aspects of the environment made you select it.
  4. Prepare a demo of your higher-level prototype to demonstrate in class on the due date.



Produce a report (PDF), with:



Grading will be based on your ability to carefully and succinctly identify the above key points.

Grading may also be based on the quality of your evaluation of others' work (e.g., 10% to 20% of your grade).


  1. Submit your report in class on the due date to be graded.
  2. Also upload it on OAKS in PDF format.
  3. Update your Google doc to reflect the latest version of all your materials, as they have evolved now. Very important! It is OK to resolve earlier comments.

To be eligible for full credit you must follow these instructions carefully.

Relevant Quote

"Any amount of work can be done in any amount of time... only the quality varies." ~Joao Meidanis

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