CS3711/2008 - Project Specification
2008 February 28
- Your work will be done by a team and
all members of each team will participate in all of the
project. That is, each team member must contribute to the
design, implementation and documentation. Each team member is expected to
become familiar with the selected language, and each team member must take part in
writing the Report.
- Normally, all team members will receive the
same grade for the project. Therefore,
contact the course instructor if you do not participate fully
with your team in the completion of any of the project.
- The project forms a major part of the
assessment in the course. Late submission of a part of
the project will result in a penalty of
.67 grade points per day for up to three days,
after which that part of the project will be graded incomplete.
- The grade for the project will be based roughly equally on the
results of each of the elements.
- After carefully considering the Project Outline below,
your team will select an application domain and report this choice
to the course instructor.
- You will have noted that this is an HTML document.
The visual presentation of your documents will be considered in grading.
TeX or HTML are acceptable for achieving good presentation.
Word-processing systems may also provide suitable formatting, but are
- A presentation of your project will be done in class
during the last week of classes.
- You will spend about five hours
per week outside of class
on this project (but you must not exceed 8 hours in any week).
This allows each team member up to 30 hours for completion
of their part of the project. Each team member must provide a log of time spent on the project.
The project completion
date is April 10. On that date a final version of
your design document, a User Guide and your program code will be handed in.
First phase: Design.
- Plan your application and design suitable program modules and their
specifications. You will document the design and provide it
to the course instructor in draft form byMarch 19,
and in final form, after consultation with the
course instructor. The design will not exceed
10 pages (single-spaced, minimum 12 pt type).
Second phase: Implementation.
- You will write a program implementing your design.
The implementation is required to
follow your design document.
Please consult with the course instructor using a prototype during the
Third phase: User Guide.
This part of the project should be done
simultaneously with the implementation.
It will include brief instructions on using your application for naive users.
You should write clear
explanations of how to get into and out of the program.
The User Guide will not exceed 10 pages.
A draft will be provided to the
course instructor by April 4.