Task Summary

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Task Summary
In this assessment, you will first read and understand a case study on the development of a website
that serves as a platform for students to find budget accommodation. You will then be required to
complete a number of tasks that help you to understand the functional requirements of the website.
You will also be addressing the architecture design of the website and developing a prototype for the
website in the case study.
Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
Context
This assessment examines your ability to identify key users of an information system, as well as how
you understand and articulate their requirements. Understanding and communicating users’
requirements is normally the first step in web development and a correct understanding of the users’
requirements is crucial to the success of a web development project. You will also apply the knowledge
you learnt about web application architecture to a case study.
Prototyping is a commonly used and efficient way to elicit and validate users’ requirements. In this
assessment, you will also demonstrate your ability to develop a prototype for a website.
Task Instructions
You first need to read the case study attached under this brief in the Assessment section on
Blackboard.

ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MIS202 App, Web Design and Development
Assessment UX Prototype Assignment Design and Essay
Individual/Group Individual
Length Prototypes and 1000 (+/-10%) essay
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful
completion of the task below include:
a) Examine and apply web-based application architecture
b) Propose and communicate solutions using web-based
design to meet organisational needs
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST Sunday end of Module 2.2
Weighting 30%
Total Marks 100 marks

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Assessment Tasks
Refer to the case study to complete the following tasks.
Task 1 (6%)
In addition to the room details listed in the case study, list at least three pieces of information that
you expect to see when looking for a room on such a website and explain why that piece of information
is needed. No word limit requirements.
Task 2 (9%)
In addition to the management reports listed in the case study, list at least three other reports that
may assist business decision making. Describe each report and how they can be used to facilitate
business decision making in this case. No word limit requirements.
Task 3.1 (8%)
Identify users for the website in the case study. No word limit requirements.
Task 3.2 (16%)
Using the information provided in the case study, your common sense and your experience with
similar websites, list at least two functional requirements for each user you identified in the previous
task. Your answer in this task should not exceed 400 words.
Task 4 (25%)
Describe the application of the three-layer architecture (presentation layer, business logic layer, and
data persistence layer) for the website in the case study. Give specific examples for each layer. Discuss
the relationship between client-server architecture and three-layer architecture, and answer which
layer(s) of the three-layer architecture is/are on the client side and which on the server side. Your
answer in this task should not exceed 600 words altogether.
Task 5 (36%)
Draw a website prototype for the website in the case study. You must NOT use HTML/CSS/JavaScript
to build a website at this stage. You must draw the prototype on sheets of paper. The website
prototype must comprehensively include all the functional requirements described in the case study
as well as the requirements you identified in Task 1 and 2 for each user that was either described in
the case study or identified by you in Task 3.1.
General Assessment Requirement
Incomprehensible submissions: Assessments provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate
their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment responses need
to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine that students have
demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be marked accordingly
including the potential for
0 (zero) marks where relevant.
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Case study:
Assessment response must focus on the hypothetical case study given in the Task
Instructions. Any assessment items that do not address the case study may be awarded
0 (zero) marks.
Track changes: If you use Track Changes when writing your assessment, you must ensure that the
submitted document is the final and correct version of the document. That is, if your submitted a
report that contains Track Changes or Comments, or any other editing marks, it may be awarded
0
(zero) marks
. It is your responsibility to submit the final and correct version of your report.
Check against the marking criteria: Before submitting your assessment, you should check it against
the assessment criteria and the marking rubric included in this specification to ensure that you have
satisfactorily addressed all the criteria that will be used to mark your submission.
Academic language: All submissions should be thoroughly proofread for spelling, typographical or
grammatical errors before being submitted. Do not rely on the ‘spell-check’ function in your word
processing program. If, for example, ‘affect’ is substituted for ‘effect’, your program may not detect
the error.
Referencing: It is essential that you use the appropriate APA style for citing and referencing
research. Please see more information on referencing here:
http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Submission Instructions:
ALL students must submit ONE Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) for Task 1–4 and ONE ZIP
document containing a website prototype via the
Assessment link in the main navigation menu in
MIS202 App, Web Design and Development. Physical copies/email submissions are not accepted.
DO NOT Zip the Microsoft Word file: Students must NOT zip the Microsoft Word document and
submit it as one single zip/compressed file.
Complete and correct submission: Assessments, once submitted, are FINAL and therefore cannot be
modified. The onus is on you to ensure that your submissions are final, correct (correct files in the
correct format) and complete before submitting to Blackboard.
You are expected to begin this assessment when you begin the trimester, especially as you relate the
learning activities (formative assessment) in the modules to this and the other (summative)
assessments. Be sure to keep several drafts of your work as well as your notes and any sources you
used to draw on when preparing your report.
Extensions will be considered only in extenuating circumstances when the student has applied before
the due date. At that point, students are required to provide the latest draft, in case the extension is
not granted, and to demonstrate they have earnestly done everything to avoid lateness.
Students are responsible for keeping appropriate back-ups and drafts of their assignments and to
submit the correct version.
Torrens University Australia’s policies apply to the preparation and submission of this assignment.

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Assessment Rubric

Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve
minimum standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Task 1 (6%)
List three pieces of information for
the website (3 marks)
Explain the relevance for each piece
of information (3 marks)
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Task 2 (9%)
List three other reports that may
assist business decision making (3
marks)
Provide a detailed description for
each report (3 marks)
Explain how the report can be used
for business decision-making. (3
marks)
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Task 3.1 (8%)
Identify at least four users for the
website (8 marks)
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Task 3.2 (16%)
For each user, list two functional
requirements. These must be:
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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• clearly described,
• specific and
• verifiable (16 marks)
Task 4 (25%)
Describe the application of three
layer architecture to the website
with specific examples.
Discuss the relationship between
client-server architecture and three
layer architecture.
Correctly identify which layer(s) of
the three-layer architecture is/are
on the client side and which on the
server side.
The writing
demonstrates limited or
no understanding of
three-layer and client
server architecture.
The writing
demonstrates
functional
understanding of
three-layer and client
server architecture.
The writing
demonstrates sound
understanding of
three-layer and client
server architecture.
The writing
demonstrates
thorough
understanding of
three-layer and client
server architecture.
The writing
demonstrates
thorough and in
depth
understanding of
three-layer and
client-server
architecture.
Task 5 (36%)
Develop a website prototype for the
website
• The prototype is complete, that
is, it demonstrates all major
functional requirement for all
users of the website.
The prototype is reflective of the
case, that is, all the functions
demonstrated in the prototype
are relevant to the case study.
Many major functional
requirements are not
demonstrated in the
prototype.
Many demonstrated
features are not relevant
to the case study.
Some of the major
functional
requirements are
demonstrated in the
prototype.
Some of the
demonstrated features
are relevant to the
case study.
A substantial number
of major functional
requirements are
demonstrated in the
prototype.
A substantial number
of demonstrated
features are relevant
to the case study.
Most of the major
functional
requirements are
demonstrated in the
prototype.
Most of the
demonstrated features
are relevant to the
case study.
All major functional
requirements are
demonstrated in
the prototype.
All demonstrated
features are highly
relevant to the case
study.