2017-12-19

posted Dec 18, 2017, 6:11 AM by Konstantinovich Samuel   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 6:18 AM ]
Dates:
Jan 3rd in class: Prototype due
Jan 5th 8am: 1st Code submission
Jan 9th 8am: 2nd code submission
Jan 12th 8am: 3rd code Submission
Jan 16th 8am: Final Version.
Jan 16th - 19th Demos
Jan 22nd Final Exam 

Final Project Lab time: (3 days + 5 days) 
2 mini lectures, and 1 quiz. 



Regarding final projects:
The following things will NEVER hurt your grade, but can help you get your project done. Please let me know RIGHT AWAY if:
    -your partner is non-cooperative, you cannot work together effectively.
    -you and your partner cannot resolve a disagreement.
    -you are stuck on something



Prototype:
Deadline: Wed after you get back from break, it can be updated afterward, but I want to see that you have it. 

NO CODE: Until you hand in the prototype there should be absolutely NO CODE! This is a design process. 
You can experiment with different NetLogo features and try making mini-models as a 'working prototype' but nothing you do before the official start counts. 


Grade: This will be 20% of your final project grade. It should look like you put serious effort into it. 
If it looks like you did this assignment on the train coming to school or rushed it the night before, I will grade you accordingly. 
Diagrams can be printed images, or hand drawn. Both of you should PROOFREAD the entire document.

Hand drawn does not mean you can draw like a 5-year-old.
    -Take time to draw what you want to show. You don't have to draw everything (just the world, or include the buttons as you choose.)
    -Use a ruler for straight edges! This makes it look much better. (No ruler = you didn't care)
    -Please use reasonable paper! (Drawing on wrinkled looseleaf = you didn't care)
  

The purpose of the document is to:
   a. Come together with your partner and make a clear picture of what you BOTH want to do. 
   b. Explicitly describe the behavior of your project so I can tell you if there are potential problems. 
   c. Make clear expectations public so you have guidelines to follow and don't cut features for no reason.
   d. Have the document in class when you are working so I can reference it when I see your group.

The 2nd page is SUPER important
Development stages
    -A timeline of features to be added, prioritized by importance and feasability.
    -It is ok to fall behind schedule. 
    -It is OK to modify this.

Keep it out in class:
    -Print one for me, and one for each of you. 
    -You must have it out at all times.

Evolving document:
    -You may ADD to it, but do NOT remove old pages. 
    -You may mark sections as outdated, and that they are replaced later. 
    -The goal is to see the evolution of your project over the 2 weeks. 


Prototype Format Document has a cover page format, but the rest is not a sample. The rest details what should be in the prototype. 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x4xcomc9poc28xg/Prototype.pdf?dl=1


If you are extending models, some of this doesn't apply to you update to be posted.


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