The goal of the review is to inform classmates and instructors about the key challenges related to your section's leading design concept, and how these challenges will be resolved. If there are open issues this is a good opportunity to obtain input and suggestions before fully committing to detailed development. The mockup concepts will also be posted on a crowd-sourcing platform to obtain feedback from a large number of real, potential users.
You will use feedback from this review to decide which final concept will be pursued by your team for the technical review. The experience will also help you learn how to present technical challenges and solutions in a design review.
Examples of functional and visual mockups are on the right. You can also view mockups from other years in the gallery (select a project and then click on the mockups tab). The communication instructors have also prepared guidelines for effective mockup presentations.
Video of your presentations will be made available on the course web site.
Key review elements
Each section will present technical or visual mockups and drawings of their single concept, focusing on illustrating the overall concept, technical feasibility/operational principles of critical systems, preliminary product contract, and user/product interaction. The concept is typically an adaptation of one of the team's 4 concepts in the sketch model review, or a section might try a different product based upon what they have learned so far.
Key grading criteria are: