Infocomm

(Updated on Jan 2016)



BRIEFING SLIDES

Overview of Cat-10 Briefing slides [24 Jan 2014]

Preparation for Proposal evaluation [4 Apr 2014]

Preparation for Mid Term [2 May 2014]





DESCRIPTIONS
This category caters to projects in which the end product is either a service, platform, gadget, widget etc that fits into the Information Technology category. The nature of the end product should applies to areas such as security, algorithm and programming or new technologies (Cloud computing, Distributed computing, Iphone app development etc). The effectiveness of the application is the key to the evaluation of this category.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will acquire
- the experience the development of an IT project of a manageable scale given the project timeline
- the skills to document and derived an overall plan for the project
- the skills to articulate their ideas/plan
- the experience of working collaboratively with other group members



PRELIMINARY ROUND

A 5-minute presentation (with slides) is required, followed by 3 minutes of Question-and-Answer from the judges and audience. In this round, the purpose of your project (i.e. your problem definition) has to be presented clearly. The scope, factors, constraints and target user (i.e. the analysis stage) must be covered, followed by a proposition on the approach, method, programming language (i.e. design) you will be employing in the project. You should convince the audience that your project is achievable by working out a time-frame and drawing simple screen-capture/mock-up of the intended product.

Good project ideas with clear potential will be allowed to pass on to the next judging stage. Participants should be receptive and make use of suggestions and critique given by the audience.

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

It should include quick run through, lasting below 1 minute, of what was presented in the Preliminary round to help audience recap on the project, highlighting changes and adjustments made in the project requirement. Illustrate the progress of the software development with more screen-shots and snapshots of program codes to assure progress of the project. A website with at least 50 percent content completion should be presented. The presentation duration is 7 minutes followed by 3 minutes of question-and-answer.

Projects that pass this round must be able to give assurance that there is sufficient time for completion of the software during the Final round. There should also not be too great lag between the working time-frame and objectives proposed in the preliminary round.

FINALS ROUND

It comprises a 10-minute presentation and a 3-minute Q&A. A write-up should be submitted before the judging. The report should include instructions on how to install and test the completed product.

During this round, the software coding should be completed with a fair amount of testing (at least alpha-test). The extent of testing involved should be documented in the report and documentation. Also include details on areas not tested well yet and future development plans for the product e.g. marketing, extended features.


EVALUATION CRITERIA

Projects will be judge based on the following aspects:
1) Project Idea
2) Project Management
3) Presentation
4) Application

Prelim

1) Project Idea
- Originality/Usefulness
- Completeness/ Accuracy
- Background studies/current trend
- Extensions/Add-ons/Value-addedness

2) Project Management
- Realistic timeline
- Defined Project milestones
- Task distributions among team members

3) Presentation
- Effectiveness of presentation aids
- Clarity of oral presentations
- Effectiveness of overall presentation

Semi-finals and Finals

1) Project Idea
- Originality/Usefulness
- Completeness/ Accuracy
- Background studies/current trend
- Extensions/Add-ons/Value-addedness

2) Project Management
- Realistic timeline
- Defined Project milestones
- Task distributions among team members

3) Presentation
- Effectiveness of presentation aids
- Clarity of oral presentations
- Effectiveness of overall presentation

4) Application
- Attempt to implement product/ Product testing/beta/demo
- Attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation

*Prototypes should be at least 70% completed in the finals


Overall grading


Proposal Evaluation


Mid Term Evaluation


Finals