Checkpoint two

Peer evaluation one (two points, graded separately)

  • Click here to complete your peer evaluation
  • If you do not complete peer evaluations for your peers, you will receive a zero (even if you receive outstanding reviews)

Checkpoint Two Assignments (10 points total / 2.5 points each)

Rubric
Each of the four items below will be graded according to the following scale.

  • 2.5 points: 🔥 1
  • 2 points: 👏 2
  • 1.5 points: 👍 3
  • 1 point: 😐 4
  • .5 points:🤦‍♂️ / 🤦‍♀️ 5
  • 0 points: 👻 6

0. Presentation

  • 3-5 minutes long
  • Any combination of team members may present
  • Slides are required, and their design will influence your grade
  • While perfection isn’t the goal here, you should be clearly rehearsed, and we’ll begin to more closely evaluate your presentation skills
  • You should update us on how your user research is going, show off your beta in working form, and give us a quick (but not comprehensive) tour of your UX map

1. User Research

  • This assignment can take the form of a Google Doc, slides, or a PDF, and it shouldn’t be text alone. Images, videos, charts, pull quotes, etc. should help illustrate your work.
  • We’re looking for a clear summation of your user research strategies, your findings so far, and your future plans (remember, user research / testing should continue up until SLAM).
  • Submit your user research doc in this Google Drive Folder

2. Beta

  • Your beta will be evaluated during your presentation; no other submission is necessary
  • We’re looking for clear progress from your alpha; therefore, a quick recap of what you had working in your alpha will be helpful
  • We want to see the core functionality of your app / a tech demo of your MVP (minimum viable product) working. After this presentation, we (your instructors) should let out a sigh of relief and think to ourselves, “Okay, they can actually pull this off.”

3. UX Map

  • We’re looking for a hybrid of a user story and a wireframe / storyboard. That is, we’re looking for you to communicate both a) who might use your app and in what context and b) the core flows of your app.
  • We couldn’t care less what tool you use as long as you use it effectively. Adobe XD and InVision Studio are leading contenders, but Marvel, Illustrator, Sketch, Keynote, and pen and paper are all viable options, too.
  • Thoughtful attention to detail is key. We want to see every detail considered, and we hope to see insights from your user research present themselves in the designs you share.
  • We also hope to see you adhering to the idioms of your platform.
  • Stay relatively low fidelity here—now’s not the to emphasize pixel-perfect designs, logo work, or color schemes. Focus on structure, not style.
  • Submit your UX map in this Google Drive Folder

‼️ Last Thing ‼️
We need your team name and desired website URL. Simply visit and complete this very brief form by Checkpoint 2 deadline.


  1. Killed it / crushed it / etc. Truly exceptional work. Exceeded expectations.

  2. Solid work! You did a good job and should feel good.

  3. Not bad. A bit rough / weak in some key areas, but all the essentials are there.

  4. Not so hot. You turned it something resembling the assignment, but you should be worried.

  5. Oof. You did…something. But barely.

  6. You didn’t turn in anything at all. Do better.