Welcome to the Week 6 Discussion Board Assignment. For this week, be sure to read chapter 5.
Your main post should be a minimum of 200 words, well thought-out and it should address the question in its entirety. Make sure that your main post is the same written assignment that has gone through the Unicheck process. Please submit your main post by Wednesday of the week.
Your two response replies should be between 50 – 100 words each. Responses such as, “I agree,” “disagree” or “good answer” are not acceptable.
I will suggest that you submit your first response reply by Friday of the week and the second no later than Sunday noon of the week. This will enable you to have a good discussion going on the thread. Note that both responses are due by Sunday of the week.
All your postings to the discussion board need to be:
- Free of plagiarism,
- Use the recommended APA writing format,
- Properly cited, and
- Academically clear, meaningful, and substantive.
Please keep in mind that this is a professional platform and we need to show gracious professionalism to everyone in this classroom at all times.
The discussion question for this week is as follows:
You are a freelance web designer. You are meeting a potential client for the very first time.
1. Your client doesn’t provide you with any clear vision or what his expectations are. What are some questions you can ask to get the information from him? Explain clearly why these questions would be useful and relevant.
2. Your client doesn’t tell you the budget for designing & developing the website. It is certainly of personal importance to you to gather that information. What is a good way to get that information? Should you just simply ask him what budget he has in mind?
3. You are skilled at what you do. During the conversation your client says that he is considering taking the existing website and having you make it “sparkle”! He wants your opinion. What feedback will you give him? Be sure to be clear on what you share. Keep in mind that he has no web design training and that is why he is considering hiring you for the project.
4. As your conversation continues, you realize that he has not shared any goals with you. Is it important to you to know what they are? Why?
5. You have a sense as the conversation progresses that he has an unrealistic deadline in mind for the project. What should you do about it?
6. You soon realize during the conversation that though your client has no web design training, he is going to tell you what to do! How do you manage him? Should you try or just apply what he says?
Make sure that your Main Post has gone through the Unicheck review. I look forward to interacting with you this week on the board.