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CSE2 ICE Assignment 2020
Part A – (30%) April 20th 9AM
Part B – (70%) June 1st 9AM
The intention of ICE is to prepare you for industry as a junior web developer. We have covered
fundamental and topical material in this subject to aid you in this endeavour. The employment market
for graduate level front-end developers is strong, however entry is very selective. To this end, we have
designed an assignment to give you experience on current industry relevant technologies and to assess
you based on expectations a prospective employer would have.
In this assignment, you will have to prepare yourself for a quantity of self-directed study and
experimentation. As front-end development is such a fast-moving area, the ability to research and
implement current and emerging technologies is critical. At the conclusion of this assessment item,
we hope you will be proud of your product and will cite it in future job applications.
We live in the sporting capital of Australia, perhaps the world, sports news is a big area of online
interest and you will be focusing on it. So far this semester we have looked at HTML5 and generic
templates for various categories of online sites, in this assignment we will look at sports news with
a heavy emphasis on delivering an enhanced user experience on the client side. We will focus on
AFL (Australian Football League). You will use the single page application (SPA) paradigm to
implement a league/team explorer web application.
In this assignment, you will explore sports data using an API on Squiggle
(https://api.squiggle.com.au/). Understanding and working with API’s is a skill that you need to
demonstrate here and in the workplace. Take some time to understand it and try the examples. Note
we expect you to use your ingenuity in figuring out the API.
Requirements (user stories):
The assignment shall produce a single page application that will allow the user to explore the
performance of their team with respect to other teams in the league. The application must incorporate
these user stories and have a selected team marked as the “favourite”.
Note: Due to COVID-19, there is no AFL data for 2020 at present, thus we will use the 2019
season. For the purposes of this assignment we will assume the competition is about to start
“As a fan, I want to see the prediction that my team will win their next game”
“As a fan, I want to see the results of all games my team has played this season”
“As a fan, I want to see opponent and games details for the next 5 matches my team will play”
“As a fan, I want to see all the venues where my team has won so far this season”
[challenging] “As a fan, I want to see the head-to-head games and if available, results between my
team and my team’s rival <..> this season”
These are 5 user stories that are expected to be implemented, we then require you to implement 3
additional of your choosing, grades will be allocated for complexity and functionality.
Data retrieval can be enacted by using the API, however, the visualisation is up to you. Points will
be awarded for creativity in the display, i.e. don’t just output plain text or a table to the client.
Emphasis should be on interactivity, originality and a great user experience.
Modern web development is all about adapting to new frameworks and technologies to implement
the richest experience to the client. These have to be learnt and experimented with proactively in
order to stay competitive.
The mandatory technologies we expect to see, include
• The use of BitBucket or GitHub as a repository
• Angular Single Page Application (SPA)
• The app must be responsive in design to a set of different devices, desktop and mobile
• The deployment of your web app to Heroku, else to your La Trobe server account or other
This assignment comprises 25% of your subject grade. CSE2/CSE5 ICE students cannot mix in the
same team. Team size is capped at max 3 team members and a minimum of 2 team members. If you
do decide to work as a pair, you accept all responsibility as there is no marking consideration for
smaller sized teams.
The deliverables will be graded according to the scheme over the page.
Criteria Due Date Weighting
Design & Planning Report – Submit via LMS
- A detailed survey of other competitor sites (include critical
analysis of their interface and how that guides your design
decision (positive/negative) April 20
- Outline the tech stack and justify decisions
- Wireframe the UI (detailed interface mockup)
- Present API usage examples to support your mandatory
user stories, this will be in the form of code snippets
Solution deployed on a cloud provider (5% for Heroku, 3% for
other cloud provider, 2% for La Trobe CS Account)
June 1st, 9AM
the LMS and
execution test in
your lab class
Mandatory user stories implemented 25%
3 additional user stories implemented 15%
Revision control system used appropriately 5%
Code Quality (5%) / Use of Frameworks (10%) Angular,
Final product report – Submit via LMS
- End system design and changes documented from first
- Final UI Wireframes
Execution presentation with the tutor in week 12 lab class online
As you will note, each user story is allocated 5% of the assignment grade, this covers implementation
completeness and correctness. The 15% allocated to Code Quality / Use of Frameworks is a scaling
measure to award marks to teams who implement best practice modern methodologies. You can record the video using Zoom by sharing your screen or MS Teams and again shareyour screen to record. It would be good to have all your team memberscomment in the video.