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Variables and Decision Structures

Guidelines and Assessment Rubric

We're going to add/modify some features of the class photo file from assignment 3:

  1. An introduction screen that has some sort of a title and a means of moving on to the pictures.
  2. A "credits" button that takes you to a credits page with a comprehensive list of those who worked hard on your class photo file (e.g. yourself).
  3. A "go back" button on the credits page that takes users back to the last image they were viewing . (this might not be the "first" or "last" pictures).
  4. A well organized library, (hint: stick your buttons in one folder and your pictures in another).
  5. Use if() statements to make sure the previous, next, first, and last buttons only navigate to different picture frames, not to the "credits" area or the intro page (the if statements will only be necessary for the previous and next buttons).
If you are already well versed in Flash: Extend your array-based assignment 03 to a randomized sequence of photos/names (this will help prevent the primacy and recency effect in rehersal that comes out of cognition which is a fancy way of saying that we remember more readily what we see first and what we see last). This should be an easy switch to make, let me know if you have questions about it.
  • Deliverables: flash development file (.fla)
  • File Naming convention: assignment4{YourName}.fla (so if your name were Sam Walker you would name the file assignment4SamWalker.fla).

Assessment Rubric

Your assignment will be assessed using the following rubric:

Criteria Points
Do you use a consistent naming convention for layers, symbols, and pseudo-symbols in this case the image bitmaps? Did all of your layers have a meaningful name? (e.g. "layer 1" is not an option) 1 points
Is your project easy to change and update?
  • you should have only the number of instances you absolutely need for each symbol.
  • you should use consistent tab stops for your code don't be shy about using the autoformat button in the actions window.
  • Finally, you should not have any "magic numbers." For the purposes of this class, a magic number is defined as a value in ActionScript that is used in more than one piece of code, but not updatable in one place.
3 points
Do you have a well organized timeline (related layers are near each other, elements are where they are promised e.g. student photos are in the pictures layer, not the buttons layer). 2 points
Are all of the required elements (see above) present and working correctly? 4 points
Total 10 points
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