Due: Thursday, October 11
1. Continue working on your midterm project.
After completing a competitive analysis for your midterm project website start working on the following:
Write several paragraphs answering the questions below and post to your WP blog.
- Who is your target audience?
- What are the business goals and objectives of the client?
- Thinking about the concept of “Mobile First,” what are the primary things that a user will want to do on the mobile website?
- Which of those things from #3 are better suited for a tablet device and what things are better done from a smartphone? Why?
- Based on lookup/find, explore/play, check-in/ status, and edit/create, what is the organization of your mobile site? What will you include in your navigation for the mobile website?
Keep the following things in mind:
- Mobile use cases like lookup/find, explore/play, check-in/ status, and edit/create allow you to think through how your site will be used on mobile and adjust its structure appropriately.
- Focusing on content first, navigation second gets people to the information and tasks they want quickly.
- Relevant and well-placed navigation options allow people to dive deeper or pivot to explore other parts of your site.
- Reducing the amount of navigation choices and chrome on key tasks maintains clarity and focus on what people need to accomplish—helpful when they are hurried or in less than ideal situations.
Write a Communication Brief for the project and post to your WP blog.
Follow the structure outlined in the Web ReDesign textbook here:
So, you will include the following sections for your Communication Brief
- Project Summary
- Audience Profile
- Communication Strategy
- Competitive Positioning
- Targeted Message
Save this document as a PDF and post to our WP blog. Also be prepared to turn this in with your midterm project.
Create a site map and post to your WP blog.
Here is a sample for those who are unfamiliar with one. Please note that this site map is for a desktop website. Your map may look different since it is for a mobile site. At this stage, if you want to draw it on a piece of paper, that’s fine. Just be sure you can take a picture of it so you can post it to your WP blog.
2. Read Chapter 5: “Actions” & Chapter 6: “Inputs” from our textbook.
Take a look at this too: http://www.netmagazine.com/features/top-responsive-web-design-problems-and-how-avoid-them