So many options, So much to consider—users, strategy, scope, and platform
I am creating a website to showcase all of my work in this Digital Communications class along with outside work that I have produced. First, I must consider who the users of this site will realistically be.
- potential employers
- admissions people
Hence, I prompted to consider the probing questions? (this is my strategy)
- What brand do I wish to portray?
- What message do I wish to convey?
- What is so important about me that my website users should easily gather by browsing my site?
There are 2 major parts to strategy:
- External strategy—what I want my users to get/learn/do from my site
- Internal strategy—what I want to accomplish/get out of it/convey
I believe that the most importance piece of my strategy is to insure that users can easily gather a sense of who I am by browsing the website. Furthermore, I hope this appearance is marketable and appealing. However, I plan to ultimately just be true to myself in the site I produce because I believe the worst mistake would be to present myself as someone I am not, even if this person is more appealing to one viewing my website.
Lastly, the scope entails all the pieces which must fluidly work together.
- features and functions that constitute the site
- works from digital communications
- content requirements
- information and how its presented
- functional specs
- what tools are available for users to accomplish what they need to do
- contact form/ email link