What I’m Building: Art and Art History Redesign: Part 5 Project Management: Identifying and collecting content.

What I’m Building: Art and Art History Redesign: Part 5 Project Management: Identifying and collecting content.

I have been leading a project to redesign Seattle University’s Art and Art History Department webpages.  I must admit that I have fallen woefully behind in keeping up with posting about this project. I finished the project in October! Previously I have written about Identifying the objectives, developing the new IA, page layout, and elements …

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What I’m Building: Art and Art History Redesign: Part 4 Degree Page Elements and Content

What I’m Building: Art and Art History Redesign: Part 4 Degree Page Elements and Content

In my last post, I wrote about Initial Sketches and Page layout.  At this stage I will use our content management system’s “playground” to build each page offline and experiment with content types as solutions to the limitations and constraints. Once I have built each page, it will be a matter of migrating the content …

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What I’m Building: Art & Art History- Part 3 Page Layout

What I’m Building: Art & Art History- Part 3 Page Layout

I recently led a redesign for the Art and Art History departmental web pages at Seattle University.  Previously I wrote about Identifying the Objectives, and The New IA.  My third step was designing the initial page layout. My foremost design goal was to adhere to the identified objectives of: navigation redundancy relevance Limitations: In the …

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What I’m Building: Art and Art History – part 2 the new IA

What I’m Building: Art and Art History – part 2 the new IA

I am in the process of leading redesign for the Art and Art History departmental web pages at Seattle University.  Previously I wrote about the first step in the process: Identifying the Objectives and concluded the redesign would focus on: navigation redundancy relevance I have since worked on restructuring the IA of the site so …

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What I’m Reading: Don’t Make Me Think

What I’m Reading: Don’t Make Me Think

Don’t Make Me Think- Revisited a Common Sense Approach to Web and Mobile Usability, by Steve Krug My thoughts: Don’t make me Think is a book about building, assessing, and testing for usability. I found this to be a fascinating read.  Krug has a conversational writing style, and the book is full of visual examples.  …

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What I’m Building: Art and Art History Redesign Part 1 Identifying Objectives

What I’m Building: Art and Art History Redesign Part 1 Identifying Objectives

Art and Art History Department Redesign Step one: Identifying the objectives Background: I could start here by going into the history of this website, and the different iterations and content managements systems we have used during my tenure it my position, but that would be boring.  Suffice to say that the site has grown organically …

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