November 13 – Planning and Prototyping

  • Review Questions
  • Q & A
  • Project Planning
    • Project Goals: Define the project goals in your own words. Consider how you want the audience to feel as a result of visiting and iteracting with the site. Words we generated in class were: patriotic, safe, transitioning, complex identities, informative but not formal, friendly, bright, welcoming, community, open, inclusive, family and storytelling. What is the site’s value proposition?
    • Audience Needs: Who is our audience? What biases or assumptions might they come to the project with? Review the notes from our perception exercise to help. What are holes in their knowledge that the project can overcome? Why would an audience member go to the website rather than a podcast application? Do you need additional information or elements to address the needs?
    • How do you encourage an audience member to explore more than one episode once they are on the site?

Homework

  • Continue working on the Voices of Oswego Veterans project

November 3 – Reflection

  • Review Questions
  • Promotional Website Show and Tell with feedback on printed promotion
  • Feedback on Project Documentation
  • Voices of Oswego Veterans Kickoff: Perceptions, Hopes and Fears

Homework

  • Revisions to Project Documentations
  • Read Voices of Oswego content (note must be logged into Google Drive with Laker ID to access

November 1 – Work Day

Oswego County Airport

  • Brian: grid and typography — experiment with this in code
  • Maddie: slider and navigation
  • Marissa: full posts and post excerpts on pages
  • Brandon: coded prototype of contact page and coded template with needed modules

November 1 – Advisement

Homework

  • Process Books: Final drafts submitted as PDFS on Google Drive by 11:59pm tonight (11/1)
  • Print Promotion: Bring final physical prototypes to class on Friday (11/3); photographs and design files submitted on Google drive prior to the start of class.
  • Website Documentation: Bring a printed version to class on Friday 11/3. You will have the opportunity for feedback. Final PDF versions are due on Google Drive prior to the start of class on 11/6.

October 13 – Work Day

  • Surprise! No review questions today, just time to put your head down to focus and work. Happy Friday.
  • Complete UI Prototype Exercise.
  • Read chapter 9 in Don’t Make Me Think

October 9: UI Prep

  • Review Questions
  • Q & A
  • User Interfaces
  • Moodboards

Homework

  • Revise Moodboard
  • Read Stealing Your Way to Original Designs
  • Read Chapter 8 in Better Web Type
  • Exercise: UI Prep. Explore UI-Patterns and identify 1 that you will need for your promotional website. In a text document place a screenshot of the UI pattern and explain why using such a pattern is a good choice for your website. In the same document identify the typefaces you will use for body and display copy. Include a small type specimen of each typeface you plan to use (the alphabet and some punctuation is fine). Explain why you have chosen the typefaces you have. Bring a printed copy of this document to class and save a digital copy as a PDF to drive.

September 25: FTP

  • Review Questions
  • Q & A
  • FTP
  • Device Testing

Homework

  • Typography Exercise: Make Site Live – This is an opportunity to make onelast round of revisions. Submit your final project files and web shortcut for live website.

September 13: Intro to CSS

  • Review Questions
  • Q&A
  • Feedback on work submitted so far
  • Submitting Assignments – File Organization
  • Intro to CSS: Selector, Declaration, Property, Property Value
  • CSS Box Model: box-sizing, border, padding, margin, width, max-width
  • CSS Properties: color, font-family, , font-size, font-style, font-weight, letter-spacing, line-height, text-align, text-indent, text-transform

Homework

September 11: Project Kickoff

  • Quick look at final Multilingual FAQs in lab
  • Hopes & Fears
  • Plan for first client meeting
  • Performance Plans and SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound)

Homework

  • Prepare for client meeting
  • Prepare for Friday’s critique of copywork Product Delivered by Email
  • Draft of performance plan

September 11: HTML

  • Review Questions
  • Q&A
  • Intro to HTML: <html>, <body>, <head>, <title>, <meta>, <header>, <footer>, <main>, <p>, <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, <h4>, <h5>, <h6>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>, <article>, <div>, <meta>
  • Turn in files on Lisa French and Google Drive

Homework

  • HTML Markup for Typography Exercise: Mobile
  • Read chapters 10–12 in Better Web Type for Friday

September 8: Pitches

  • Product Subscription Pitches
  • Feedback on interview and application process for Website Redesign Project
  • Team introductions for Website Redesign Project

Homework

  • Review current Oswego County Airport Project. Bring questions on Monday related to your specific role. What do you need from your creative director? What do you need from the client?
  • Finish revisions on Multilingual FAQ and make site live. Upload all required files and a shortcut to the live site to your Google Drive folder.

September 1: Globalization and Localization

Homework

  • Prepare for interviews.
  • Prepare Multilingual FAQ for critique on Wednesday.
  • If you haven’t already, be sure to read Copy if You Can copywork and Stealing Your Way to Original Designs in preparation for the Product Delivered by Email project.

September 1: Copyright

Homework