How well do you think you’ve done on the project so far, and why?
It was all going well (for the most part), until I hit the wire frame part of the project. Trying to visualize and figure out how the essentials of a website is/was challenging. And when it came to the Midterm, yes, I admittedly “bombed” that one. I ran out of time, due my day job issues taking up valuable study time, and didn’t get to do the personal branding part of the Midterm.
What are your biggest challenges with the project?
The biggest challenges have been trying to come up with fresh approaches in the design process without being derivative. That and time management–I’m a perfectionist and can spend hours on trying to get one little detail right.
What are the most valuable things you learned from the midterm presentations?
The feedback on improving the layout in the wire frames was very helpful. It was good to get a fresh pair of eyes since one can get too deeply immersed in a project and not see other possibilities.
How can you improve your project and what specifically are you going to revise, change, or add to improve your project?
In the wire frame, it was suggested that the link “The Arts” in the top navigation bar was superfluous. The “Follow Us” section was also deemed unnecessary as the social media icons displayed did the same thing. A “lock” icon was suggested for the “Inside SMC” link to denote the user was going to a secure part of the site. Lastly, it also was suggested that the “News” and “Event” sections be moved down further on the home page and the “Arts” section expanded over on the home page.