This week in Capstone, I feel like I have made a few big strides in my work. I’ve drafted my client analysis and my old webmap. My meeting with Monica I think really helped me find the right direction that I was going on with this website. Also, in my 447 class, we are starting to delve more and more into WordPress, which is helping me with my research for the Shepherd Career Services site.
In my client analysis, I tried to stay organized and streamlined with 3 main points/ goals of the new site:
-to be fun, entertaining, but informative
– to have connections to social networking and other databases
-to make the information easily accessible and user friendly to navigate
I’ve also been looking at other career services websites for even more research, and I’ve been looking at websites who have been acclaimed for their design and trying to pick out pieces of content and style that will make a seamless integration into the site. Social media such as LinkdIn really make a difference in how effective a career services site is.
Victoria Buchbauer, head of Career Services, also gave me some content to start looking through that she had collected over the years. I found many creative and fun videos about career choices, creating a resume, interviews, and most importantly networking that I think will make excellent additions to the media on the website.
I am also starting to really try and get the hang of WordPress and I’m ready to begin my intensive training with Lynda.com and any other tutorials that I can find. We also decided in 447 whereabouts we are going to host the site, and since I plan on using my time in 447 to work on my capstone project, I think it has been such important research in helping me determine what steps I need to take to make this successful.
Goals for this next week:
Try and absorb as much information about wordpress from tutorial sites and lynda.
Edit and do another draft of the client analysis
Fix and edit the old site’s webmap