Week-09_Entertainment Technology Comps.

Entertainment Technology Comps.






Week 7 questions

Same as week 6???????

week 6 questions

What are wireframes?

Rough layout of website.  also known as  content layout of schematics. usually built up of placeholders and layout orientation. wireframes are often non design oriented and communicate strictly hierarchy of elements.

Main functions of WIREFRAMEING.

1. All major page elements

2. Content

3. Main and sub navigation

4. All functional elements.

5. Messaging

When do you not need to define key user paths?

usually for interactive web elements which require your filing out and completing  any informational of functional. documentation.

1. Functional paths- usually manned and controlled by a team of programming engineers, which often require users to be interactive. ( filling out forms. account name and passwords, etc.)

2. Non functional paths.- not dependent on user requirements. page by page flows to complete orientation of page paths.

week 5 questions

What is a “site map?”

Should clearly show all HTML pages in proper section along with sub pages within a navigation element. Site maps are often plain simple usually implying main organization and information within a webpage.

What are the two types of naming conventions that are addressed in the book?

Organization/Numeric naming- applying a numeric or alpha numeric standard to individual pages and sections.

HTML NAMING- many choose to abbreviate or shorten words to simply and shorten long name to make organization easier.

Week 4 Questions

What are the “three views” discussed in the book involving the content of the site. And what are the differences between the three views?


1. Addressing content-  Knowing what is within the specifics of the website. knowing the content and having copy writer, content managers, to organize and conclude the hierarchy of  content within the webpage

2. Auditing existing content– Evaluation every piece of of content media text or imagery  within a website that may pertain directly to the redesign. Encouraging client to audit current site will minimize the amount or modifications and changes to the that the redesign may need. usually it is the clients responsibility audit their own webpage.

3. outlining content- a content outline from the client is mandatory and simples the process designers organizing the webpage and Clients rough draft may visually show how it may be laid out (wireframes, Sitemaps, bullet lists.)



What is a “content audit?”

Going through and  evaluating every piece of content (text , Imagery or Media) in the outgoing site that is relevant for the redesign.

Week 3 Questions

Name a few examples of “overall goals” for the web site design or re-design.

increase traffic, sales, highlight new products, create dynamic content driven site, decrease costumer service call, intuitive navigation, streamline browsing and purchasing, to create a scalable structure for growth.

What does a Project Plan consist of?

1. Project overview

2. Schedules (including deliverables and methodology)

3. Budget breakdown, with allocated hours

4. Communication breif

5. Demographics- target audience information

6. Audiance technical capibilities

7. User testing plans

8. details and assumptions

9. client signiture.

Give examples of good documentation practices for a project.

Design team:

1.Day to day task and deadlines

2. Specific team jobs and jobs within that team.

3. Breaks and days off.

For client:

1.Up to date design fees and charges.

2. Change fees.

3. Process updates and progress reports

When is an Additional Charge Form used? (oftentimes referred to as Change Order)

when any undiscussed  changes are suggested away from the original scope creep, creating a separate charge form to meet  those specific demands will greatly simplify and avoid any conflicts with the original project charge.
What are the two ways to approach the Scheduling task?

Create Time line and set deadline. Create daily or weekly breakdown of element deadlines and specifications. chronological process of artwork and information and have it available and clear for all team members.

What is the difference between a Visual Designer and an Information Designer?

Visual designers objective is to remain more design and layout based portion of designing while the information designer determines which text and information goes within a webpage.

What is a “staging area?”

Acts as a hub of communication for the creative group.

usually in 2 teams:

1. Client staging site- for all deliverables and project documentation

2. Team development- p\work in progress for team under protected terms strictly for designers use.

What is included in the agenda of a “kick off” meeting?

the opening cerimony of the project. Face to face confrence to conduct main objectives for discussed project

Also include prepared project plan for kickoff meeting. where expectations are aligned and scope is established.

Week 2 Questions

What are the differences between a Formal and an Informal Industry Analysis?

Formal Industry analysis– to provide detailed techniques for inporving or changing the ideal makret and promotes new and more innovative ways to improve companys overview based on past client and business data.

Informal Industry Analysis– gaining first hand costumer experiences and provide client with company and company information.

Name a few of the features you might look for when you are doing a Competitive Analysis.

1. Define competitive set. Other similar companies characteristics, their successful and unsuccessful qualities.

2. Their approach for satisfying target market and Demographics.

3. Researching and identifying how other companies successfully use similar functions on their sites that you may use in you own.

4. Things they do unsuccessfully and how can it be improved.

What are the three main areas for rating when evaluating for a Competitive Analysis?

1.Define Process

2. Features List

3. Conduct analysis and usability testing.

4. Create a Report