Build a useful ‘Work In Progress’ website that can act as a hub for client communication, self promotion, direction and organization.
- Project Start Date: 4 December 2018.
- Project End Date: TBD
- Organized WordPress website utilizing a repeatable data structure in support of project objective: a website demonstrating work-in-progress (WIP) data utilizing between designer and illustrator Andrew Kirksey and project stakeholders.
- WIP Project data structure will include
- Definitions for scope, requirements, critical tasks, schedule, demonstrated works,
- Categorical containers that will contain Client Project updates by type (see expanded information on Item 2 – Project Data in Requirement Summary Section, below) urgency, and medium.
- Tags for Google and internal web searchability
- Site Navigation supporting end-user interaction
- General Work / Life Update Posts
- Pages to Include
- Glossary of Terms,
- Number Methodology
- Probably just an FAQ page
- Various Forms
- Emphasis on visibility on my work calendar and availability to prevent schedule conflicts. (Will likely require a plug-in).
- Integration of finished projects into news/blog category, and staging for finalized presentation to translate rationally into andrewkirksey.com subdomain, “portfolio”.
1.0 – Organized WordPress Website Platform
1.1 Organized WordPress website utilizing a repeatable data structure in support of wip updates and communication.
The Genesis Framework and ‘Sample’ Genesis theme will for now be used in concert with Gutenberg plug-in. Template modifications may be forthcoming depending on prioritization of comments in WIP system.
2.0 – Project Data
2.1 WIP Project data structure will include…
Each project will receive one of three category of post:
- Project Management + Schedule List, and
- Project Updates / Mockups
Proposal Posts will include:
- Project Start and Finish Dates
- Clear and Precisely Defined Scope
- Requirement List
- Requirement Summary
- Scheduled PMI Task Capture Data
- Meta Proposal Items Including
- Approval Status
- Update Subscriptions
- User Privacy Request / Password Page
Project Task + Schedule List Posts will include
- Update Log, Reverse Chronological Order (Latest First)
- Update Title
- PMI Information
- Task Items
- Critical Task Items
- Task Assignments
- Calendar Schedule
Client Update Posts include
- Project Status / Completion Progress Reports
- work disambiguation, rationals
- schedule adjustments and explanations
- numbered mock-ups/prototypes for review
- Contextual feedback
Site Navigation focused on End-User Need Driven Interaction…
…Over Web Design conventionality. Ideally, items are Scaling from Project Groupings by privileging universally understood categories. This is in rejection of prioritizing design industry-specific categories, like “print,” or “web,” or, “illustration.” Granted, both methods are planned on use in the draft site, but project categorization by media is very specific and is ultimately very low in the information hierarchy I’m using. At present the drafted hierarchy is:
- Current Projects
- Client Name
- Project Initiation Post
- Project Management Schedule Post
- Project Updates
- v0.02 –> (branching updates)
- Client Name
- Finished Projects
- Project Title + Client Name
- News / Log
General Work / Life Update Posts
When necessary, weekly posts discussing work, projects and scheduled events will be published.
4.0 – Work Schedule Visbility Emphasis
Emphasis on visibility on my work calendar and availability to prevent schedule conflicts. (Will likely require a plug-in). For now, a Page will be Maintained indicating start dates and deadlines.
5.0 – Work Promotion
Integration of finished projects into news/blog category, and staging for finalized presentation to translate rationally into andrewkirksey.com subdomain, “portfolio”.