Aure builds out the ThisWeekIn Web Design sitemap in Illustrator as Jose and guest Victoria Heric build a pen and paper version, demonstrating two techniques for approaching sitemap creation. 00:39 Guest Introductions, Victoria Heric of David & Goliath 03:18 Aure finally gets insurance with Hiscox 08:28 Reviewing the site architecture 09:18 Using Illustrator to build a sitemap 11:20 Designing hierarchy within the sitemap 14:35 Getting in the zone as a project manager 17:52 Working collaboratively on a sitemap originally generated in Illustrator 19:10 The importance of working with a hybrid approach while designing sitemaps 24:43 Aure and Victoria discuss approaches for planning a sites development 26:08 Jose breaks down projects into Execution, Inception, and Launch categories 27:35 Prioritizing with the client using the MOSCOW process 30:19 Jose encourages viewers to have fun with the prioritization process 31:08 The Design Tackle Box 32:58 Its only live television as Jose drenches his laptop 33:45 Defining the Assessment category for the ThisWeekIn website 35:21 Determining the importance of a sitewide Blog and its relevance to Community 39:14 The team discuss the importance of forums on the ThisWeekIn website 40:41 Brainstorming methods to integrate sponsors into the website redesign beyond banner ads 44:02 Designing the user experience of the Assesment process 50:54 The site is starting to sound like one giant dating service 54:04 Sink Or Swim for Skye Crue Media <b>…<b>
Seth Epstein demonstrates SocialStays mobile product and discusses the challenges of designing for mobile.
Watch Jose & Aure work, as they demonstrate various wireframing techniques as they break down the ThisWeekIn website. 00:50 Introductions and the show tagline. Business, Technology, Marketing, and Design versus Watch Us Work 01:20 Welcome Sherryl Anderson, our first Executive Producer! 2:45 Announcing a new Groop Skool event 07:00 When woking on wireframes do you manipulate one concept and iterate, or do you start with multiple concepts and assemble elements from the various ideas? 07:48 Redesigning art Center College of Designs site 09:00 Designing with "the Wedge" in mind 09:31 How do you integrate graphics direction while wireframing? 10:33 Do you begin with a set of templates when wireframing? 12:35 Have you considered using InDesign for web layouts? 14:25 Do you user-test wireframe sketches? 17:37 When do you bring in your clients for wireframe reviews? 19:28 The importance of insurance for designers 25:35 Aure demonstrates Illustrator for wireframing 27:00 Sketching out the ThisWeekIn ecosystem 29:00 Discovering the need for a viewer Assessment tool within the ThisWeekIn website 33:55 Brainstorming methods for assessing viewers needs 39:40 Jose references back to the Workbook to remind the client of the brand attributes 42:13 Creating user profiles that matter 46:44 Jose reinforces the strategy of always referencing the Workbook to guide planning with the client 49:45 Designing the show page 56:00 Looking at the wireframe from the perspective of our user profiles <b>…<b>
Hide your wife, hide your kids, weve got a Design Battle on our hands! Last week you saw Jose build on Aures wireframes for the ThisWeekIn Web Design redesign, today the two designers battle live on the internet! Thats right, Jose and show favorite Aure Gimon will simultaneously riff on design concepts, competing and collaborating to see which is the wildest web design gunslinger of the west. And of course, by watching live youll pick up some great tips and techniques from two of the best designers going on the internet today. 00:00 Open 00:30 Web Design Battle introduction 01:35 Robert Haydock, our first member of the Producer Program joins us on set 02:02 Blank Spaces and the joys of co-working spaces 02:45 Why did you join the Producer Program? 03:20 How was the pace of the Groop Skool event? 03:45 Jose reads the Groop Skool reviews on air for the first time. 06:30 The treu benefits of the Producer Program: watch the show as preparation and then go to Groop Skool for the real world practice 08:00 Prepping for the Web Design battle with Aure Gimon. 09:15 Talking with Aure about designing with a creative brief in mind 10:30 Talking about competitors and media partnerships 11:20 Setting up two different perspectives for approaching the design process 12:20 Avoiding too many restrictions in the design phase 13:05 Robert talks about meeting Eric Ries of The Lean Startup 16:30 Jose talks about benefits and learning curve of applying lean development to web design 18:30 <b>…<b>
Drupal expert Chris Stauffer joins host Jose Caballer and Xin Chung to take viewer questions and discuss the planning of the ThisWeekIn redesign. 00:59 Introductions for Chris Stauffer and Xin Chung 01:55 The importance of insurance 05:17 Co-working at Blank Spaces 06:48 Why choose Drupal over WordPress? 08:28 Why is Drupal growing so quickly amongst media sites versus Expression Engine and Joomla? 11:00 Chriss introduction to Drupal 12:12 Chriss history and a description of his company, Stauffer New Media Development 13:25 "I started out as a Business Process Engineer" 14:08 Chriss early clients included Toshiba, Nestle, Lexus, & Infospace. 14:28 What are the differences between working for a large client versus a smaller one? 15:35 Small companies want cheap websites — how do you convince them otherwise? 16:40 Drupal is tricky. 18:26 Xin talks about developing iOS games. 21:15 The importance of variable scope when approaching a client 22:38 Coming from WordPress, what is the best way to learn Drupal? 23:10 Lullabot is a great resource for learning Drupal www.lullabot.com 25:07 Becoming part of the Drupal community is the best way to learn Drupal. 25:46 How do you handle open-source solutions with clients? 27:39 "If you hear me say theres a module for that, you should be smiling" 30:05 How do you use Drupal to develop a site like www.uxmag.com? 31:10 Stupid, stupid clients. 32:32 Is Drupal difficult to use for video-based sites? 34:25 Dealing with Drupal installs <b>…<b>
Sponsored by Hiscox – hiscoxusa.com Jose and Aure share best practices in estimation, planning and keeping web projects on track. 0:00 Welcome to TWi Web Design with Aure Gimon, Xin Chung, & Victoria Heric 3:45 Xin Chung talks about his background 5:00 Jose talks about the benefits of having a talented producer that can provide transparency to your clients as they manage projects. 7:23 What are the differences between working as a producer within agile development and working as a producer within an agency model? 10:13 The panel discuss producer Best Practices, arguing the benefits of products like Basecamp and Google Docs. 15:20 Jose asks Victoria how she handles the fast pace of an agency environment that involves complicated scheduling and intense dependencies? 17:10 So are you all agile? 19:14 The benefits of documenting a project in case something goes sideways. 20:26 Hiscox is incredible for small business! www.hiscoxusa.comsmallbiz 22:59 Project Managers versus Producers – whats the difference? 27:01 Who should have creative input? 28:37 Jose and Aure have had both titles, whats best for the client? 30:07 Creative Technical Producers? 32:01 Game design is not web development! 33:10 The confusion around job title prefixes. 33:59 A user asks for advice around asset management. 37:26 Jose predicts Google Plus will kill Basecamp! 38:11 Jose demonstrates PB Works infrastructure 39:15 Xin talks the challenge of keeping game development in order. 40:45 To Gantt charts <b>…<b>
How answering questions can drive Web traffic
Jose sits down with Christian Burne of Oshyn to discuss the technical challenges in choosing a CMS for the Live Website Redesign, as well as strategies for handling site architecture with clients.
Another week, another Sink or Swim! Jose and Aure start filling out the workbook for the Live Redesign series, and we take some viewer questions.
Jose and Aure, along with Information Architecture specialist JP Bedoya and producer Ryan Summers, dive into the presentation of the Workbook to the client and begin sketching out potential ideas for the site architecture live.