Pin Cushion Blog
Tasks & Deliverables
- Journey Map
- Task Flows
- Interaction Map
- Interactive Prototype
Defining The Problem
WordPress is the CMS (Content Management System) that allows some pretty high customisations. I went with this CMS.
The biggest obstacle was training Karen up on using the Blog on Lock Down, when we were not allowed to meet. I made a series of videos that walked her through the processes needed. These videos sit on an Intranet in the cloud. The rest… well, I was happy.
I then began sketching and iterating on possible solutions for the particular web pages I was to build for the site. I began by determining the high level navigation for the site in very rough sketches and building wireframes. This was all bounced via Karen as I built in the browser – I used a staging site to get the build approved.
Home Page & Menu
The Home page has the majority of the posts on it – the hidden posts are accessible through the menu if you go to the ARCHIVE page. The menu is present across all of the pages and has a handy search facility.
It is a blog – there are posts on it – this is the meat of the site. Highly shareable content that Karen is passionate about – all with a Global footer that has Karen’s social media links, a subscribe button and social share functions embedded on it.
The blog is an extension of Karens public persona – I use mine to improve my writing skills and Karen uses hers to write about sewing and share her passion. I included an ABOUT Page so that people could read a bit about Karen, yet she could keep some of her anonymity.
More builds like this, please!