User Led Design and Development Process & Life Cycle for the U.Va. Library Staff website

I was asked recently how long each stage of the design and development process is supposed to last for the Staff website redesign project. I thought that was a great question, and felt like the best way to explain it would be to create a visual to communicate each step in the process. I used a pyramid shape to explain how designing and building a website or application can be analogous to physical construction of a pyramid. Each stage builds upon one another, with the initial research, planning, design and testing stages taking up the most time. Once that foundational work has been completed, the digital materials of code and decoration come together quickly.

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Getting organized…

After eight years working as a Web Developer for the University of Virginia, I am feeling like it would be beneficial to put up the hard work I have done here. I am digging deep in my file archives to find all of the documentation and design work I have done for The College of Arts & Sciences, Public Affairs and The University of Virginia Library. I have also made a pledge to myself to document all of the work I am doing going forward. If you are reading this, thank you for checking out my website and I hope you find something interesting here. Please drop me a line to say hello or give constructive feedback!