Carlos Gomez’s Functionality of Design

Functionality of Design (UX Design)

ATTN: The Client

RE: Functionality of Website

  • What is accomplished by this website?
  1. Primarily, this website acts as a portfolio for Carlos Gomez, that shows his previous works in Videos, Writings, Photos, and Other Works (currently in Comics and Doodles).
  2. Users can follow Carlos Gomez through other outlets in social media of Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.
  3. A way to contact Carlos Gomez.
  • How Should the User Be Able to Use the Website?
  1. Search (for text) on the website through footer widget.
  2. Link to social media accounts of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr.
  3. Access to recent tweets (3 posts) through Twitter feed widget on footer that allows them to access Twitter account and perform normal activities like retweeting and liking a tweet.
  4. The user can look at previous works through Menu tabs of Videos, Writings, Photos, Other Work (that has within it, Comics and Doodles sections), which lead to corresponding works associated to those menu heads.
  5. There is another way to reach other previous works through a menu in the footer titled “Collective Works” that leads to works in all the areas listed above.
  6. Access to pages and posts corresponding to menu tabs and subheads (e.g. Writings leads user to my writings, etc.)
  7. Access to video gallery through “Videos” menu tabs.
  8. Access to photo slide show through “Photos” menu tabs.
  9. View PDFs of works available in PDF format (Photo essay example)
  10. Leave comments on posts.
  11. Share videos with others via their social media by clicking “Share this” on the upper-right corner of videos.
  12. A way to contact me through contact form through the website in “Get in Touch” section.
  • Responsive Design?
  1. The website can be used across multiple screens, including mobile devices because of its responsive design.
  • What Tools Should the Website Manager Have (What Controls Are There)?
  1. Through WordPress, the manager would be able to create/edit pages and posts, attach tags or assign categories to those posts, customize/change themes, upload media, handle comments, create users, manage plugins, and other standard WP tools.
  2. Usage Statistics (through Jetpack plugin)
  3. Site-building tools (through WordPress tools)
  4. Photo/Video gallery (through NextGen, Gallery plugins, or through WP)
  5. Backup/restore system (via WP)
  6. Caching system (using WP Fastest Cache plugin)
  7. Website security (through Sucuri Security, BulletProof Security, Akismet Anti-Spam, and Loginizer plugins.)
  8. Manage updates of plugins.
  • What are the Public Facing Structures?
  1. Header Media presents a short film done by Carlos Gomez once starting. On-mobile, instead of the short film a head media, a photo image is present in its place.
  2. Menu Heads of Home, Videos, Writings, Photos, Other Works, About Me, and subheadings corresponding to the works within those subjects.
  3. Home page that presents recent posts.
  4. Video page that has a slideshow of videos created.
  5. Subhead pages of each of the 3 videos created that are featured in the slide show.
  6. Writing category that presents all uploaded writings.
  7. Subhead page for each individual writing (named after title of writing)
  8. Photo page that leads to a slide show with photos.
  9. Subhead page for each individual photo collection/essay
  10. Other Works category that presents alternative works that don’t fit in other categories, such as comics and doodles.
  11. Subhead categories of Doodles and Comics that each lead to works under those medium.
  12. About Me page that leads to a little description of Carlos Gomez.
  13. Subhead page of a contact form titled “Get in Touch” so that users can contact Carlos Gomez.
  14. Footer 1 contains Twitter feed of recent (last 3) tweets from Carlos Gomez.
  15. Footer 2 contains: Description of Website called “What’s This?” search tool dubbed “Use This to Find Stuff,” and an alternative menu titled Collective Works that has the menu headings of Videos (with subheadings to each video created), Writings, Photos, and Other Works (with subheadings to Doodles and Comics).
  16. Bottom of the page has additional social media links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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