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Unity 1 Learning Diary

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By Kelsey in the group COMP 266 February 11, 2020 - 2:19pm

What I did:

This unit I designed what my site would look like (roughly), created people that would come use the site and explain how they would use it.

what went well and didn't go well:

deciding what to type of site to create was easy for me to do, but I had a difficult time creating personas that would use the site. creating the personas was difficult because I've never had to think about how other people would do something and how they arrive at their decisions. The layout of the design documentation is also not the prettiest thing in the world.

what would be done differently:

I would have done the personas in a different way. When I first made them I had to redo everything because I was not satisfied with the people I made I realized that they were similar to me. So in order to make people that were different I used people around me an others that I have interacted with to make better ones that weren't similar to me. My solution to create random people would be to created a Java program that would out put people of different ages, cultures, backgrounds and interests and build the remainder of them around that blueprint.

learning outcomes:

[1] Apply a structured approach to identifying needs, interests, and functionality of a website

I followed the Process guide for this section which ensured that I was first figuring out what type of site I would be making and what types of people would be interested in using it. Both of these things prepared me for the creation of scenarios because I now knew what each person needed and was able to get a better understanding of what type of content would need to be on the site and what the overall goal was. Not only did I know have an understanding for each personas but got a much greater understanding of what a general audience would need such as those that use their phone more and people that don't have a great internet connection because of either their location or other factors.

evidence: design doc

Scenarios pg 6-8 show that the scenarios are based off the personas

Personas pg 1-6 show that the personas were created with the types of people that would use the site in mind and give an idea of how the site will be used.

Self assessment: B - because I meet all the requirments but do not exced what was expected of me

[2] Design dynamic websites that meet specified needs and interests.

evidence: design doc

Mock ups pg 8-10 show that the site takes into mind people that use mobile vs desktop

Scenarios pg 6-8 show that the site will meet the needs of people who are using the site

Personas pg 1-6 show that the personas interests are being taken into account

Self assessment: B - because I meet all the requirments but do not exced what was expected of me