New projects, methods and processes
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Creation of a new website where teens can go to find help and information about their sexual health. The ultimate goal is to prevent teenage pregnancies and STD’s.
Client: Seattle University School of Nursing
Website Team: composed of students from the Seattle Central Community College Web Design and Web Development Programs.
Carol Tompkins: Project Lead and Designer
Jana Sheehan: Developer
Adam Funk: Designer
Trevor Curtis: Developer
Website Status: Our team will be building this website from “the ground up” – when the project started, there wasn’t even a name for the website or organization. Our team went through the initial “discovery phase” which consisted of meeting with the client, creating a client survey, a user profile, a maintenance survey,and finally a project proposal. After researching, brainstorming (including asking a teenager for name suggestions) our client selected “iheard.org” from our list of proposed names. “I Heard….” was a name suggestion from our 15 year old consultant!
A few years ago, I attended a very interesting all-day seminar that was held by the School of Visual Concepts. The purpose of this workshop was to examine ways that graphic designers could incorporate more sustainable design practices in their work.
The 101 Things a Designer Can Do to Save the Earth website is an excellent resource for designers and their clients.
The newest version of Dan Adams and Cynthia Toop’s portfolio site highlights the artwork of these two Seattle jewelry artists.
This website redesign began as a student project while Carol Tompkins attended Seattle Central Community College’s web design program. She worked with her clients to redesign their existing website, creating user profiles, information architecture, wireframes, protosites and finally launching this final site. To see the entire case study of this project, visit other postings in this section of the website.