I am not my user or rather target audience but I am my own client. That’s right. I am revamping my own portfolio website. Creating the written content is tedious enough but then there’s curating my content. All of my work to display nicely on any device a potential target audience member can get their hands on to access my website. You know the whole responsive bit which isn’t my immediate concern at the moment.
Unlike most of my projects, I personally don’t have to answer what do I want my target audience to know and what exactly do they want to know? Not just that but: what don’t I want to tell them? Who don’t I want to attract? Who do I want to attract?
Figuring out what my MVP would contain couldn’t be determined without this information. For the first phase of my new responsive website it not only shows the least amount of information my target audience needs but everything that goes into building it.
My wireframes where drafted in mind that I needed to launch my site as soon as possible and that I didn’t have a lot of time in between client’s projects. My branding and style wouldn’t suffer however. I spent some significant time on the GUI. I would be coding this myself so I wasn’t too keen on creating a whole new look a feel. I wanted something clean and simple that I could build upon not completely scrap.
The limitations of someone using a mobile device dictated how everything appears even on desktop. Load times, length of content, size of content, even the visual nature. If it looks good small it should look good big right?
This first phase was about creating minimum viable content. I hope to focus on the actual interaction of my content in the next phase.