Timeline January-March: Assessment/defining roles with LifePortal March-April: Identification of consultant. April-May: Initial planning. Initial mock-up complete. May-June: Youth feedback. Finalizing site map. Section/page mock-ups. July-August: Gathering content, producing content, developing a timeline for continued developments. Copywriting. August-September: Finalizing/testing. Promotion. LAUNCH! September-: Trouble shooting and fixing. Maintenance systems development. Ongoing updating. Longer term planning. March (2012): 6-month review
Planning Team Nicole Dan Aimee Xavier Manuel Jasmine Planning committee will meet a few times (not meant to be time-intensive) to provide feedback and suggestions on the site. Committee members can work on other aspects of the site that interest them.
Consultant Nick James http://www.icreateforaliving.com/ Has done branding/web development with VietFellows, Youth Together, Youth Speaks, and Red Bike and Green. His role in the process is to work with me on creating an alive, interesting design. My role is to gather, organize, and develop systems to maintain the content of the site.
Audience The primary AUDIENCE for the site is West Contra Costa youth aged 14-21. The secondary audience for the site is youth service providers. While, of course, we hope the site reaches communities more broadly than this, by focusing on one or two audiences we can focus our design, content, and development choices.
Core Components Youth gallaries: music, visual art, videos. Online zine Resource pages: re-envisioned and more visually stimulating/youth relevant. Resources will include experimentation with things like info-graphics, geo-location, games, and other interactive Virtual youth center tour About: Basic RYSE info.
We have a mock up! Before: After: http://www.rysecenter.org/main/?short=main
Outstanding Questions Blogging: what does this look like? Store/earned income pages. Connecting other interactive components: streaming video, contacting staff, etc. Podcasts? Games? Mobile: how do we want the site to look on mobile devices and what are our limitations in terms of mobile layout? Apps How to we link with LifePortal?
Input Points Feedback on design. Feedback on navigation. Support collecting and developing content. Feedback on specific program area content. Support in developing program specific content.
Questions? Any comments or questions? THANK YOU!