HIS 315K Course Package, UI/UX Training, Project Summaries, Cascade Help Request
HIS 315K Course Package
Last week, I completed a course graphics package for HIS 315K. We were asked to use the image below, with several historical figures. It is very action-packed, and there is a lot of symbolism behind the behavior and body language of the subjects. Traditionally, the color bar would be placed near the bottom of the Canvas Dashboard and Banner; however, Maddy and Suloni approved a different positioning that would allow viewers to see/understand all the subjects in the picture. That is why the color bar is higher than normal. Also, I was having some trouble with the burnt orange color bars. The color of the dashboard and banner appeared to be slightly different from the canvas callout buttons, despite the hex code being the same and all documents being set RGB settings. At Megan’s suggestion, I tried changing everything to PNGs to no avail. I also tried changing the dpi of the documents at Suloni’s suggestion. I ended up using another suggestion of Megan’s to manually adjust the color of the banner and dashboard from a screenshot, and that worked. Below are the canvas assets and the design menu.
I began working on the UI/UX basic training. Here is my wireframe using pen and paper. I chose the Spicewoods Floral mock client, and I will continue mocking up the website on Figma. This website is for a luxury client who wants users to be funneled towards her communication channels. I got inspiration from random clothing retailers online who I felt also catered to luxury audiences.
I also took a bit of time on Friday to write up project summaries for the Wellness project I worked on over winter break, the KB trainings I have been working on, and a personal project I have been doing with COVID policy tracking. I think the next stage is that they need to be approved. Eventually, they will become some sort of presentation that all STAs are invited to watch.
Cascade Help Request
This morning, I also helped replace a banner for the Department of Air Force Science Cascade page. The new banner is pictured below. I went into the Cascade editor, uploaded the picture to the dept banners folder in units, replaced the old photo, and published the changes. This was the first time I have used Cascade since the basic training last semester, so I had to update the VPN system we use to log in remotely.
Outside of work new: I got vaccinated! I hope everything will improve soon, for both those in the US and globally. Also, I realized that the Orange Bike Project on campus, where I got my craigslist bike fixed, is open! So I scheduled an appointment for this coming Thursday, and hopefully I can get my bike fixed again.