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Posted by Pietro Zucchetti about 10 years ago

This is the design of my portfolio for the diploma in applied permaculture. It groups all my designs including the PDC final design and some informations about permaculture as I see it.

This is the design of my portfolio for the diploma in applied permaculture. It groups all my designs including the PDC final design and some informations about permaculture as I see it.

I will approach this design using the CEAP design process,Collecting informations,Evaluating those informations,Applying permaculture principles and Planning through costing,implementation plan etc. I will include also re-evaluation and tweaking.

Collecting informations

Client interview

This is the interview which enable me to collect informations about the client needs and wants. In this design I also added the values of the client.

 

 

 

Evaluation

Functions and elements

Functions Elements

To have a showcase

of my work

biography designs

diploma

pathway

action

learning set

acquiring

skills

sharing

my skills

educational

trips

To establish

comunication

contacts feedback

possibility

to leave

comments

Experimental learning

real time

portfolio

development

interaction multifunctional

To give freedom to copy and share

copyleft

possibility to download works

possibility to print works possibility to send email with works attached
To help others

free access

resource

sharing my pathway with others possibility to comunicate links to permaculture resources topics about sustainability and environment

To give free access

to everybody

of an inside view

of the diploma process

in real time

download works
copyleft

real time work updated as soon as finish a part of a design

using free access resources like Joomla!
Diversity of topics portfolio water soil trees natural farming environment beekeeping

To help spreading

permaculture

permaculture

weblinks

resources

definitions of

permaculture

To make easier

doing DSTs with

distant tutors

having designs online

accessible from all over the world

possibility to leave comments to every design possibility to leave feedbacks receiving emails

 

Applying permaculture principles

 

Accept feedback

Accepting feedback through feedback button,leave a comment feature on every page of the designs and contacts button. The email link is present at the bottom of every website page.

 

Use and value diversity

Including in the website a diversity of contents from the portfolio to topics that speak about natural farming,soil,trees,water etc.


Conserve and store energy

The energy of the contents of the website is all on the homepage all around the central space,this help the viewer not to spend energy in looking for the navigation tools. They are all around the homepage avoiding energy dispersion.

 

Design from pattern to details

I will use the pattern of a spiral to place the navigation tools around it and to distribute the energy of the viewer in a more efficent way. Than I will design the details in relation of the material available I have.

 

Planning

Concept plan

 

I am trying to keep all the major web navigation tools in the upper part of the website,so people can see them immediately as soon as they open the home page. The pattern of the spiral helps to position the navigation tool in the right place in relation of their use. The most used tool will have assigned more energy and will be positioned in the most visible place,which is in the top part of the web page.Also the spiral it will help to focus on the most important informations which are at the centre of the web page. It seems that the spiral pattern helped me to distribute the tools in the best position in relation of their embedded energy.

Feedback = To recieve opinions,suggestions etc. about the website and the contents.

Environments = To inform people about environmental issues.

Trees = This is a section dedicated to arboriculture and forestry.

Contacts = The contact of the webmaster.

Natural farming = A section dedicated to Masanobu Fukuoka.

Links = Links to other permaculture websites.

Copyleft = It is a statement that allow people to copy and reproduce the material on this website freely. It  has been formulated by Richard Stallman in the '80s.

Portfolio = It is my portfolio for the diploma in applied permaculture design.

Services = it is the section where I offer different services from permaculture design to gardening.

Bio = My biography

Permaculture = Where there are some definitions of what is permaculture.

 

Master plan

 

In the master plan above I have defined all the areas of the main webpage,allocating all the navigation tools. All the other pages will follow the master plan layout.

 

Costing

Domain name = £12 for two years

Host package = £45 a year

Design and implementation time = 60 hours

 

Implementation plan

  1. Download Joomla with all plugins
  2. Learn Joomla platform
  3. Buy domain name and hosting package
  4. Review all the contents to publish on the website
  5. Start to design first layout
  6. Check if the first layout it is working
  7. Start to add some contents
  8. Verify if the website is working properly with some of the contents
  9. Start to correct the first layout producing the second layout
  10. Verify if the second layout is working properly
  11. Add the rest of the content with images etc.
  12. Check online if it is working properly
  13. The website is live
  14. Start to promote the website with emails,links to other websites,PAB newsletter and PRI australia website
  15. Wait and recieve feedback!!

 

Re-evaluation

Overlay

In this re-evaluation process I included "pathway" inside the portfolio because it is the path I am following to finish the portfolio and the diploma. I also added the language selection to be able to switch from english to italian and eventually other languages. A photo gallery is available to see all the images from this website.Finally,I added some quick links,called "Resources", to the major permaculture websites to consult has a resource.

 

 

Tweaking

I think it will be usefull to add to the webpage some services like: Weather forecast,an eco calculator for printing brochures,business cards etc.,a widget to donate to PRI Australia to develop the  worldwide permaculture network database. And finally the statistics of the website with the number of people on line.

 

 

 

 

Implementation


Home page layout

 

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Elena Parmiggiani
Elena Parmiggiani : Beautiful job!
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