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What's the point of dedicating so much time to speeding up the UI

You have to stay grounded in this environment as its easy to be swept up in the euphoria, and the marketing gadgets surrounding developers.

A prime example of this is Google apps. I'm referring to their recent post that they are not pushing the use of Google Apps as browsers are much more powerful.
They state in there post "We will be removing support for packaged and hosted apps from Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux over the next two years." 
Well thats a quite obvious result. No one really wants to keep downloading apps for the device, its time and memory consuming for the device. The device browser is the answer, however many developers have looked to Google for market leadership and this seems a clear indication, they are not.  

Luckily I have maintained my developmen with web browser, and yes its becoming very more efficient, especially with networking speeds, and of course cleaner ways of coding browser / DOM UI's, like Facebook and React.js for example.

here the link to the chrome blog post http://blog.chromium.org/2016/08/from-chrome-apps-to-web.html

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Descision makers

The purpose of this blog is to discuss starting an proposal and agreement, and disclosing at these points the descision maker or makers. One is preferred.

The descision maker has the hardest role to maintain at project level. When the project is in full swing, objectives of the build are completed in a pre-definied sequence of events. Each sequence maybe called a milestones, or phase for example and its the "descision makers" lead that progresses the flow of the product cycle and development. All descision makers should have a substitute in case of absence, and as not to delay product to market.

A descision maker perhaps maybe a go-between to the other higher level stake holders, and actually doesn't make any descisions at all. The descision makers are the contract signees on behalf of, and as contracts, proposals, agreements that have larger budgets have part-payments made based on reaching agreed milestones by descision makers.

If your company is very small descisions maybe made faster

Sometimes descision makers may leave company. This can have a very devastating affect.
A descision maker leaves, and a new one steps in. They need to be brought up tp speed on the project. This can take alot of time. What if they are on probation, and after 3mths they leave and we are back to bring another descision maker up to date.
This is of course if they understand the complexities of 6mths in less than 1mth. DISASTER.

If you are considering to undertake a project please be sure of the descision maker and her role. They can make or break a project, 7/10 times this is an issue. Especially if the company owner or owners disregard company ethics and intervene. This too is DISASTER.

Please company owners, if you have hired a person to do a job, and you have done your homework employing them, then your job is done. Its now the person you employed to see the project through.

 

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Describe a User Journey

Its is literally a persons journey, except through a User Interface UI, and researching and developing a user friendly, accessible and effiecient way for the User Experience UX.

We can take an anology.
Scenario
I need to work out the best route for me. I am in West London. I dont have much time. Its 4.50pm. Reach Boston Manor by 5.15pm. Distance 2 miles
What is the best way for me to reach Bostom Manor Station from where I am in a coffee shop near Haven Green, Ealing Broadway Station?=

I think about my options

  • I live next to Boston Manor station (picadilly underground only)
  • Ealing broadway has no picadilly line. I would have to go to Acton Town and change then double back on the journey. peak time if i can get on a train.
  • I could wait for an E1 to pass by and go by bus..wait, packed wait for another
  • I could walk, perhaps only make it to Northfields, run to Boston Manor?
  • I could take a taxi, the traffic will be too heavy, even back roads will be conjested..

Result through theoritaclly, hueristic or physical deduction

  • walk quickly, and use the guide map (GPS map)

This is a typical thought process when we take a journey. We similary perform the same levels to building user journies and the UX in turn introducing that pattern to the UI

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What makes a good Designer for Drupal?

So what is the designer? The designer is the UX and UI expert. http://www.helloerik.com/ux-is-not-ui

  • User Experience
  • User Interface

Expert handling of the english language, vocabulary, the taxonomy expert for top level execution of the Information Architecture, IA
They are also the product expert, and will have financial experience in handling budgets at macro levels.
A good designer is able to communicate the design both to the descision makers and to the developers, so its got to make sense all round. 

Knowledge extends from brand indentity creation to coding, typograpghy to javascript and backend experience, even hands on in all. 

Now lets add product expert and the extensibility to clarify business functions with outstanding knowledge of business models from small (cottage industry, SME's and large corps and organisations). You will be an expert at researching, analysis and concluding with supporting presentations, documentation on proposed recommended solutions.

A well seasoned designer will have found more than one option and may need to propose many, using his project management knowledge applies it to presenting options through staged approaches, and so using agile methodolgy constructs a plan or method of deployment that will be centered around budget and time contraints. 

    Some description of web design is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_design 

    Today the UX designer must of all of the above and be labelled the chief solutions architect as well consultant. The designer's role is complete product life cycle. 

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