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.
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.
Functions and elements
To have a showcase
of my work
To give freedom to copy and share
possibility to download works
|possibility to print works||possibility to send email with works attached|
|To help others||
|sharing my pathway with others||possibility to comunicate||links to permaculture resources||topics about sustainability and environment|
To give free access
of an inside view
of the diploma process
in real time
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
To make easier
doing DSTs with
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
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.
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.
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.
Domain name = £12 for two years
Host package = £45 a year
Design and implementation time = 60 hours
- Download Joomla with all plugins
- Learn Joomla platform
- Buy domain name and hosting package
- Review all the contents to publish on the website
- Start to design first layout
- Check if the first layout it is working
- Start to add some contents
- Verify if the website is working properly with some of the contents
- Start to correct the first layout producing the second layout
- Verify if the second layout is working properly
- Add the rest of the content with images etc.
- Check online if it is working properly
- The website is live
- Start to promote the website with emails,links to other websites,PAB newsletter and PRI australia website
- Wait and recieve feedback!!
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.
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.
Home page layout