These tasks and knowledge usually come before any graphic design apply into a website, this will turn and push a website getting more value and understanding as usable.
Core Skills research techniques
ethnography and discovery—user goals, motivations, and work patterns
user modeling—persona and scenario creation; role-playing
product design—product-level interaction principles and concepts
interaction design—function-level interaction principles and concepts
interface design—component-level interaction principles and concepts
information architecture and information design—content structure and presentation principles Usability Skills knowledge of usability testing principles and methods
knowledge of principles of cognitive psychology Media Skills understanding of bit-depth, pixel-density, and resolution issues
managing color palettes
icon design and pixel-level design
graphic user interface (GUI) screen layout and composition
page layout and composition
prototyping—paper, Visual Basic, HTML/CSS, Director, Flash, or other methods
knowledge of file formats and tradeoffs
Source The Skills of UX Professionals
By Robert Reimann
A UX designer has to have all the skills of any designer, but also needs to focus on people the users not just on business goals, skills, or techniques.”—Whitney Quesenbery
Quality can be a tough concept to get a handle on, especially when you are dealing with a web site. Many different roles and positions take part In running a typical large commerce web site, and they all have different agendas, so what they mean by “quality” is likely to differ.
Working from a quality assurance outlook, you must be clear on what you understand quality to mean. You may need to declare or defend your views on the quality of your site to people who see quality differently.
The following definitions reflect different ways of looking at what quality might mean. I find the last definition – that quality is meeting requirements – the most useful approach here.
You Know Quality When You See It
You probably know of some things – products, services, etc. – that you feel are excellent, because they meet your needs, do what they are supposed to do, make your life easier, taste great, whatever….
Evermotion Community and their great products 3D models, textures, tutorials – Evermotion.org
Cg Channel Community http://www.cgchannel.com/
Cg Society Community http://www.cgsociety.org/
Ronen Bekerman’s blog http://www.ronenbekerman.com
Shoaib Khan’s company website http://www.maxafter.com
ScriptSpot – a place that 3DS Max users should not missed http://www.scriptspot.com/
Rammy Hanna – a very good place for people looking for MentalRay knowledge http://www.ramyhanna.com/
A next gen or I call 2.0 style tutorial collection site for 3D by Envato http://cg.tutsplus.com
And some other places which I am going to update this post later when I finished my holidays …
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