Developing UAL online practice standard
This is a placeholder post for research and information currently being evaluated fro the professional online identities project, with an aim of starting a draft set of criteria that our staff and students may find useful for developing UAL online practice.
Developing UAL online practice standard areas to consider
- Web making
- Web environments: UAL and External environments (Free and Paid for)
- Social media
- Sharing economy
- Design process (user perspectives)
- Manage/understand cost
- Be more independent, build your own site, on a basic server, be able to move to new servers without losing web content and communities.
- Understand backend development (web servers, files, transfer protocols etc.)
- Understand security issues/implications
- Dealing with Spam, Scams, unwanted strangers endorsing you or being an unwanted online 'friend' (Trolls).
- Look at alternatives to Facebook communities (move away from these being the primary/only communities but more secondary)
- Issues with YouTube and other social media with: adverts, marketing etc. (what are the non-proprietary alternatives?)
- Being searchable e.g. how to improve your visibility online
- Employers searching you, what do they look for?
- Importance of LinkedIn (Employees will check you out, you don’t need to spend long on this platform but having an up-to-date digital CV could help)
- Make best use of social channels, Facebook, twitter etc. (as secondary always pointing back to you online home)
- Names and identity brand copyright, how do you know what you use is ok?
- URL extensions, which ones? .com .org .co.uk .biz and how much they cost