Reflection: My Contact Page feedback was very specific and design-oriented; as a result I was able to clearly see what to fix. The question then became how to fix it: line up items with content (as they tend to shift between browsers and computers); add stems to each kind of contact; remove extra wording in contact information. And all of this feedback was to make it easier for a stressed-out student to find the information, and thus, me!
So, as a result of my instructor's feedback, I figured out a lot more things about web design. I learned that the little locks at the bottom left of the mini-menus are to lock items into place on the web page so they don't shift around between computers or browsers. I added the introductory stems, as below, to streamline the view. I took out extra wording. I imagined myself as a stressed-out student in need of help. What would I wish to see? This was the beginning of seeing myself as the teacher instead of the student, and seeing the student as someone other than myself!
CONTACT ME: Ruth Virginia Barton
Teacher: Ruth Virginia Barton
Phone/Text: 631/555-1212, 9-9.
Safety Net: www.SafetyNet.HomeSchool.
PsychSupport: 800/555-1212 (Home School Emergency Contact Info)
If you could use help with an overwhelming challenge, please consider contacting your support group, the Safety Net; or Psych Support; or text or call me. I prefer to be reached 9-9, Eastern Standard Time, but am otherwise available for emergencies.