How does knowledge of CMSs make you a better UX designer?
21 Dec 2008 - 8:57am
5 years ago
I'm planning to teach a course on how knowledge of Content Management
Systems makes us better user experience designers. In this course, we
will survey many prevalent CMS tools (slated at the moment: WordPress,
Drupal, Joomla, Sharepoint, Expression Engine) to review how they work,
analyze their capabilities and limitations, and overall, make
non-technical designers more conversant with these technologies. It is
my belief that this background not only helps a designer when
formulating/proposing a solution, but is also valuable in discussions
with other (perhaps more-technical) project team members.
I'd like to get thoughts and ideas from the community: How does
knowledge of Content Management Systems make us better user experience
designers? Literature on this topic seems to be scarce, so a
recommendation for further research is welcomed as well.
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