What is User Experience Design?
User experience design is the design of the overall experience of users, not just their web experience. Think of this as a holistic thing that goes way beyond just the web site, though the web site is a key element of the experience of any library, company, or organization.
Although you will use a theme produced by WordPress.com, you still need to plan your design layout for usability purposes. This is a process that connects your project's mission (humanities) with the technological component (digital). A wireframe design will help you layout a sketch of what your digital exhibit will look out and help you understand the navigational system, searching tools, organizational structure, design elements, site layout and page layout for your story.
Create a wireframe with pencil and paper or with open source wireframe tools:
Things to consider when creating a wireframe:
Wireframe Design Examples:
Facebook wall wireframe example from Flairbuilder, 2016.
SFA Marketing, 2016.