[oae-urg] This week's URG call
abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Tue Nov 8 10:58:56 PST 2011
The Sakai OAE UX group and the UC Berkeley team met today to review the designs and wanted to share the following questions & feedback:
General Collections questions:
- Can you use collections to group the items in "My Library" so that you have fewer top-level items? If so, does the content item have to have it's main "home" in a particular collection? How do you know which one it is? Or is it just if it is a part of at least one collection it isn't shown separately?
- Is there a difference between something that is shared with someone vs. something someone has put in their library? Are these two states indicated differently in the interface?
- In the Insert menu why is "PDF" called out vs. other document types? Are "Pages/documents" Sakai Docs? If so, how would you upload a Word doc?
- In the Insert menu what does an "Annotation" mean? (It seemed a bit strange to us to annotate in edit mode, but perhaps there are use cases for it.)
- When the user drags the new My Library Collection window/overlay open to widen it, could you show two columns to make it easier to view hierarchy?
- We'd like to know why the "by Developer Name" and star ratings associated to the collection types are included here. Are these being contributed locally or by an OAE widget store? We were thinking that we would probably want to control the collector types that were available.
- How would this interface scale if there were lots of templates?
- We think there might be certain content types, e.g. "Blog," then templates within those types (e.g. "Student Group blog"). Is that the intention?
- If a user wanted to create a blog, it seems they would look for the word "blog" not "collection." We'll need to provide users with an additional hint that there are many types of templates under a "Collection."
- It seems that the display of the blog (& diary) would need to be improved in order to gain adoption from anyone who is already using using blog software -- could the owner customize it in any way?
- There is a lot of information displayed (4 different rows of navigation or header) before you get to the actual content. Users who want to get to the content have to process a lot of navigation & info as they read the page.
- Why would a user save a blog to their library? Is it like bookmarking the blog? What will happen when a blog is saved to the library isn't intuitive.
- "Shared with" icons are unclear to us. Do they indicate editors & people who have the document in their library? Or is the second icon 'people the document is shared with'?
- In Collection permissions, how would the overlay expand if there were many, many people it was shared with? Scalability will be tricky.
- We can't remember what the upward pointing arrow on the right side of the screen does--it doesn't seem entirely intuitive.
- When a group was added to the Journal, it showed that it was only shared with "1." What happens to the counter when you share with 1 group of 5 people and 1 other individual? If it includes the number of individuals plus the number of groups, the number may be misleading.
-The "lock" icon on the "Visibility" panel looks grayed out. An idea: A black lock on a white background may not look grayed out. We wonder if putting the blue icons on a gray background would look more button-like and clickable.
- We like the breadcrumbs that get you back to the journal from a journal entry.
Allison & Jon
On Nov 7, 2011, at 6:30 AM, N. Matthijs wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> During this week's URG call, we'll be working our way through 
> and .  contains more up-to-date scenarios that mainly focus
> on collections, whilst  explores some ideas as to how collections
> and content authoring could interact.
>  http://cld.sakai.rsmart.com:8088/p/jUIwmjkgLb/Inserter_v01-1.zip
> Kind regards,
> oae-urg mailing list
> oae-urg at collab.sakaiproject.org
Senior User Experience Designer
Educational Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
abloodworth at berkeley.edu
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