proposal for human scavenger demons for UX wiki development

Clayton H Lewis Clayton.Lewis at Colorado.EDU
Wed Jun 27 19:50:44 UTC 2007


good idea... we'd want to give the student(s) specific assignments,  
at least at first
I suppose I was thinking more daemon, but maybe it's a little of both
On Jun 27, 2007, at 1:40 PM, Aaron Zeckoski wrote:

> I would try to focus this on specific topic areas (rather than just
> setting a student loose on the general idea of finding user experience
> information) and maybe even specific types of organizing and
> formatting. Just a thought though.
>
> Also, do we mean demons:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon
> or daemons?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_(computer_software)
>
> Or maybe we don't really mean either one.
>
> Back to lurking.
> -AZ
>
> On 6/27/07, Clayton H Lewis <Clayton.Lewis at colorado.edu> wrote:
>>
>> (generated at the JA-SIG Fluid BOF)
>>
>> *there are collections of personas, walkthroughs, and other  
>> valuable UX
>> materials in documents developed by various projects (for example  
>> at Guelph,
>> as discussed in the BOF by Gerrit Bos)
>> *there are also wikis associated with the projects and communities  
>> with
>> which Fluid works that contain this kind of material, besides the  
>> Fluid wiki
>>
>> *there is a need to improve access to these materials, probably in  
>> two ways:
>> --extracting information from other sources and consolidating it  
>> in Fluid's
>> wiki
>> --offering such material for inclusion in other wikis, recognizing  
>> that
>> uPortal (for example) has and should have its own UX wiki rather  
>> than being
>> in any sense "preempted" by Fluid
>>
>> *any of us might have good intentions to carry out the necessary
>> cross-project information gathering, but our intentions may not be  
>> realized
>>
>>
>> *what if we found modest resources to hire students to do this  
>> work. they
>> would be asked to:
>> --find relevant materials, as above
>> --edit it as may be appropriate (for example, to put personas in a
>> reasonably consistent form)
>> --propose it to a willing person associated with each Wiki (Fluid,
>> uPortal/JA-SIG, etc) who can (if it looks good) put it on that wiki
>> ----the idea behind this step is to avoid trusting students to  
>> blast stuff
>> into other communities' wikis
>> ----the other wikis could decide if they actually want to post  
>> this stuff,
>> or if having a link into Fluid works better for them
>> ------these decisions could drift over time, if people feel their  
>> interests
>> are adequately represented in the Fluid community space
>>
>>
>>
>> Clayton Lewis
>> Professor of Computer Science
>> Scientist in Residence, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
>> University of Colorado
>> http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~clayton
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
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> Aaron Zeckoski (aaronz at vt.edu)
> Senior Research Engineer - CARET - Cambridge University
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Clayton Lewis
Professor of Computer Science
Scientist in Residence, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
University of Colorado
http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~clayton



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