proposal for human scavenger demons for UX wiki development

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Jun 29 00:06:38 UTC 2007


Thanks for bringing this up Clayton!  It sounds like a good idea to  
me.  Cross-project communication and information sharing seems like a  
critical component of Fluid -- since in my mind Fluid is a thread  
through all of these projects.

Thoughts on how we might find the resources for this?  Financial  
resources is probably the trickiest aspect.  We'll also need to find  
some people to help the students get up to speed as discussed below.

-Daphne

On Jun 27, 2007, at 12:50 PM, Clayton H Lewis wrote:

> 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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>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Aaron Zeckoski (aaronz at vt.edu)
>> Senior Research Engineer - CARET - Cambridge University
>> [http://bugs.sakaiproject.org/confluence/display/~aaronz/]
>> Sakai Fellow - [http://aaronz-sakai.blogspot.com/]
>
> 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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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
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