proposal for human scavenger demons for UX wiki development

Jutta Treviranus jutta.treviranus at utoronto.ca
Fri Jun 29 14:09:35 UTC 2007


Here at UofT we are developing a program that acts as a platform for 
interdisciplinary student engagement in applied research. This 
develops projects for capstone or independent studies programs. This 
might be a good project for that program.

Through Project Open Source Open Access we also have a Student 
Experience Fund to fund student engagement in open source projects.

Lastly Seneca College has a program in open source programming that 
we might be able to engage.

I'll look into how we can organize something to support students in this role.

Jutta

At 5:06 PM -0700 6/28/07, Daphne Ogle wrote:
>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>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon
>>>or daemons?
>>><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_(computer_software>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 
>>><<mailto:Clayton.Lewis at colorado.edu>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>http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~clayton
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>--
>>>Aaron Zeckoski (<mailto:aaronz at vt.edu>aaronz at vt.edu)
>>>Senior Research Engineer - CARET - Cambridge University
>>>[<http://bugs.sakaiproject.org/confluence/display/~aaronz/]>http://bugs.sakaiproject.org/confluence/display/~aaronz/]
>>>Sakai Fellow - 
>>>[<http://aaronz-sakai.blogspot.com/]>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>http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~clayton
>>
>>
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>Daphne Ogle
>Senior Interaction Designer
>University of California, Berkeley
>Educational Technology Services
><mailto:daphne at media.berkeley.edu>daphne at media.berkeley.edu
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