proposal for human scavenger demons for UX wiki development

Clayton H Lewis Clayton.Lewis at Colorado.EDU
Fri Jun 29 16:08:47 UTC 2007


I can ask the coleman institute for support for a student here, too
On Jun 29, 2007, at 8:09 AM, Jutta Treviranus wrote:

> 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
>>>> 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
>> Educational Technology Services
>> daphne at media.berkeley.edu
>> cell (510)847-0308
>>
>>
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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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