uPortal UX documentation

Colin Clark colin.clark at utoronto.ca
Sat May 5 14:56:59 UTC 2007

A meeting to talk about heuristic analysis sounds like a great idea. I 
think we should also consider including accessibility heuristics in our 
reports; I'd love to have Mike and Clayton's advice on this.

I'm fairly available over the next couple of weeks. Do you want to 
suggest a date and time?


Daphne Ogle wrote:
> This is great work!  The heuristics Gary uses (Nielsen) are also my 
> favorite.  I think this is a great starting point.  It seems like we may 
> want to add some heuristics that speak to specific challenges we have in 
> the various applications including any style guidelines that exist.  
> Gary's reporting out of the results is also quite good...consise, 
> explicit including annotated screen shots and suggested solution(s).  
> We'll want to think about how to combine multiple evaluators results 
> into a similar report.  I attended some interesting sessions on this 
> subject at CHI and will pull together some information to share with the 
> group next week.  I suggest we schedule a teleconference or breeze call 
> in the next couple of weeks to get the ball rolling.  
> Who would like to be involved in the heuristic work?
> What is your availability in the next couple weeks?
> -Daphne
> On Apr 30, 2007, at 3:56 PM, Colin Clark wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> As promised at the FLUID launch meeting, here are some links to the user 
>> experience documentation that Gary Thompson, Collier Jones, and others 
>> in the uPortal community have assembled.
>> We talked about Gary's heuristic analyses of the uPortal 2 
>> administrative user interfaces at the launch meeting. I think he's done 
>> an excellent job with this work, and we may want to use it as starting 
>> point for our own FLUID heuristic protocols.
>> You can find a list of the analyses he has done so far at:
>> http://www.ja-sig.org/wiki/display/UPC/User+Experience+Analysis
>> Here's a link to the general uPortal User Experience home, which 
>> provides links to all kinds of interesting UX documentation and planning:
>> http://www.ja-sig.org/wiki/display/UPC/Home
>> What do you think?
>> Colin
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>> Colin Clark
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>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
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> Daphne Ogle
> Senior Interaction Designer
> University of California, Berkeley
> Educational Technology Services
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Colin Clark
Technical Lead, FLUID Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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