Fluid work update

Richard Schwerdtfeger schwer at us.ibm.com
Thu May 24 18:06:52 UTC 2007

OK. Here is a really great presentation from a former IBMer on the effect
of aging on vison. Many of these issues we can address through content

(See attached file: aging.ppt)

Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review  Board
blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/schwer

             Daphne Ogle                                                   
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On May 24, 2007, at 7:58 AM, Michelle D'Souza wrote:

      On 23-May-07, at 4:53 PM, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:

            Will this project address senior learners?

      I believe the plan is to concentrate our efforts on the current users
      of the participating projects. I know that there was some user
      research done for the Image Gallery Tool. Daphne, were senior
      learners part of the research?
The research we did for this project was focused on faculty and their use
of images in teaching and learning (in image heavy disciplines like art
history and architecture).    They have the biggest need on our campus and
thus were the initial focus of the Image tools work.  Some would consider
our primary persona, Eileen, senior.  I believe we even talk about her
somewhat limited vision.  Although...she is faculty so this still doesn't
cover the senior learner.

I think we have some research ahead of us to further define personas for
the Lightbox.  I'm hoping some folks can turn their attention to this
post-June (i.e. post the initial component, post the Sakai conference and
post the initial ramp-up on the heuristic work).  I'd love to do some work
toward defining our user types (which will drive who we talk to during
research) soon.  Colin said he would be happy to add this as an agenda item
to the Amsterdam meeting.  How many people will be at that meeting?  If we
don't have a critical mass of the people thinking about users, research,
design, etc, than perhaps we can schedule a Breeze meeting for the end of
June or first of July?  Thoughts?


      Michelle D'Souza
      Software Developer, FLUID Project
      Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
      University of Toronto

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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
daphne at media.berkeley.edu
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