UCamp Update

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Fri Nov 16 16:45:15 UTC 2007

Hi everyone,

As Barbara mentions below, one of the potential design & development  
projects we are considering for the Sakai Conference uCamp is a  
revamping of the Preferences tool. We are considering merging Account  
& Preferences into a sort of overall Control Panel where all  
preferences and settings are specified. It seems that one of the most  
important features Account provides is the ability for the user to re- 
set their password, which seems very much like another setting. We  
had also considered merging the Profile tool into this control panel,  
or just merging Account & Profile, as they seem related. Account  
seems to specify "what does the system know about me" and Profile  
seems to specify "what would I like the community to know about me."

However, we understand that not all institutions are using the  
Profile tool, and depending on how it is used, it may make sense to  
keep it at a higher level to make it more findable. Additionally,  
there may be technical issues we should consider involved with  
combining so many tools. On the other hand, there are a lot of  
(somewhat confusing) tools in Worksite Setup and it may help users to  
group them a bit more.

We are still not sure that this is the project which will be selected  
for the uCamp, but to help us decide this, and to help us make good  
decisions about how to split these tools up if we do choose this  
project, we'd like to know:

1) How are institutions using the Account tool?
2) How are institutions using the Profile tool?
3) Are there any technical or functional issues we should consider  
with merging Account, Profile, and/or Preferences?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

On Nov 15, 2007, at 2:29 PM, Barbara Glover wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just had a successful planning meeting for the UCamp.  Please sign  
> up if you think you will be attending the UCamp.  We hope to see  
> lots of you there!
> http://issues.sakaiproject.org/confluence/display/UI/UCamp+-+Newport 
> +Beach%2C+California
> Lightning Talks
> At this year's UCamp we are going to try something different.   
> Lightning talks are short presentations (with or without slides)  
> lasting no more than 10 minutes.  They were a great success at the  
> recent JA-Sig Unconference and so we are going to include them in  
> the Sakai UCamp.  If there is a topic you want to share with the  
> group, please sign up on the wiki.  We look forward to hearing some  
> great Lightning Talks.
> Notes from today's meeting:
> Topics
> Several people are thinking of giving workshops at the UCamp  
> including topics on:
> - Personas
> - Design Patterns
> - Accessibility and UX Walk-through
> Collaboration Topics
> We are current considering 2 design + developer collaboration  
> project topics:
> Idea A: Redesign the Preferences in Sakai incorporating some of the  
> work from MoreTabs.
> Idea B: Marc suggested Improvements to the Membership Tool
>     * currently needs improvement for managing a lot of sites
>     * needs improved searchability
> Next meeting: Monday, November 19th,
> Possible Times:
> 11am EST/8am PST
> 1pm EST/10am PST
> 2pm EST/11am PST
> 4pm EST/1pm PST
> 5pm EST/2pm PST
> ** If you think you can attend the planning meeting, please send me  
> your time preference hopefully tomorrow (Friday).
> cheers
> Barbara
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Allison Bloodworth
Senior User Interaction Designer
Educational Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(415) 377-8243
abloodworth at berkeley.edu

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