UCamp Update

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Thu Nov 29 04:17:32 UTC 2007


Thanks to everyone for their great responses to my questions about  
Preferences, Account and Profile! We have prepared a new design for  
Preferences based on this feedback (it includes Account but not  
Profile, and will likely have other configuration options), which  
will be the basis for one of two collaborative activities between  
designers & developers at the Sakai Conference uCamp. Developers will  
be working with designers to implement designs for Preferences as  
well as a re-designed Membership Tool. If what is created seems to be  
an improvement of these areas, the work might actually be implemented  
in the next release of Sakai!

Check out the uCamp schedule: http://bugs.sakaiproject.org/confluence/ 
display/UI/UCamp+-+Newport+Beach%2C+California for information on the  
activities we'll be doing around these two designs, and please do  
join us at the uCamp if you are interested in observing or  
participating in the process. :)

Cheers,
Allison

On Nov 19, 2007, at 6:26 AM, Myburgh, Francette wrote:

> Hi Allison
>
> In answer to your questions - at Unisa:
>
> 1) How are institutions using the Account tool?
>
> We do not use the Sakai account tool at Unisa - user info is  
> provisioned
> from the central identity system and Change Password and Forgot  
> Password
> tools allow for direct updates.
>
> 2) How are institutions using the Profile tool?
>
> Not at all. We have removed the Profile Tool from My Workspace  
> since our
> first production Sakai installation - Jan 2006.
> Students have an alternative tool through which they can update
> "profile" type information directly to the student system.  
> Originally we
> thought it might be useful as a kind of introduce-yourself  
> activity, but
> it was out-voted in our review process.
>
> 3) Are there any technical or functional issues we should consider  
> with
> merging Account, Profile, and/or Preferences?
>
> If a combined tool, please keep the current Preferences sub-sections
> as-is or at least separate, that we can remove/hide the account and
> profile sections as required. Preferences is widely used here
> (especially the tab arrangement part) and we would not want to  
> loose its
> functionality or worse - have to maintain complex local  
> modifications to
> the "basic" Sakai tools.
>
> Thanks
> Francette Myburgh
> UNISA
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Allison Bloodworth [mailto:abloodworth at berkeley.edu]
>> Sent: 16 November 2007 16:45
>> To: Sakai UI UI; sakaidev Dev
>> Cc: fluid-work at fluidproject.org; Barbara Glover
>> Subject: Re: UCamp Update
>>
>> 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!
>> Allison
>>
>> 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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Allison Bloodworth
Senior User Interaction Designer
Educational Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(415) 377-8243
abloodworth at berkeley.edu




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