JA-Sig U-camp

Barbara Glover barbara.glover at utoronto.ca
Tue Oct 2 14:54:06 UTC 2007

Hi Gary
I think those look like excellent topics and are well organized in  
flow.  It would be great if you want to present one or more.  Let's  
see what others might also want to do and we can start putting a  
schedule together.

If there's a lot of interest, perhaps we could have a full day?  I  
like the idea of hands-on exercises as that reinforces the concepts  
for people.


On 1-Oct-07, at 5:21 PM, Gary Thompson wrote:

> Barbara,
> I plan to be involved.  The Sakai folks probably have a better  
> defined u-camp, but I have presented a half-day seminar entitled  
> _User-Centered Design: The Key to Adoption_ at the last two uPortal  
> conferences.
> The Synopsis:
> This session will outline the user-centered design process and how  
> it can be utilized at your institution to create a portal that gets  
> adopted. We'll define design and discuss where it fits in the  
> overall development process. We'll cover the main steps of the user- 
> centered design process: user research, user profiling, user  
> scenarios, design concepts, and user testing. At each step, we'll  
> engage in exciting, hands-on activities that you can take home and  
> implement in your portal project.
> The Outline:
>    *  Introduction - design defined (30 mins)
>    * UCD Process - designing for adoption (90 mins)
>          o User research (30 mins)
>          o User profiling (30 mins)
>          o User scenarios (30 mins)
>    * Session break (15 mins)
>    * UCD Process - designing for adoption (continued, 60 mins)
>          o Design concepts (30 mins)
>          o User testing (30 mins)
>    * Conclusion - how to take it home (20 mins)
>    * Q&A (15 mins)
> I think both Paul and Colin have attended the seminar.  I would be  
> willing to present and/or lead discussion around any of these topics.
> Gary
> Barbara Glover wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The JA-Sig unconference is coming up November 12-16 at Rutgers in  
>> New Jersey.  A 1/2 day u-camp is planned for early in the week  
>> (Monday or Tuesday).  Currently there are no discussion topics  
>> selected.  Colin has asked me to put together a program for the u- 
>> camp.  I'd like to get others involved and see what you think  
>> should be discussed.
>> Let me know who is interested and we can then schedule a meeting  
>> on Breeze later this week to discuss further.
>> Also if there are any examples of past U-camps, please let me know  
>> as well.
>> thanks,
>> Barbara

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