JA-Sig U-camp

Barbara Glover barbara.glover at utoronto.ca
Tue Oct 2 20:57:49 UTC 2007

Hi Daphne
That's a good question that we should consider, what the goal of this  
U-Camp should be.

Since I haven't been involved in prior ones, I'm not sure if the  
developers attending this UCamp would have also attended those other  
UCamps?  If so, then perhaps we should include more concrete examples  
of how we can help them out specifically with involving more UCD into  
their design issues.  If most are new to UCD though, then maybe we  
could do a combination?

Perhaps with a full day we can accommodate both approaches?


On 2-Oct-07, at 2:32 PM, Daphne Ogle wrote:

> The topics Gary outlines are similar to what's been presented at  
> the Sakai uCamp's previously.  Are we hoping to give developer's  
> tips for creating better experiences, growing the design expertise  
> of design community, moving design and development of some aspect  
> of uPortal forward, other, some of each?   Yes, you can see where  
> I'm going with this...what's the goal? :)
> -Daphne
> On Oct 2, 2007, at 7:54 AM, Barbara Glover wrote:
>> 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.
>> cheers
>> Barbara
>> 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
> Daphne Ogle
> Senior Interaction Designer
> University of California, Berkeley
> Educational Technology Services
> daphne at media.berkeley.edu
> cell (510)847-0308

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