More JA-Sig UCamp ideas

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Mon Oct 8 19:39:58 UTC 2007


This brings up an interesting point.  How long are folks planning to  
stay?  I originally thought is was 2 day event but it looks like  
space is available all week.

Paul, when you say "later in the week", what are you thinking?   
Trying to figure out logistics...

-Daphne

On Oct 5, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Paul Zablosky wrote:

> Barbara,
>     Given the intended substantial Fluid presence at the  
> unconference, I'm hoping that there will be a strong thread of  
> usability/accessibility permeating the gathering.  I am in favour  
> of making the UCamp a plenary, although attendees are of course  
> free to pursue other interests in parallel if they wish.
>
> Certainly, we need to set this up with appropriate lightning talks.
>
> I'm also hoping that there will be some opportunity for real  
> designer/developer interactions focused on real deliverables later  
> in the week.  Ideally these collaborations would be proposed before  
> the unconference, but they could arise during the Monday-Tuesday  
> activities.
>
> The unconference presents a great opportunity for spreading the  
> "literacy" of user experience expertise, and we should make the  
> most of it.
>
> [I put the word literacy in quotes because I borrowed it from a  
> well-expressed comment from Michael Feldstein on the Fluid wiki.]
>
> Paul
>
> Barbara Glover wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'd like to get your feedback on an idea for the UCamp that was  
>> suggested in the Unconference planning mailing.  The idea is to  
>> have the UCamp be a full-all attendee activity with a few  
>> lightning UE talks in the morning preceeding.
>>
>> Any thoughts?
>>
>> Anymore ideas on what you want to discuss?  I think there is some  
>> need to at least give a brief intro to UE (maybe a lightning talk)  
>> for some attendees.
>>
>> Barbara
>>
>>
>> On 2-Oct-07, at 7:04 PM, Paul Zablosky wrote:
>>
>>> I see that Barbara has put a query onto the unconference planning  
>>> pages about the duration
>>> of the U-Camp.
>>>
>>> I'll be on the planning call on Friday and discuss this with the  
>>> conference committee.
>>>
>>> Paul
>>>
>>> Colin Clark wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> Glad to hear the discussion starting up about the U-Camp for JA- 
>>>> SIG's
>>>> unconference. I'm really looking forward to helping with it
>>>>
>>>> The unconference is a fairly short event (just three days long)  
>>>> so we
>>>> should probably count on only a 1/2 day for the U-Camp unless  
>>>> there's a
>>>> lot of popular demand.
>>>>
>>>> Paul, perhaps you can confirm with the conference committee this  
>>>> week
>>>> that the expectation is a 1/2 day for the U-Camp?
>>>>
>>>> Colin
>>>>
>>>> Barbara Glover wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> 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?
>>>>>
>>>>> Barbara
>>>>>
>>>>> 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 <mailto:daphne at media.berkeley.edu>
>>>>>> cell (510)847-0308
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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Daphne Ogle
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University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
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