Draft description of Fluid Infusion

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 23 20:41:35 UTC 2008

This looks good Anastasia!

I think we should remove the personas from the description though.  We  
made good progress on them but they aren't in a state that people  
outside the process will be able to make much sense of them -- and the  
information isn't organized at all on the wiki (much of it isn't even  
up there yet).  We've had other priorities trump that work as we've  
gotten close to the release but hope to have draft personas soon.

Thanks, Daphne

On Apr 22, 2008, at 11:04 AM, Anastasia Cheetham wrote:

> Hi, everyone,
> I'm drafting some content for the main website (not the wiki)
> describing just what Fluid Infusion is, for people who may not have
> the time or inclination to sift through the content on the wiki.
> I wouldn't mind some eyes reviewing the text, and letting me know if
> I've left anything out. Any comments are welcome.
> -- 
> Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
> Software Designer, Fluid Project    http://fluidproject.org
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
> =======================
> What is Infusion?
> -----------------
> Fluid Infusion is a collection of resources designed to improve the
> user experience of community source web applications.
> Infusion includes
>     • a Component Library - a small but growing collection of rich,
> reusable, accessible user interface components that can be used across
> web applications. These components have been designed by a cross-
> disciplinary team and thoroughly tested for usability and
> accessibility. By incorporating Fluid components into your web
> application's user interface, you can make your application easier to
> use by more people.
>     • a User Experience Toolkit - resources, tools, and documentation
> to help make user interface design and implementation easier. The
> toolkit includes personas and scenarios for common use cases within
> higher education, user interface design patterns, testing protocols,
> and accessibility guidelines intended to simplify the design process.
> The Component Library includes:
>     • Components:
>         • Reorderer
>         • Lightbox
>         • Layout Customizer
>         • Multi-File Uploader
>     • Documentation and Tutorials on how to use the components
>     • Markup examples
>     • Test files
> The User Experience Toolkit includes:
>     • User Interface Design Patterns
>     • Checklists and protocols for doing User Experience walkthroughs
> and Accessibility reviews
>     • Profiles and Personas
>     • User Testing guidelines
>     • Results of user testing and other evaluations
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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
daphne at media.berkeley.edu
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