Table of contents for Fluid user manual

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at
Mon Jun 2 21:55:31 UTC 2008

I think the main impetus for adding this section was that we wanted to  
share out the results of the Content Management Research as a way of  
reporting on the state of UX in the Fluid communities (which I believe  
is one of the Fluid deliverables). After adding this, I realized that  
the results of the UX Walkthroughs are also something that we should  
probably share. I'm not entirely sure the OSDPL working group belongs  
there, but I added it at the last moment to publicize that effort and  
maybe it should be deleted. I guess the question is, who is the  
audience of the manual and would they find this information helpful  
(or conversely does the manual become overwhelming for most of our  
audience when it is included)?


On Jun 2, 2008, at 2:36 PM, Colin Clark wrote:

> Hey,
> On 2-Jun-08, at 5:04 PM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:
>> After talking with Daphne (and doing wiki gardening all morning as  
>> I looked at the pages!) I added a "User Experience" section to the  
>> ToC for the less toolkit-oriented more project-based stuff the  
>> Fluid UX Team is doing (including the UX Walkthroughs and OSDPL  
>> Working Group). I also added "manual" tags to all the pages I  
>> linked to. Feel free to modify the ToC if needed. I really think  
>> the manual is looking *great* -- you've done just a fantastic job  
>> getting our information organized. :)
> Thanks for adding this.
> Admittedly, I'm of two minds about where this material fits. On one  
> hand, this seems like very useful material for the Fluid team and  
> members of some of the communities we work with. On the other hand,  
> I've always assumed the Toolkit was a place to where people can find  
> simple tools and techniques for applying UX practices in their own  
> work.
> Do you think our working groups and UX Walkthrough results provide  
> useful tools for consumers of the UX Toolkit? Or are they more  
> inward-facing, and thus might belong somewhere outside of the  
> Toolkit proper? I can't decide, so I'd love to hear your thoughts  
> about this.
> Colin
> ---
> Colin Clark
> Technical Lead, Fluid Project
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

Allison Bloodworth
Senior User Interaction Designer
Educational Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(415) 377-8243
abloodworth at

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