Date Picker Show & Tell: Part I

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Mon Oct 6 18:36:40 UTC 2008


Nice job ladies!  It looks like you've done a really great job of  
moving things forward quickly while capturing/creating highest  
priority information for designing the date picker in a few key  
contexts.

-Daphne

On Oct 3, 2008, at 11:42 AM, erin yu wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> Allison and I have been working on the first three phases of the  
> design process for the Date Picker, and would like to share what we  
> have so far. (the process is outlined here: http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Design+and+Development+Process)
>
>
>
> We first looked at how the date picker has been designed in various  
> other web applications:
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Competitive+Analysis
>
> We then looked at
> - the existing requirements on Sakai Confluence and
> - the results from our user research
> to identify the design problem around date and time picking.
>
> From this, we summarized the problem and the users/contexts it  
> affects in the problem statement:
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Problem+Statement
>
> Then we identified the pain points, to which we plan to pay special  
> attention when we design.
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Pain+Points
>
> Based on this, we discussed how best we can meet the users' needs  
> and came up with the design goals for the Date Picker:
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Design+Goals
>
> Then we determined a number of use cases where a date picker would  
> be used:
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Use+Cases
>
> Our Personas represent the users users who'd use the Date Picker in  
> one way or another:
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Fluid+Personas
>
> We went into the current Sakai sites and collected the contexts of  
> use - the places where the date picker is being used currently:
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Contexts+of+Use
>
> With Gonzalo's help, we were able to identify a set of more specific  
> and detailed scenarios for date picking:
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Scenarios
>
>
>
> The work we've done so far has provided us with a good foundation  
> for the upcoming design work. Next, we plan to work on polishing up  
> the scenarios and creating storyboards based on them, coming up with  
> the look and feel of the date picker, and creating a list of  
> functional requirements.
>
> The Design Overview page summarizes all of this. :)
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Design+Overview
>
>
> Stay tuned,
> Erin & Allison
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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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