Notes from Discovery Tool tasking meeting June 28, 2013

Jonathan Hung jhung at ocadu.ca
Tue Jul 2 12:41:49 EDT 2013


Hi everyone,

I have transferred the tasks in Justin's previous email into the Floe
iteration planning page.

http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Floe+Iteration+Plan

Please add tasks as needed and feel free to modify the tasks already there.
As work begins, please be sure to create the appropriate JIRA, and put a
time estimate and your name down for the task.

Incidentally when creating the JIRA for
FLUID-5079<http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/FLUID-5079>,
I simply filed the issue under "Demos". Should there be a Component
specific to the Discovery Tool?

- Jon.

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Justin Obara <obara.justin at gmail.com>wrote:

> We had a follow up to the discovery tool meeting this afternoon. Below you
> will find a summary of that information, which is also in the pirate pad (
> http://piratepad.net/JSiISW8sp0)
>
> *Presets and preferences they affect:*
>
>
>    - increase size
>       - increase text size 1.5x
>       - line spacing 1.3
>    - high contrast
>       - black on white
>       - emphasize links
>       - inputs larger
>       - sans serif font or monospaced font
>    - low contrast ?
>       - dark grey on light grey
>       - serif font or lighter font weight
>    - simplify
>       - article only
>       - adds table of contents
>       - increases linespacing 1.2x
>       - increases text size 1.2x
>    - text to speech
>       - turns on text to speech
>    - More text
>       - alt text displayed for images (only for images larger than xxxx)
>       - show transcripts
>
>
> *Try something new:*
>
> The "Try Something New" feature is used to randomly select presets, and
> aid in discovery.
> After clicking "Try Something New" two random presets will be enabled and
> the rest disabled. The user will still be able to individually
> enable/disable the presets as they desire.
>
> *Tasks for July 2 - 5:*
>
>
>    - Follow up on details for low contrast preset
>       - grey values
>       - other preferences to be set
>       - Anastasia
>    - Find a resource for the demo
>       - perhaps something from ck12.org
>       - Anastasia and Michelle
>    - Start in on implementing the new preferences/settings panels
>       - Anastasia and Michelle
>    - Wrap up work on UIO Schema implementation
>       - Antranig, Cindy, Justin, and Yura
>    - Provide mock ups / wireframes to be used for the demo
>       - Joanna
>
>
> Thanks
> Justin
>
> On 2013-06-27, at 9:23 AM, Justin Obara <obara.justin at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> We had been discussing if it would even be possible to implement the
> "increase cursor" size option. I've done a quick google search which has
> produced a couple of stackoverflow threads on the issue.
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6648279/cursor-256x256-px-size
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8455741/how-to-increase-size-of-custom-cursor-image(there is a link to a demo on this one).
>
> In short we can't really do this with CSS alone. We will need to use a DOM
> element to follow the cursor. The cursor can be hidden so that it looks
> like the styled element below is actually the real cursor. However, this
> may interfere with DOM events that we were expecting to be triggered by the
> cursor (e.g. hover effects, and etc.).
>
> Thanks
> Justin
>
>
> On 2013-06-26, at 4:38 PM, "Cheetham, Anastasia" <acheetham at ocadu.ca>
> wrote:
>
>
> The UI Options team is planning to implement a prototype of the Discovery
> Tool in July. Today, we met to review the wireframes and discuss what we
> would be implementing, and how.
>
> Wireframes:
>
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Preference+Discovery+Tool+%28June+7%29
>
> GPII preference and preset sorting
>
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Agr-w59WAkRjdEM2eXN1bFN5VTg3cU9PNmtrT1FIYnc#gid=0
>
> PiratePad notes: (might not always work)
> http://piratepad.net/JSiISW8sp0
>
> A summary of the notes in the PiratePad are provided below.
>
>
>
> Goals for the Discovery Tool:
> 1. Address the meta cognition issue
> 2. Create a safe space to play around with preferences and see what they do
> 3. Built right into the context where the user is - do not require a
> change in mode
>
> Clarification of some of the functionality:
> * presets are on/off, no other adjustments of settings
> * "Try Something New" button randomly selects presets to be set
> * "Save preferences" button takes user to the PCP
>
> Of the various presets shown in the mock-ups, our first pass at a subset
> to implement for the prototype is:
> 1. Simplify
> 2. Zoom
> 3. Contrast
>
> Discussions of parts that need to be implemented
> ================================================
>
> Panel at the bottom of the page:
> - could implemented as a UIO "fat panel" that pops up from bottom instead
> of pulling down from top
> -- the preset 'buttons' would be settings panels
> - 'try something new' chooses and applies
> - still to determine: how many are selected by randomizer
> - user can un-choose anything that the randomizer has chosen
> - still to decide how presets would affect panel itself
>
> Save Preferences functionality
> - to start, will simply pop up a dialog that says "This will take user to
> PCP"
>
> Contrast
> - discover tool would only implement one colour combination
> - colours, font face and font weight
> -- we have no exiting code to do font weight
>
> Increase Size
> - increase font size and increase cursor size
> -- we have no exiting code to increase cursor size
>
> Simplify
> - see Simplify - Option 2 mock-up on
> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/%28Floe%29+UI+Options+Design+Walkthrough%2C+C.1
> - we have the ClimateChange demo work already done
> - increases text size, increases line spacing and ToC
> -- we have no code for the collapsible ToC
>
> Dictionary
> - need an open API for a dictionary service. see
> http://dictionary-api.org/ for possibilities?
> - picture dictionary would be nice
>
> Next Steps
> ==========
>
> Decide which presets we're going to implement in July
> - discuss this at Thursday noon meeting
> - meet on Friday at 1pm to finalize this
>
> --
> Anastasia Cheetham     Inclusive Design Research Centre
> acheetham at ocadu.ca           Inclusive Design Institute
>                                       OCAD University
>
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