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2. Component Design Process (Daphne)
As we look towards designing new Fluid UI components, we need to plan a basic process and set of criteria for designing them in a fully usable and accessible way. We'll review Daphne Ogle's proposal for this process, and then share our recommendations for how best to design Fluid components.

  • Daphne will present a proposal for a working process/best practices for future component development (1 Hour)
  • Discuss persona and scenario requirements for component development (1 Hour - design team)
    • What does a comprehensive set of personas look like?  A set of personas are specific to a problem domain -- what is the problem domain?  Is there one for Sakai & Moodle and another for uPortal?  Do we share one?  Are there several for each respective product?
    • Can we create a comprehensive set of personas (including choosing primary & secondary) as part of the content management research project?
  • Share out a set of recommendations for design process with the community

3. Design Patterns (Allison)
Allison will present ideas and facilitate a discussion on the use of Design Patterns in Fluid. We will discuss such questions as:

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4. User Testing (1/2 Day) (Barbara & Shaw Han)
As components like the Lightbox begin to mature, we need to ensure that our work is regularly tested for usability and accessibility by real users. Shaw-Han Liem will present his test plan for the Lightbox, and Mike Elledge and Daphne Ogle will present a proposal for long-term user testing strategies within Fluid.

  • Daphne and Mike Elledge Barbara & Shaw-Han will present user testing protocols and demonstrate their application using the Lightbox tool
    • Discussion of the protocol, lessons learned and adaptation (as necessary) to the Fluid project will follow
  • Shaw-Han and Daphne will present a general usability testing plan for the Lightbox application
    • Refinement of the plan
    • Delegate distributed, in-context testing of the Lightbox application

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  • Build vs. integrate
  • Controlled views
  • Internalize vs. externalize
  • Empowering content authors

*7. Design Team Coordination & Planning moving forward (1 Hour)* (Daphne)

  • Can the Fluid design team leverage the "planning game", from agile practices, as a way to coordinate our work, leverage each other's skills and knowledge & generally have a shared understanding of our goals, work and priorities?
  • Discuss other ideas for helping with this?

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