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January '11 - mid-February '11

Uploader

  • Enumerate possible errors
  • Write up friendly error messages
  • Provide wireframes for errors

UI options

Activities in the following sections don't necessarily follow in strict sequence and may overlap

Immediate
  • Iterate design of text display, contrast/colour, some interaction, and layout options into UI options panel
  • Meet with developers to discuss what's possible within the next iteration
Upfront research
  • Benchmarking state of the art in web, desktop, mobile
  • Literature review of user interface preferences
  • Fleshing out user states and contexts
  • Fleshing out landscape of alt-trans-cust
  • User research
    • Contextual inquiry (see how students at schools use (O)ER now)
    • Shadow students using (O)ERs
Conceptualization
  • Map out things on landscape of alt-trans-cust that UI Options might/should handle
  • Brainstorming (feed in benchmarking, mind map, landscape, states & contexts, user research, etc.)
    • w/ smaller group of designers
    • w/ larger group of designers + developers
  • (Short) scenario narratives
Design
  • Wireframes and prototyping
    • Interface preferences panel (mini-preferences?)
    • Preferences configuration page (full preferences?)
    • Contextual preferences (JIT preferences?)
    • Preferences profile "wizard"
Throughout
  • SMEs check-ins: ideas/brainstorming, refining/feedback
    • Chat w/ Clayton @ Colorado U
    • Chat w/ Mary Kerfoot
    • Chat w/ instructors @ schools (for students w/ or w/out disabilities)

Style suggest

  • Header/footer, draft 1
  • Icons + other graphic assets, draft 1
  • Colour palettes, draft 1
    • Defaults
    • High contrast
    • Inverted
    • Colour blindness
    • etc.
  • Typography, draft 1

Documentation

  • Walk through current documentation
  • Draft an information architecture/documentation map

Demo portal

  • Scenarios / Use Cases - Feb 2 - 3
  • Develop an information structure - Feb 7 - 9
  • Identify information pieces required. - Feb 7 - 9
  • Generate some initial sketches. - Feb 10 - 11
  • Pass through of text (component descriptions, etc.)
  • Identify graphic pieces required.
  • Identify demos required.
    ...
  • High fidelity mockup of portal, using style suggest - Feb 21 - 25

Builder

  • Decide on selection interaction - done
  • Decide on download interaction (re: communicating building progress) - done
  • Pass through of text (component descriptions, instruction text, etc.) - Feb. 2-3
  • High fidelity mockup of builder, using style suggest - Feb. 7

mid-February '11 - April '11

Demo reconceptualization

Documentation (cont'd)

  • Wireframe/layout new documentation landing
  • Wireframe/layout new API, tutorial, overview

Demo portal (cont'd)

Style suggest (cont'd)

  • Header/footer, draft 2
  • Icons + other graphic assets, draft 2
  • Colour palettes, draft 2
    • Defaults
    • High contrast
    • Inverted
    • Colour blindness
    • etc.
  • Typography, draft 2

April '11 - May '11

UI Options (cont'd)

User testing
  • Write up user testing protocols
  • User test with students and UIO'd OER

Main Fluid/FLOE site

Inclusive Learning Handbook

Style suggest (cont'd)

  • Header/footer, draft 3
  • Icons + other graphic assets, draft 3
  • Colour palettes, draft 3
    • Defaults
    • High contrast
    • Inverted
    • Colour blindness
    • etc.
  • Typography, draft 3
  • Component styles and design, draft 1
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