Come discuss, create and plan great Drupal UX design in here!
10 things you need to know to optimize a Drupal website for any device or platform.Read more
With bojhan, dcmistry, lisarex, kolearyUX, webchick and yoroy.
- UX task list: where/how
- Field UI revamp in core: possible past feature-freeze?
Maintaining an actionable task list for ux team
We discussed opening an 'uxteam' project on d.o/project/uxteam and use its issue queue to maintain a list of actionable tasks that aren't necessarily directly mappable to a core component or contrib project yet.
There's a Google spreadsheet where we tried to maintain a list of UX design tasks that are actionable, but not fit for a issue:Read more
Have you ever wished core would track the date/time a node was published, instead of just when it was created and modified? Well, now is your chance! There is a patch in the issue queue, but it needs review and time is running out before feature freeze. Please get involved.
Modal dialogs are making their way into core and this could have a great impact on UX strategy for all of Drupal. In general modals are useful for allowing a user who is engaged in a primary task objective to temporarily carry out a ‘secondary’ task in an additional ‘window’.
The SiteBuilding Usability Initiative video released last month illustrates the general concept.Read more
Gabor Hojtsy has been working hard to get the fundamental UI's in place to make the layout iniative happen. We decided during BADCamp that we needed to scale down our ambition, to get something into core. Although the API's have seen steady progress, we are yet to have any major UI facing parts in Drupal core.
To do this we now focus on allowing you to create at least "landing pages", static pages with a layout assigned to them.Read more
I know, its been rather quiet from us since the announcement of the Drupal SiteBuilding Usability Initiative some two+ weeks ago. Well, BADCamp got in the way and Michael and Doug was busy mingling with all the amazing Drupalers there for starters. While they where doing that, I spent my time learning and configuring Open Atrium as we have chosen it as our collaboration platform for Drupal SBUI.Read more
On Nov 1 2012, we tested the Views UI (7.x-3.5) with intermediate-level Drupal users at the BADCamp UX/UI Summit to provide the community with a clear picture of the usability bottlenecks in the Views UI
(disabling comments here, if you have feedback, please add it to the full report linked above, thanks)
Below are proposals to alter some of the Nomenclature of Drupal based on usability testing.
Testing has shown that meaning of “views” is completely opaque to the new user and provides absolutely zero potential for unguided wayfinding. Also “views” conflicts with “view” in the context of content as well as “preview”. We are testing a change to “content lists”
Testing has shown that users cannot understand what taxonomy is or why they would need it. We are testing a change to “categories”.
The D7 IA has evolved to be very wide and flat because the toolbar has a flat menu structure that requires a page load to drill down. As we re-structure the interaction pattern of menus we have an opportunity to reassess the IA. Wide top level menus with a large number of children made sense when every level down required a new page load. The new menu allows for deep exploration without the need for multiple page loads so we can build narrower and deeper and employ more hierarchies and sub-categorization that will inform the user. To illustrate this point I’ve created the following example:Read more
Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object.
"Our ambition is to help improve the usability of Drupal for all user roles
– from core developers to anonymous site visitors"
What we would like to do (long term goal)Read more
While writing this job post, I am thinking to myslef if I am not fooling myself by looking for the kind-of jack of all [drupal] trades.
While I cannot expect a perfect UX designer to also have the skill to develop and architect a complex taxonomy pattern. Still, I do not have enough personal drupal skill to be able to act as the project manager and divide the project tasks to individual druplersRead more
Quite a few people have asked for all the designs that Spark is working on to be accessible from one place so that they don't have to sift through all of the issues to find them. Below are links to all of the invision prototypes that are available right now as well as a few html prototypes and live demo sites. I have included the related issue numbers so you can make comments in the appropriate issue.
Bojhan and Dharmesh recently conducted a 6-participant moderated usability study on the new toolbar. The design was tested on desktop and mobile (and on the iPad in some cases).
Summary of findings
Overall, the toolbar prototype tested well on desktop and iPhones.
“This is a big improvement from where we are at [right now]” (P4)
Most of the participants (4 out of 6) had positive reaction. The rest of the participants (2) had a neutral response to the change. The mobile version was significantly better received than the desktop experience.Read more
PHP/Drupal Software Engineer - Usability/Backend
Our-Hometown, Inc. is looking for a full-time PHP/Drupal software engineer for both backend and interface work. The position will not just write functions, but will be responsible for entire modules and features. They will be responsible for helping with insight, planning, and constructing new cutting edge technology for newspapers. Design experience is a plus.
Candidate must have extensive knowledge of Drupal inner workings and workflow processes.
As you may or may not know Blocks and layouts is a design problem that I have been working on for the better part of three years since I first started working at Acquia. Back then Jeff Noyes, Dries and myself were just focused on introducing drag-drop blocks to Drupal Gardens and didn't have a view to the wider problem of layouts because really at that point seven was not even out and it just seemed too big a problem to solve.Read more
November 16-18 is an exciting time to be in Toronto if you are interested in Drupal and Accessibility.
Drupal Accessibility Sprint Toronto -- #a11ySprintRead more
We are planning on doing some usability testing of the mobile prototype, below we have outlined the test plan. Since we haven't tested this prototype much, we are focusing our initial test plan primarily on finding out how they experience the navigation - not necessarily how they experience the admin theme.
Name of the project: Toolbar testing
Type of study: Moderated
Focus of the study: To get answers to the following high-level questions:
It is that fantastic time of the year where we try to figure out if we are going to make it BADCamp this yet. I am excited that I will be attending this year as well. It is not only the biggest camp but also a great collaborative area to talk, share, discuss ideas/plans and move forward.
I am hoping to have a UX dinner (or something) at some point during the event so that we can address some of the UX issues. So, let us know:
- Will you be at BADCamp?
- What are the tentatives dates will you be in the city?
- Any tentative dinner dates that work for you?
On behalf of the SF Bay Area Drupal community, I want to invite everyone to attend this year's Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) hosted on the beautiful campus of the University of California at Berkeley from Thursday, November 1st through Sunday, November 4th. Now in its sixth year, BADCamp is the flagship Drupal event of the San Francisco Bay Area and is expected to draw almost 2000 attendees for four days of summits, sessions, sprints, and social events.