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The UX/UI Summit at BadCamp is back again for it's second year. And boy, are we excited or what! This year's summit is going to feature two tracks: 2 workshops and 5 sessions with the goal to educate the community in the matters of UX (note: accessibility is also a part of UX!) More information: http://2013.badcamp.net/events/drupal-ui-ux-summit
If you are planning to attend BadCamp, we would strongly encourage to attend the event.Read more
This is the plan for building audience-specific landing pages on drupal.org. Calling all user researchers and content specialist: help us help site builders find their thing on drupal.org. Start with your thoughts on the approach outlined here.
The current structure and sheer amount of pages on drupal.org make it hard for people to find the specific information they are looking for.Read more
We want to build audience specific landing pages on drupal.org. The first one is for site builders. These people are having a hard time getting started, finding the right modules, learning how to use them etc.
To find out what content is needed to provide a sensible starting point for site builders, we need to find out what site builder needs are. So lets research those goals and needs first.
Rough timebox: september 2013
- Pragmatic persona: simple profiles of beginner, intermediate & advanced site builder
What's your idea?
The community is doing an amazing work maintaining, improving and adding to the *.d.o infrastructure. But it is very much feature focused and where features often are looked at and implemented in isolation and from a technical point of view.
*.d.o has, according to https://drupal.org/home, a cool million users. To provide a great UX for all of them and where they can focus on getting things done is without a doubt a challenge. A challenge I feel isn't really being taken completely serious.Read more
Drupal 8 Content Experience: Accessibility Findings
To conduct accessibility evaluation of Drupal 8 focussed on the content authoring experience (create content and edit content)
The study was conducted in July 2013 in two phases:
Phase 1: Evaluation with volunteer Drupal users with accessibility needs. The participants were given the testing script with scenario and were asked to report their feedback
Phase 2: Conduct 3-participant moderated usability study consistent with the testing script (mentioned above).
Drupal UX BoF at CapitalCamp 2013
- Drupal is getting better for marketers, content editors
- Inline editing is great!
- Style guide is good.
Attendee pain points:
I am working on a site in Portuguese and using Google Translate since I don't know Portuguese.
The problem is the annoying popup that appears when hovering over a link in the Admin Menu bar that covers the menu.
I found and posted a solution here http://productforums.google.com/d/msg/chrome/8oA_K-KpcqA/AKjfNu2XU4EJ using the Adblock Plus extension for Chrome with a custom filter that blocks the popup
The custom filter is "##div#goog-gt-tt"
Hope this helps
With APIs as good as frozen, it's time to take a step back and get an idea of what's all been added to Drupal core. The capabilities are there, now to expose and communicate them so that people understand what's going on and apply it to what they want to achieve.
To most people the user interface is the application. All the machinery under the hood is taken for granted. It's easy to lose sight of this, but very important to keep in mind.Read more
Join us in IRC to review last weeks work and plan for what to do next.
With the Drupal 8 APIs (as good as) frozen, it's now time to clean up and clear up. Many new capabilities landed in core, now to shape the user interface in ways that help people understand and use them.
Comparative Multilingual Content Edit Experience Study
Focus of the study: To get answers to the following high-level questions:
- How do users current translate content on Drupal?
- How do users translate content on current Drupal 8 and current Spark translation feature?
- Which version do the users prefer? Why?
Number of participants: 3 (Acquia Internal), 3 (Partners/ Customers)
- Participants who create/ translate multilingual content or have a need to do so in the near future
- Participants have not used the current Drupal 8 and Spark translation feature
Study Date: June 25-26, 2013
Recruitment: Participants were recruited through internal e-mail and Acquia Sales contacts
Compensation: No compensation was provided to the usersRead more
I plan to run a Drupal 8 Toolbar and Admin Information Architecture research study, to inform any improvements to the current Drupal 8 admin IA. The target participant is a site builder and/or heavy content creator.
But first, what questions do you (or people you work with) want to know about the current IA? How people are using? When they are using? From what devices? Etc etc.
Put all your questions you'd like to answered by this study in the comments below. If there are duplicate questions, great! That will help inform priorities.Read more
For the last few months I have been following the progress of https://drupal.org/node/1199946 (Disabled modules are broken beyond repair) and issue that originally was created two years ago.
In my opinion there is great risk this is going to turn into yet another UX nightmare for Drupal 8. The current course this issue is taking is that core wont have any UI for disabling modules. See the https://drupal.org/node/1199946#comment-7525917 comment for resent info about this.Read more
I had a great time at the Monday UX meeting yesterday and I believe we accomplished a lot as well as made progress about many other important things. As this was the first time I attended from start to end, I would like to take this opportunity to present the good, the bad and the ugly from my fresh point of view.Read more
We are currently working on a major transition - moving from our old site built using a proprietary closed-source ColdFusion CMS (Windows, IIS, MS-SQL) on locally managed servers to a newly designed and architected site (mobile first) built with Drupal and hosted by Acquia Cloud. We're also moving from simultaneous direct developer access to "loosely" managed code on the live server to local development and distributed source control, collaboration, and deployment using Git; The ideal candidate will work hard to help us get there and beyond with our sanity and sense of humor intact.Read more
The key to improving Drupal 8 UX is get actionable issues into the queue as soon as possible.
During a community ux/usability BoF at Drupalcon Portland, we identified some areas of Drupal 8 that need usability testing. The testing will uncover issues to be fixed. Volunteers are needed to run usability studies at Drupalcamps or with others locally this summer. Coaching on running usability studies and assistance with the usability study script will be provided.