Come discuss, create and plan great Drupal UX design in here!
the Drupal.org Software Working Group is looking for a UX Lead for the future Drupal.org Community Tools Team.
Let us know if you are interested or know someone who might be!
I want to publish a module i wrote in propose of improving drupal site's administrator UX. Is this group the right place to ask for some advice with it? If not, where in drupal.org is the right place?
I searched for something like explanation of the group's rules and did'nt find (maybe I did'nt know where to look). If this post is against the rules you can 'course delete it.
I've made a short video how it works in WP when you buy a commercial product called Image Elevator. I was in luck to have beta test it and now i use it on my blog. Using it (like on Gmail) is just amazing - it makes writing a blog post really fast and natural as using MS Word.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdVca8bhv3k it is under 1 minute
If this could be achieved in Drupal it would be a killer feature for all content creators.
The nearest implementation I've found is filefield sources (with clipboard) + insert, but it is not as sleek as seen on video.
It's been a pet peeve of mine for a long time that, while D.O and G.D.O have a lot of great ways to add ideas and discuss them there's really no efficient way of collectively prioritizing the ones we should focus our efforts on.
I have spent a lot of time trying out different tools that do this, as well as trying to design and build them. We may at some point reach a home-grown solution, but in the meantime I have found a very simple and effective tool that I'm trying out. It's called Tricider. I've posted an initial question here:Read more
Last updated by justinpotts on Sun, 2013-12-01 01:12
These are screenshots of Joomla Mobile Admin on the iPhone 5s. Descriptions of each photo are below the screen shots.
This is what you see when you first open the app. It's a list of all of your sites.
These are functions of the sites and things you can do with them.
This appears to be a list of articles on your site.
Last updated by justinpotts on Sun, 2013-12-01 01:02
These are screenshots from the Alfresco app on the iPhone 5s. Descriptions of the photos will be below the screen shots.
This is a list of the websites you have joined or are a part of.
This is a list of all the folders and documents in your website.
You can create content directly in the app.Read more
Last updated by justinpotts on Fri, 2013-11-22 22:39
The following screenshots are from the Wordpress app on the iPhone 5s. I only have good things to say about this app. All descriptions of photos will be under the picture.
This is the page after you login. Very simple, self-explanatory, and the design is really nice.Read more
For this study, wanted to learn how well content editors could move between admin and non-admin pages, using the patch proposed in Issue #787896, an alternative to Overlay. We recruited 7 participants with experience building or managing content in CMSs. Their Drupal experience ranged from none to many years, but all of them were satisfied, neutral or unaware about the Overlay (that is, none of the participants were dissatisfied with it).
Executive summaryRead more
I found and loved admin menu module during Drupal 6 ages.
This module became so popular and I was sure that it will be included in Drupal 7 core.
The main strong point of admin menu that we can open any level of Drupal admin in one click.
But now I can see that admin menu is not even in Drupal 8 core.
I'm sure that it is sufficient reason to include it in Drupal core.
A few months ago in February we proposed a style guide for the Seven theme, we are now well underway. This is a recap and look ahead.
The objectives of the Style Guide are:
- Identify Drupal core values that we can use to determine the look & feel for the Seven theme.
- Unify the visual language in Seven and ensure the overall look-and-feel supports the core values.
- Identify the visual and UI patterns used by Drupal core so that they form a conscious, shared language for us to built upon.
In my continual efforts to spread the Drupal word here in Brightoncisco I've signed up to the forthcoming UX Camp Brighton where everyone does a session, and I decided to do mine on D8UX:
I've got a couple of weeks to sort out my session - I'm a bit out of my depth here as I mostly deal with 3rd party API integrations ;) so if anyone has any handy links / videos / etc. which could be of use do please post them here!
We are planning to run a usability study with 12 participants on Drupal 8 based on the issue #787896 Add a link so that administrators can return to their most recently visited non-admin page. The Drupal 8 will be a default installation, with the addition of the patch posted in comment #64, and some basic content to give the participant something to work with.
In particular, we want to learn from three types of people (content editors that use Overlay, site builders that use Overlay, content creators without Drupal experience):
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).