[Sugar-devel] Call for testing
gmanb5 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 10:09:55 EST 2010
I think my principal and teachers would support this.
And, the kids would love it.
Let me know.
On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 9:52 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 15:36, Christian Marc Schmidt
> <christianmarc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Sugar Design Group:
> > I enjoyed the meeting yesterday, and think we ended up making several
> > decisions. However, regarding the Home view, I am now beginning to wonder
> > we are doing the right thing by hastily changing the design without
> > conducting a proper qualitative study.
> > I am only questioning it because I feel that, with every major design
> > change, it would be best if we had real evidence, beyond just the
> > Ideally, I envision the design team being a part of these observations,
> > systematically testing design decisions in the field with a number of
> > participants. It need not be more than say a sampling of 20-30 students
> > various age-groups, but the insight from these observations could really
> > drive us to make more informed design decisions, based on more than just
> > opinions (which, as we saw yesterday, tends to lead to compromise).
> > So, I personally think that we are at a point where we should try and
> > arrange for some user-testing for the design group, however we facilitate
> > it, before proceeding with any revisions to the existing design (though I
> > wouldn't want that to hold us back from adding any additional features
> > the thumbnail view, that continue to build out the UI to match the
> > design intent). I have a little experience putting together qualitative
> > protocols, and while I'm not sure exactly how to facilitate these testing
> > sessions, I think some of you may have ideas.
> > What do you think? Should we use our meeting next Saturday to discuss our
> > options for testing?
> Maybe Gerald's deployment in New York would be a good fit?
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