CollectionSpace is committed to the principles of user-centered design. We intend to develop environments that match the needs of our users, and software that is accessible and usable. The Adaptive Technology Research Centre at the University of Toronto is the lead partner in this initiative, allowing us to take advantage of the ongoing work of the Fluid project, including the adoption of the Fluid Framework, which will provide us with the means to implement a set of interface components that have been designed to provide universal access. In addition, the work of CollectionSpace will inform future Fluid component development, which will benefit other communities already working with Fluid, thus expanding the use of these components beyond the pilot project.
Notes from the regular Design Team meetings will be archived here.
[*Design To Do's for 1.0*]
Personas + Contextual Inquiries help to put human characteristics on abstract definitions of perceived user roles and interactions. Personas are fictional characters used to help define of the goals and behaviors of a generalized users types. Contextual inquiries are "in the wild" observations and interviews of a selected group of real users within the context of their work.
Workflow Analysis explores a core subset of eight SPECTRUM procedures in order to create elegant and intuitive user workflows. This section includes procedural workflow diagrams, and a User Interface Map.
A wide range of wireframes are being developed.
|Procedural Records||Authority Records and Term List|| Admin
|Cataloging||Storage Location Authority||Users|
|Intake||Name Authority||Roles & Permissions|
|Acquisition||Place Authority||Term list|
|Location & Movement Control||Batch Processing|
|| Input Fields
|Find and Edit landing page|| [Sidebar (all data entry pages)]
||Dropdown, Add Item to Dropdown|
|Login|| Adding new records to current record (via right sidebar)
||Predictive Text, Add term to vocabulary (predictive text)|
|Errors||Adding existing records to current record (via right sidebar)||Auto Complete|
|Advanced Search, search results||Adding a new record in the Object tab||System Generated Number|
|Read-only view|| Adding related object record vs. procedural record
||System Generated Sub-number|
|Confirmation messages||Secondary tabs: Cataloging tab||System Generated Number Setup|
|Create New landing page|| Tabs design
||Select number pattern|
|Save time stamp||Repeated field/row|
|Bottom Bar||Structured date|
[Look and Feel] explorations as applied to wireframes. These are experimental in scope and do not necessarily reflect the most up to date wireframe development.
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