Community Participation in User Experience

Registered by Allison Randal on 2011-10-19

Addressing concerns from community members about (lack of) involvement in user experience and design, and concern from designers that they only have time to work on a tiny fraction of the Ubuntu user experience (in the shell). Exploring practical steps we can take, so interests get paired to tasks, and the whole user experience of the distro is improved.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Martin Owens
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Martin Owens
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Ubuntu Community Design Team
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for precise
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.04

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Project does not have sufficient support from Canonical or community to continue, all tasks POSTPONED until parties are ready to engage in the project.

Work items:
[allison] Blog post for the idea, get feedback, Fridge and Weekly news: DONE
[lyz] Will crosspost from the News team: POSTPONED
[doctormo] Volunteered to work on a community design/ux team: DONE
[doctormo] Volunteered to help recruit others (suggested Thornston, and possibly 2 others) hopefully to get part-time/new designers in and helping out: DONE
[allison] Put together a team with design, programming, testing, and integration participants: DONE
[johnlea] Volunteered to support experience team design component and provide guidance: POSTPONED
[oreneeshy] Volunteered to support experience team design component and provide guidance: POSTPONED
[macslow] Volunteered to support experience team engineering component and provide guidance: POSTPONED
[lyz] The CC to provide support and guidance to ubuntu-design: DONE
[allison] Pick one user journey/small project of a reasonable scope: DONE
[doctormo] Complete the small project for Precise (i.e. delivery of any feature/UI changes in time for Feature Freeze): POSTPONED
[allison] Get together next UDS, add blueprint for next cycle: POSTPONED
[doctormo] think about generalizing this process to build multiple teams around various user journeys: POSTPONED
[mpt] Write a checklist for basic tasks when writing design specifications <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SpecTemplate>: DONE
[mpt] With Charline, experiment with a lighter-process way of improving specific user experiences: POSTPONED

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