[drupal-devel] Fwd: OpenUsability Project Approved

Kobus Myburgh ITBJDM at puknet.puk.ac.za
Thu Sep 22 06:54:06 UTC 2005


This does sound interesting. It has its perks and its downfalls, but all in all, it will remove clutter from the site for non-admin users. However - what would happen if you have more than one admin in different levels (or roles)?

My point here being - rather than make a "admin" role, rather make a "user" role. But this is already accomplished. By assigning proper rights to your users, this would be a non-issue, or am I misunderstanding your request?



>>> berdrupal at tiscali.be 9/21/2005 8:46 PM >>>
Something I always liked to know is:
Do you ever (want to) administer drupal with your default login. (i.e. how 
many people have a separate account to administer)

I think an well founded answer to that will make our future choices a lot 
easier: Does the admin menu need to be part of navigation menu, How well 
would an admin theme help (for the record, i think admin themes are not a 
good idea), would a default administer role help etc.


Op woensdag 21 september 2005 19:45, schreef Kieran Lal:
> On Sep 19, 2005, at 10:28 AM, Kieran Lal wrote:
> > On Sep 19, 2005, at 9:45 AM, Álvaro Ortiz wrote:
> >> So if some concise usability/ux improvements were listed, I would
> >> contribute.
> >
> > Here is a list projects for Administration User Experience that we
> > need help with.
> > 1) We need to complete interviews for new administrative users.  I
> > have completed 12 so far, but they were all with heavy
> > administration users.
> Hi, here is the short version of the interview questions:
> Audience research
> Phone/email interview questions
> Drupal administration
> 1)How would you describe yourself as a Drupal administrator? Which
> version of Drupal
> do you run? What additional modules/themes do you use?
> 2) How often do you use Drupal administration? How long do you
> administer your site?
> 3) Can you access your Drupal administration menus?
> 4) What are the most common tasks you do with your site as an
> administrator? What
> other tasks do you do less frequently?(Write both answers down as a
> list in order)
> 5) Which of the common tasks you mentioned earlier are easy to do?
> Why are they easy?
> (Get into detail)
> 6) Which tasks are hard? Why are those tasks hard?(Go into detail)
> 7) How about other important tasks you have not mentioned?
> 8) What is the one thing that would make your job as a Drupal
> administrator easier?
> Review your interpretations.
> If you would prefer to just do one or two long interviews then I can
> share the long interview questions which really follow the same
> format but have lots of detailed sub questions.  When you are picking
> your candidates to interview check that they don't use Drupal
> administration for an hour everyday.  I have twelve of those people
> and we really need a better sampling of new inexperienced users.
> I am going to try and get a post up on Drupal.org about a plan for 4
> weeks of User Experience work.
> Cheers,
> Kieran
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