[drupal-devel] A collection of usability problems
kieran at civicspacelabs.org
Fri Sep 23 21:35:33 UTC 2005
If you pick up any book on usability it tells you first off how to
navigate around opinion based design. I generally stay out of these
usability debates because that's all they are.
We have a working solution in the Drupal community to endless debate.
I think all you have to do is look at what happened on the
documentation team. We spent months and hundreds and hundreds of
emails debating what should be done. In the end, we did three
research exercises and then made some decisions.
1) We conducted in person interviews.
2) We did a broad based survey.
3) We conducted a usability exercise.
With research, the debate ended.
This lead to the creation of http://drupal.org/handbook/modules and
the re-organization of the handbook here: http://drupal.org/handbooks
So if you are serious about improving usability, then please help
Here are the questions for newbie Drupal administrators:
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?(warm up question)
4) What are the most common tasks you do with your site as an
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
Review your interpretations.
More information about the drupal-devel