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Re: [GMG-Devel] Feature design

From: Joar Wandborg
Subject: Re: [GMG-Devel] Feature design
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:09:47 +0100
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On 11/05/2012 10:11 PM, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
> So we had a good conversation about this at the last meeting, and I
> thought I'd summarize it here!
> A short recap:
>  - Everyone in the channel seems to agree that the "usage stories"
>    aspect of things is a good way of looking at things, and that we should
>    move forward with that direction.
>  - Jef points out that we should "know our audience" and thus we should
>    have "personas"... basically prebuilt "users" of our software shown
>    in examples.  For example, Shaquannah is an artist who XYZ, Gavroche
>    is a sysadmin who XYZ, Avea is a programmer who XYZ, Machalus is a
>    business owner who XYZ... this way we have a good sense of what kind
>    of users do what, which will make it easier to construct such
>    stories.  I agree, though I think we should be careful in
>    constructing such personas to avoid annoying sexist cliches of
>    "tech-incompetent mom".  Jef also points that by constructing
>    carefully constructed personas we can avoid that.
>  - Jef also points out that a lot of projects have design principles or
>    design values such as:
>    "i.e. that it's difficult to make decisions when you don't know
>     what mediagoblin's goals are, on a high level. I'm not sure
>     how effective design principles are, but they're meant to help
>     with that"
> To some extent, I think I'll be doing quite a bit of ticketing triaging
> shortly after the campaign ends (and I get the rewards stuff filtered
> out of the way) and trying to set things... I'll be working that into
> the above.  But also, quasi-action-items are:
>  - start wome wiki pages that contain descriptions of this
>  - actually start making tickets actually involve
>    narratives/stories when we do it!
>  - create a wiki page with personas??
>  - create a wiki page that starts defining our design principles
> Anyway, that's the meeting results.  Thoughts?
>  - Chris
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I created a persona the day before yesterday, it's located at with a misleading


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