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021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Managers...

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:13 pm
by Ashton_Murphy
Heya! :)

This is my second Task in the GHOPC, and I have chosen another Usability Testing task, but through the BackEnd Management.

Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Managers and write a report on what happens.
Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Managers
and write a report on what happens
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    * 1 Description
    * 2 Skills Needed
    * 3 Difficulty
    * 4 Work Product
    * 5 Extra Credit (optional)

Description

This task involves user interface research. The goal of the task is to
identify areas in where users make errors or are confused. The report from
this research can then be used by developers to improve the user interface
in future versions of Joomla!.

For this task you will work with three people who have never used Joomla!
before.

Using a Joomla! 1.5 site with one of the default templates and no
modifications have users attempt tasks such as:

  1. Creating an article;
  2. Editing an article;
  3. Creating sections and categories;
  4. Using the contact component.

You can add additional tasks that you think will be useful.
Skills Needed

  1. Knowledge of Joomla!
  2. Good observational skills

Difficulty

Basic
Work Product

A report describing your research process and what you learned about
strengths and weaknesses of the Joomla! user interface.
Extra Credit (optional)

1. Expand your research to more than three users.

2. Develop specific suggestions to address issues that you identify.
Although, I was just wondering, would it be better to format it a different way, rather than just use the same formatting as the other usability test? It may make it more interesting.

Anyway, thank you for having me, and hope to talk to you all soon. :)


-Ashton

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:35 am
by ibnhafsun
Thanks a lot for your involvement ;)

Well, it is a question of goals, then I guess the presentation could be done in the format that better fits your purposes. However take in mind that your test is going to be used to extract valuable information. In other words and in my humble opinion: it will be more interesting if it serves to the main goals better.

And now, go for it!

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:00 am
by Ashton_Murphy
Okay, sounds great :D Thank you!
I'll try and put everything a different way and present the information differently.
Thank you! :D


-Ashton

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:07 am
by ibnhafsun
It was just a suggestion.

Take in mind this phrase:
The report from
this research can then be used by developers to improve the user interface
in future versions of Joomla!.
They are your "customers". Think as them. Think that you are hired to improve the Joomla! user interface. Ask. Review usability issues, get a big picture. That's what I'd do.

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:17 pm
by Ashton_Murphy
Aha! That's great! Thank you very much! :D


-Ashton

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:08 pm
by AmyStephen
Thanks, Ashton, for taking a second task. I look forward to viewing this Usability Study, as well. Your last one was very interesting.

Talk to you later,
Amy :)

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:01 pm
by AmyStephen
Update please!

Amy :)

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Managers...

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:24 am
by Ashton_Murphy
Pretty much done.
Final checks, then I'll send it in. :)


-Ashton

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:05 am
by Ashton_Murphy
I'm really sorry. NeoOffice crashed or something. Lost the most recent documents. Recovery got it back, but it was completely blank.
Going to try and rewrite it as soon as possible.
Sorry again :/


-Ashton

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:58 am
by AmyStephen
I'm so sorry to hear that!  :P Look forward to seeing your results, hopefully, it will be easier to do the second time.

Thank you for reporting back,
Amy :)

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:49 pm
by AmyStephen
Ashton? Do you have your copy read for review? Hope so!

Look forward to hearing from you,
Amy :)

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:51 am
by Ashton_Murphy
Almost finished now. It took a lot longer than I thought. I had to redo the test.. and couldn't really do it with the same people. Two of the 6 couldn't do it anyway, so had to find new people.
Sorry, should have kept you up to date.
Sorry again, and I guarantee it'll be in within the next 24 hours from now.


-Ashton

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:27 am
by AmyStephen
Thanks Ashton! I am looking forward to seeing it!

Amy :)

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:00 am
by Ashton_Murphy
Okay, I finished it. Still not as good as it should've been. :-\


-Ashton

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back end for Manager

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:30 am
by AmyStephen
Ashton -

Thank you so very much for coming back and repeating that testing for us. I  uploaded your results to http://JoomlaPlace.org/GHOP/google_task_21.odt - we are out of space at Google. And, I closed your Google task after posting that link.

We appreciate your contributions to the community we share and hope to see you continue with us - at least pop by from time to time.

Thanks much!
Amy :)

Re: 021 - Introduce at least 3 new end users to the Joomla! Back

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:21 am
by Ashton_Murphy
Spam?


-Ashton