20 August 2009, 11:30am - 1pm EDT, Sakai002 Conference Bridge (+1-812-856-7060/22.214.171.124, Code: 350#, PIN: 72524#)
Where We Are
- Overall project goals and a user-centered design process have been proposed and generally agreed upon through Web Meetings and our session at the 10th Sakai Conference.
- Discussions with representatives from nine institutions have been under way to assess needs, opportunities, challenges and resources and to discuss collaborations for conducting a multi-institutional user research effort.
- Define Project Vision
- Begin organizing user interviews
- Upcoming calls - same time (11:30am - 1pm Eastern), same place (Sakai002 Conference Bridge), new dates:
- September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
- Stakeholder Interviews Summary
- Defining Project Vision
- Embeddable Library Widgets
- Library Bookmarklet
- Course-Specific Library Pages
- Next Steps & How to Get Involved
- Final Questions and Comments
US Naval Postgraduate School
University of Michigan
Apologies if I've missed anyone! Please feel free to add yourself! -Gaurav
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to the web meeting! Gaurav summarized the stakeholder interviews and the group moved into discussing the three visions that emerged. It was decided that these three visions are headed in the right direction, but we need to have a better understanding of user needs to truly understand if they, or some other vision, should be pursued. Which library-related user activities require the most attention?
We intend to answer this question by conducting user interviews at multiple institutions. Currently, UC Berkeley, Stanford, HEC Montreal, US Naval Postgraduate School, Mount Holyoke, Indiana University and University of Michigan are committed to conducting user interviews.
Before starting user interviews, Gaurav will:
- change the Library & Sakai 3 Problem & Vision page to focus on the problem we intend to solve. At this stage, there are various problems with user activities that have emerged from stakeholder interviews. By examining these, we will have a starting point for activities to analyze in user interviews.
- change the Library & Sakai 3 User-Centered Design page to reflect involving users earlier on in the process.
- create a Library & Sakai 3 User Interview Process page to outline how we will run the multi-institutional user interview process.
These changes will be open to review and modification by the library and Sakai communities until the next web meeting (Sept 17). At the next web meeting, we will discuss any changes that need to be made and begin organization of our user interviews at multiple institutions.