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Usability Research Recommendations (based on usability study findings)

Noyz's picture
Submitted by Noyz on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 16:37.
Session time: 
08/27/2008 - 16:00 - 08/27/2008 - 16:45
Conference booklet summary and bio
Bios for conference booklet: 
Jeff's a former Fidelity Investments information architect where he was responsible for end-user research, conceptual and detailed design, prototyping and usability. Jeff's passionate about keeping things simple, succinct - but cool and clean. Dries is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. He serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish


A discussion about the findings of the two formal usability tests conducted on Drupal, possible resolutions, and methods for building usable applications.


* Recap of the top usability issues
* The Drupal Audience - Persona's defined
* Possible Resolutions
* low hanging fruit (easy, impactful fixes)
* high hanging fruit (harder, but important fixes)
* Methods for user centered checks and balances


The goal of this BoF is to discuss the usability findings and offer up solutions that will make Drupal more usable for new and seasoned users. We'll present ideas, talk about our audience via personas, and highlight methods for achieving more usable results in the future.


No required resources. Although it would be helpful to familiarize yourself with the two usability studies, which can be found on (

eigentor's picture

Join sessions?

While being happy about so many usability BoFs, I start to think we should join some and structure them. For this is a bit similar to Future of User testing and also similar to Yoroys and Bèrs and Eriks Presentation.

Also we got Usability sprint...

So - just have a look around for the other sessions, we are open for Ideas.

Some people call me a Space Cowboy

Noyz's picture

Joining sessions

This session was planned as a joint session with Dries. I'm in discussion with him as to whether joining is the right thing to do. If we were to join, how would you propose we coordinate our session?

eigentor's picture

UX Sprint

We might dedicate one day of the UX sprint to this, for there we are exactly to work on the top priority issues that are to be defined in your BoF... ;)

For this it would be useful to hold in on the first day, maybe in the afternoon.

My thought is just to make not too many BoFs, and rather get more attention to the ones being. I wrote yoroy a mail about it.

Some people call me a Space Cowboy