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A case study of the Atlassian OpenSocial Dashboards project I presented at UXAustralia on 27 August 2009.

A case study of the Atlassian OpenSocial Dashboards project I presented at UXAustralia on 27 August 2009.

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  • 1. Improving Dashboards with open content sharing @lachlanhardy
  • 2. Set the scene
  • 3. set the scene What is a dashboard?
  • 4. set the scene A dashboard provides contextual access to commonly used tools in a software program
  • 5. set the scene What is open content sharing?
  • 6. set the scene Choosing information from an application that you want displayed in a different application
  • 7. set the scene “I want to display a selection of all Flickr images tagged with ‘whippet’ on my blog”
  • 8. ATLASSIAN
  • 9. atlassian We build collaboration and development tools
  • 10. atlassian JIRA - an issue tracker
  • 11. atlassian Confluence - a wiki
  • 12. atlassian Code repository browser Code review tool Continuous Integration server
  • 13. atlassian Code repository browser Code review tool Continuous Integration server
  • 14. atlassian Code repository browser Code review tool Continuous Integration server
  • 15. The problem
  • 16. the problem “How can our users share information between Atlassian apps more easily?”
  • 17. the problem Dashboard elements are hard to build
  • 18. the problem Dashboard elements only work in their native app
  • 19. the problem Arranging dashboard elements is awkward and unwieldy
  • 20. the problem It’s ugly
  • 21. Finding the solution
  • 22. finding the solution Competitive analysis
  • 23. finding the solution “Is our own common format feasible?”
  • 24. finding the solution Comparative analysis
  • 25. OpenSocial
  • 26. OpenSocial It’s an open source project
  • 27. OpenSocial Used by iGoogle, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Gmail...
  • 28. OpenSocial It solved all our problems, if...
  • 29. OpenSocial It solved all our problems, if...
  • 30. OpenSocial It could work for enterprise
  • 31. OpenSocial It could work behind the firewall
  • 32. Building the solution
  • 33. building the solution Assigned a team of developers and me
  • 34. building the solution Assigned a team of developers and me
  • 35. building the solution Agile process
  • 36. building the solution Static HTML & CSS mockups
  • 37. building the solution Project lead and I did lots of rapid design iterations
  • 38. building the solution As it evolved more, we added JavaScript functionality
  • 39. building the solution You could drag and drop boxes, but there was no real content
  • 40. building the solution Moved mockups into the app
  • 41. building the solution 6 months of iterative development
  • 42. building the solution 4 months ago we put it into JIRA
  • 43. building the solution Integration testing, bug fixes, browser compatibility work
  • 44. building the solution We’ve been releasing public betas of JIRA 4 since June
  • 45. building the solution Final release next month
  • 46. Did we win?
  • 47. did we win? Dashboard elements are easier to build
  • 48. did we win? Dashboard elements conform to common format and can be used in any compliant application
  • 49. did we win? Much better user experience
  • 50. did we win? Drag and drop
  • 51. did we win? Colour coding
  • 52. did we win? Always configurable
  • 53. did we win? It’s not ugly any more
  • 54. I declare victory!
  • 55. want the real thing? http://jira.atlassian.com http://atlassian.com/opensocial/videos.jsp
  • 56. contact me http://lachstock.com.au/
  • 57. Thank you
  • 58. Flickr CC pimpin’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/77437968@N00/2613067200/