Drupal 6 to Drupal 7

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My talk at Drupalcon Washington DC in 2009 about moving from a code perspective, toward more of a design perspective in our workflow.

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Drupal 6 to Drupal 7

  1. 1. Drupal 7 & The Future <ul><li>Bojhan Somers </li></ul>
  2. 2. Usability Testing University of Baltimore <ul><li>Confirmed issues </li></ul><ul><li>Found new issues </li></ul><ul><li>Indexed a lot of issues </li></ul>
  3. 3. Usability Team <ul><li>Bojhan (Bojhan) Somers, </li></ul><ul><li>Roy (yoroy) Scholten, </li></ul><ul><li>Brad (beeradb) Bowman, </li></ul><ul><li>Nathaniel (catch) Catchpole </li></ul><ul><li>Many more contributors </li></ul>
  4. 4. What have we been working on?
  5. 5. Visuals in D7 core patches Before and after screenshots After Before
  6. 6. Context
  7. 7. Involving designers
  8. 8. Design before coding <ul><li>“ Mediocore Design” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Informed design decisions “ When you start looking at a problem, and it seems really simple with all these simple solutions, you don’t really understand the complexity of the problem.” - Steve Jobs
  10. 10. Usablity Expert
  11. 11. What will we be working on?
  12. 12. Looking at the bigger picture
  13. 13. Increasing design incentives <ul><li>Getting better at designing </li></ul>
  14. 14. Supporting design iniatives <ul><li>Usability testing </li></ul><ul><li>New designers/usability experts ect </li></ul>
  15. 15. Join us! <ul><li>#drupal-usability </li></ul><ul><li>groups.drupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>Core issue tags Usability, UBUserTesting2009, </li></ul>

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