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Drupal 8 UX: Connceting the dots

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An overview of the main areas of focus for UX design work on Drupal during the development cycle for version 8

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Drupal 8 UX: Connceting the dots

  1. 1. Connecting the… <ul><li>Drupal Design Camp
  2. 2. Berlin, June 2011
  3. 3. @royscholten </li></ul>
  4. 4. Admin UX++ <ul>Design effective workflows for the primary tasks that create value for the customer and the business. </ul>
  5. 5. Drupal 7 UX focus: content creator Verity <ul><li>Create content… find content… edit content… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Drupal 8 UX…
  7. 7. Site builder tools Content workflows Core product Prairie Grow the team
  8. 8. Site builder tools Content workflows Core product Prairie Grow the team
  9. 9. Drupal 8 UX focus: site builder Jeremy <ul><li>Create layout and navigation: menus, blocks, modules, appearance, regions, taxonomy, content types, oh my! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Design for the mental model
  11. 11. … But if a View just created a component, and put it into a library, and then over here where you're generating a page layout, you can add that view to your page as a component?
  12. 12. If everything worked this way, the perceived complexity would diminish. Instead, our complexity would be about finding and identifying the components you want to use on that particular page. But that's a fixable problem. We can write awesome search widgets and stuff.” – merlinofchaos
  13. 13. Pages & Components
  14. 14. Site builder tools Content workflows Core product Prairie Grow the team
  15. 15. Does 'Save' publish my content? <ul><li>http://drupal.org/node/1123696 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Site builder tools Content workflows Core product Prairie Grow the team
  17. 17. Core Product <ul><li>Snowman & friends </li></ul>Bill Watterson – Calvin and Hobbes. Obviously
  18. 18. Connect which…?
  19. 19. “ Given two functionally equivalent CMS's, the simplest one should be selected.” Submitted by Dries on January 11, 2006 - 17:31
  20. 20. “To make Drupal great we must take away most of the choices from the default UI.” Submitted by nk (chx) on Sat, 2011 -06-25 05:47
  21. 22. Use case?
  22. 23. Site builder tools Content workflows Core product Prairie Grow the team
  23. 24. Prairie <ul><li>Improve community performance </li></ul>
  24. 25. Site builder tools Content workflows Core product Prairie Grow the team
  25. 26. Grow the team <ul><li>Have process. Keep usability testing. Checklists. Help the community make better informed design decisions. </li></ul>
  26. 27. “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas”
  27. 28. Diverge / converge
  28. 30. Research Model (personas) Requirements Framework design Detailed design
  29. 31. Usability testing <ul><li>&quot;Now I see taxonomy. That's a big word for this kinda stuff. Funny, cause I think of biology and stuffed deer&quot; </li></ul>
  30. 32. Checklists
  31. 33. Site builder tools Content workflows Core product Prairie Grow the team
  32. 34. Designing Drupal <ul><li>Drupal core UI and themes
  33. 35. Drupal contributed projects
  34. 36. Drupal.org </li></ul>
  35. 38. ? <ul><li>#ddceu ftw! </li></ul>
  36. 39. Drupal 7 UX focus: content creator Verity <ul><li>Create content, find content, edit content, publish, schedule… </li></ul>
  37. 40. Drupal 8 UX focus: site builder Jeremy <ul><li>Create layout and navigation: add components to pages. </li></ul>
  38. 41. groups.drupal.org/usability <ul><li>yoroy on drupal.org and IRC
  39. 42. @royscholten </li></ul>
  40. 43. Connecting the… <ul><li>Drupal Design Camp
  41. 44. Berlin, June 2011
  42. 45. @royscholten </li></ul>

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