Co-Documentation Workshop for User Workflows (Wikidatacon 2017)

At the WikidataCon 2017 I organized a participatory design workshop on documenting and sharing Wikidata editing workflows. Here, I describe what we did. It should be sufficient information to organize such a workshop yourself. I used similar methods before, but this particular way is new, so if you try it …

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Idea: Autostack and Autogroup for creating interfaces

The most annoying thing about designing complex interfaces in a tool like Inkscape, Illustrator, Axure or Balsamiq is managing the grouings of the elements:

  • All buttons of a window should be grouped in the window.
  • Search icon should move with the search input field.
  • A menu item should be grouped …
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Using scenarios in design

Recently, I rediscovered Scenarios as a tool in the design process.

If you don’t know scenarios: They are mini-stories with possible users as characters. Take this very short one as an example:

A parent is worried about a ten-year old refusing to drink milk and wants to know if …

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