[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Public Interface Enhancement Project: Call for participation in special member working group

Lisa Calahan lcalahan at umn.edu
Mon May 18 14:47:03 EDT 2015

Hi Angela,

I can't believe I saved this email from my Spam filter just in the nick of
time. If you still are looking for volunteers for the Public Interface
Enhancements Working Group, I would love to participate.

Let me know if there's anything else you need from me at this time.

Lisa Calahan

On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 3:54 PM, Angela Spinazze <angela.spinazze at lyrasis.org
> wrote:

>  Hello ArchivesSpace Members,
>  We are pleased to announce that a process is underway to engage a third
> party design firm specializing in user experience and interaction design to
> provide assessment, project management, and design services to the
> ArchivesSpace program staff and community in support of enhancing the
> public interface of the ArchivesSpace software application.  As part of
> this effort, *we are calling for member volunteers* to participate in a
> working group that will work closely with the design firm and program staff
> to ensure that requirements, priorities, testing, and acceptance of the
> work product meets member needs and expectations.  A full description of
> what we are asking this working group to take on is included below.
>  Mark Custer has graciously agreed to chair the working group. Together
> with Brian Hoffman who will lead the core code development effort, and
> myself, we will ensure that the scope of work is carried out in a
> collaborative and efficient manner. We expect to make a final selection of
> the firm in the coming weeks and to begin working with them in June.
>  The primary deliverables of this project include:
>    1. Establishment of an overall graphic style and interaction design
>    for the public interface and definition of a set of supporting guidelines.
>    2. Identification of areas and/or elements of the public interface
>    that could be modified or enhanced in order to improve usability and
>    provide greater ease of interaction for public users of the application
>    3. Development of a set of enhancements to the core code base (based
>    on #2 above and led by Brian Hoffman)
>    4. Development of plugins (As possible and in collaboration with
>    additional development partners to be determined)
> We are asking the Public Interface Enhancements Working Group to:
>    1. Review, in order to de-dupe and enhance where necessary, the
>    sixty-three issues that have been submitted by the community since
>    alpha testing of the ArchivesSpace application began and that now reside in
>    JIRA. The goal of the review is to ensure that all of the issues
>    are defined as clearly as possible, that they are organized into a cohesive
>    narrative of requirements, and that they are prioritized based on member
>    need and use within the coming six month period.
>    2. Ensure that all reports submitted by members that specifically call
>    out their concerns, needs, and desires with regard to the public
>    interface are properly represented and integrated into the issues noted
>    above.
>    3. Ensure that a full set of user stories and use cases are provided
>    within JIRA that represent the breadth and depth of
>    member information ecologies and work environments.
>    4. Work directly with the design firm for the duration of the project
>    (June – December 2015 on a regular schedule to be determined
>    in collaboration with the selected firm).
>    5. Review and test interaction designs and provide feedback.
>    6. Communicate with members and serve as advisors to the process on
>    behalf of the full membership.
>  If you are interested in participating, please let me know through a
> direct reply to this message, by close of business Friday, May 18th.
> I look forward to working with Mark, Brian, and all of you on
> this creative endeavor!
> Angela
>    ============================
> Angela Spinazzè
> Senior Director of Collaborative Programs and CollectionSpace Program
> Director
>  email: angela.spinazze at lyrasis.org
> voice: +1 800.999.8558 x2922
> www.archivesspace.org
> www.collectionspace.org
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