Presentation was given by LAO Phase 6 on May 14, 2003.
Karen and Marcella presented the interim team update to the other immersion groups April 14, 2003.
LAO database current structure of the database used to organize information on the site
Marcella's document is a suggested starting point that helps clarify what we "know" and what we "know we don't know".
Our Briefing Report (Appendix A) is a combined performance and needs analysis, describing not only the status of the site's navigability and accessibility, but the initial research the Phase 6 Team has conducted regarding the inclusion of some kind of testing methodology, 508 gaps to be addressed and other future areas to be analyzed or evaluated.
The four personas used for all design work this semester may be found here.
Steve located a few good usability testing URLs and presentations for the team to review:
Peter sent out the last version of the usability testing plan with addenda on February 27th, 2003.
Rob conducted a small usability test in early April to focus specifically on Read from the Web utilitizing 4 subject matter experts. Directions, activities and follow-up questions were given to each SME. The Read from the Web usability test results show how each SME (indicated by a number in the order which they tested within a set brackets) considered the various tools and tips to be helpful or not to a parent and student dyad.
Peter collected the URLs for the previous LAO Phases' flowcharts and placed them in a Word document before sending them to the team on February 21st, 2003.
Site Redesign/Design Sub-Teams Concept Map -- An original concept map created by Marcella Simon...our team improved upon it on March 19, 2003, adding our names to our respective areas of redesign/design concentration. This concept map represents our general team plan for the redesign/design of the LAO site.
Site Entry Redesign Sub-Team Update Presentation for March 25th, 2003 -- A summary of the sub-team's efforts as of March 25th, 2003. Elements created by Marcella Simon and Lisa J. Stedge, with a webpage link by Peter Huffer.
Site Entry Redesign Sub-Team for March 25th, 2003 -- A presentation and a proposed redesign link. Both created by Peter Huffer.
Help document contains a listing of the help features that exist on
the site as documented by Karen on March 27th, 2003. At this point Karen
was struggling with the best way to organize the information into some
kind of categorization/organization.
Steve sent his proposed re-design of the StoryBuilder flow.
The "Little Guy" image -- The image of the Little Guy (AKA: the Help Dude) who is featured throughout the site.
Entry Redesign Sub-Team Update Presentation for April 1, 2003 -- A
Entry Redesign Sub-Team Update Presentation for April 8, 2003 -- A
Karen sent out her redesign of the site's help information outline.
Peter sent an email on April 8th, 2003 with a link to Jacob Nielson's website regarding alternative interfaces for accessibility.
A brief re-outlining and re-emphasizing of Literacy Explorer and Read from the Web of the reading process that LAO seems to be trying to utilize, as evidenced by the navigation bar (pre-reading, reading, post-reading) and some "Things to Consider" by Liz, sent to the subteams on April 11th, 2003.
Entry Redesign Sub-Team Update Presentation for April 15, 2003 --
Entry Redesign Sub-Team Interim Work Toward Presentation for April 15,
Entry Redesign Sub-Team Update Presentation Intended for April 22,
Entry Redesign Sub-Team Work as of April 23, 2003 -- A summary of
Pete sent his initial drafts of the assessment features to the team on April 29th, 2003 to be included in the Innovations 2003 fair display posters. The items he sent include:
Steve sent out a link to the beginning of the StoryBuilder as he has redesigned it on April 29th, 2003.
Steve redesigned the Story Bank/Story Select area where dyads will be able to review the storys that come on the site as well as the ones they created. This link was sent out on April 29th, 2003.
Karen presented the latest help version on April 29th.
Pete sent out a chart that describes the links to where the assessment information will go and what other pages will need to be linked to it on April 30th, 2003. His design affects the homepage, help, search, and navigation bar redesign.
Steve introduced the idea of creating our Final Presentation using StoryBuilder as a theme. He sent out a StoryBuilder Master Slide in PowerPoint on May 6th, 2003 for us to use.
Lisa and Marcella worked to create a new secondary page design for the LAO site that would take up less space because the header has been removed. The template was sent out to the team on May 7th, 2003.
Site Tour redesign has been proposed by Karen.
Redesign Sub-Team Final Plans -- A link to all of the sub-team's final
Lisa created two mock
graphics for use in storyboards and mock HTML pages for our final presentation.
Both attachments "look" the same, but one is a GIF
banner image file, while the
Building LAO as a Successful Community -- brainstorming notes by Lisa J. Stedge
Liz located an online writing test that Peter investigates for incorporation into the LAO site.
Cherie Takemoto, Executive
Director of PEATC, forwarded on this article called "At the Turning
Point: The Young Adolescent Learner":