On Episode #69 of the ITS Coffee Break hosts Ken Newquist and Courtney Bentley talk about the ITS web site’s move to WordPress and the launch of the new help.lafayette.edu web site for help documentation. They also discuss the upcoming Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Hampshire College this June and the creation of Lafayette-centric “personas” that can be used to test web applications. In Tech News they talk about tools for paper wireframing, the recent redesign of the Gawker family of blogs, and Adobe’s new Flash-to-HTML5 export tool. Finally in Help News they announce the new ITS events calendar.
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- Moving Day
- Hack/Doc Fest at Hampshire College
- Monday, June 27 (Documentation Sprint!);
- Tuesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 30, 2011 (Hack/Doc)
- Creating Lafayette personas
- Personas are fake people patterned after common roles at the college. They have group memberships, enrollments, etc. so that test out use cases — e.g. we just upgraded Moodle, can our faculty persona see her courses?
- Suggestions for personas?
- students, faculty, parents, alumni, prospects?
- Mobile Paper Wireframes from mStoner
- “To perform paper wireframing (also known as pwireframing), you print out all of the components you’d need to wireframe a site, cut them out, and lock yourself in a room with the people you need to make a new site with.”
- Gawker redesigns web sites, earns wrath of users
- cnn: Adobe caves in to Apple — fewer blank spots on i-devices?
- Adobe releases Wallaby, a tool for converting flash to HTML5.
- ITS Calendar Page Moved
- See upcoming workshops and events … and sign up for them!
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