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Drupalcon Denver UX Redux

Recapping some of the main UX related discussions and topics from Drupalcon Denver:

Design grunt work

Proposals for changing Drupal UI and UX are heavily scrutinized (as are all other changes) once they hit the issue queue for implementing them.

Denver, Drupalcon, Design

Not long until Drupalcon Denver kicks off. At least three days jam-packed with talks covering the full Drupal spectrum.

Core Product

The slides above are from a core conversation I would have presented i

Drupal UX team update, February 2012

Today we’ll have our 14th edition of UX open hours in IRC. It’s the best way to stay up to date on Drupal UX work and you’re all invited.

Monday: Drupal UX open hours

Next monday we’ll be hosting the second edition of Drupal UX open hours.

Coming up: the big usability lab test of Drupal 7

The University of Minnesota has graciously offered us another opportunity to gather data and insights from observing smart people using Drupal for the first time.

Create Drupal patches with Aptana, a tutorial

If you want to contribute actual changes to the Drupal software, you have to do it through patches. Patches are a kind of text file that describe the changes in a way that lets them easily be applied to the official code base. To create them, you have to jump through a couple of hoops, especially checking out Drupal head from CVS and creating the actual patch from the changes you made.

A user interface design pattern library for Drupal

“…Surgical teams that follow a basic checklist in the operating room, from discussing expected blood loss to confirming the patient's name, reduced the rate of deaths and complications by more than a third.” (source)

Drupal module development will hopefully not cost human lives one way or the other. But when building your module's UI the same principle is at work. It's all too easy to skip the basics, and go straight for the more complex parts of the problem. That’s the interesting part after all.

Towards a more better managable modules page

The modules page is a typical example of a long list that gets hard to manage pretty quick. The categorization is not ideal, with big modules providing their own category and a quickly growing 'misc' section.

How we can reorganize Drupal admin items within the D7UX framework

Talking for two days straight during Utrecht Ux sprint ruined my voice, but it did accomplish an important thing: Somewhere on Sunday morning, Dries, Mark, Leisa, Bojhan and me finally got to a point that we knew and understood that we w

Utrecht UX Sprint, recap of day 1

Everybody seemed to have read and understood most of the briefing email and sprint website because there we were, 20+ Drupal peeps showing up at the lovely OneShoe office, on time.

27/28 June: Drupal 7 UX design and code sprint in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Design proposals for D7UX project are starting to show up as code in the issue queue for Drupal core. Actual implementation has started.

Notes on the D7UX Sunday Structure Summit

Harmonicas for flooded state screens