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- Jacques Chueke @jchueke
- Rafael Lüder @rafael_lueder
- James Morris @JimmyMorrisUK
- Mariana Mota @MarianaMota
- Simon Thompson @ThompsonSimon
Research & Explore
What is the ideal interface to keep track of previously viewed online content, across multiple devices and locations?
Every day people consume megabytes of web content – on a myriad of internet-enabled devices from varying locations. This content is typically re-located through:
After reading the topic a few times we gave ourselves 10min to write down "things I would like to remember..." from this we came up with a varied number of things including videos, books, dates, specific passages of text, contact details, places, etc.
- things you can remember that'll help you find a specific content
- create relantionships between pieces of content
- use a piece of content to get to a missing one
- friends/other users can help you find a specific content by looking at their history of an event
- allow comparison/sharing of content between users
- choosing a location on a map (i.e. a cafe) would allow you to see which content was accessed at that particular place, which friends were there with you, how was the weather, how was your mood, where you were before getting there, where you went after, etc.
Quotes (from other teams)
- "bookmarks make no distinction between good and bad [content]"
- "time spent on something"
- "not so much the content but the context"
- "remind user of looking back at bookmarks"
These are some of the existing softwares/services that came to our minds as we talked about or solution.
Where to Pull Data From
Kelvin, Kayak Trip Organiser (48)
Kelvin is an experienced level 2 coach, and occasional trip organiser. He is not particularly web skilled, but is happy using Microsoft Office.
When organising a trip he has to balance a variety of competing demands, which he gathers from:
- Skill levels of individual kayakers
- Club website / emails
- River levels
- Dedicated websites / weather forecasting
- Places to stay
- TripAdvisor / other websites / kayaking forums
- Availability of places to put in, get out and take breaks + places to park vehicles for shuttling between
- Maps / kayaking forums / routes on Google Maps
- Legality of paddling on certain rivers
- Kayaking forums / BCU advisors / email records
He uses the tool to recall information that he's found in these various places.
Aca Demic, PhD Student (24)
Aca is trying to collate everything he does towards his PhD in one place. Every link, every photo, lecture notes and videos too.
When Aca sits down in a lecture, he wants to be able to record the audio of the talk and take photos of anything relevant. He wants to see what his fellow students are noting down, and to be able to share notes and questions too.
Once the lecture is complete, he may want to find more authoritative information, and connect with things his friends have found out too.
Sketching / Wireframes
Simon trying to look relaxed despite the short amount of time we had.
Mariana just noticing we were behind the schedule.
James and Jacques discussing the final wireframes
Rafael apparently disgusted with one of his sketches
Below are a few thoughts written on the day after.
- our solution would've benefited from a better understanding of what's currently available, avoiding trying to reinvent the wheel (i.e. our idea seems a mix of Evernote with Google Wave). – Rafael
- since we were dealing with remembering things, we would've also benefited from reading something on memory and its workings (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory), but then again, the clock was ticking – Rafael
- perhaps in future Jams it would be nice to add some game elements to it? For example additional details on the brief are distributed between the teams and they'll have to share them in order to advance, that might help the interaction between the teams, one of the most interesting things for me was listening to the ideas of other groups and then going back to our own project, unfortunately we had time for only one of these, maybe a rotation of team members would be nice too, our group for example had no one with user research experience – Rafael