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Design

AJAX Loader

An AJAX loader/throbber based on the sunflower logo would be really cool

Switch between an update and read page using JS

If the user has the relevant permissions, the read (display) view of a CRUD page should ideally be convertible to an Edit (update) form without needing a full-page refresh. This /could/ be done with an AJAX call, but even better would be to download the form into a hidden Div & hide the read view/open the edit form via a button.

Conduct a Usability Test

  1. Find a person to do be your test subject for the Usability Test. Anyone will do!
  2. Identify a workflow for the usability test on either you own http://eden.sahanafoundation.org/wiki/InstallationGuidelines local instance or a demo site of Sahana,
  3. Write up a report on the Usability Test on the wiki (either as a page or as a attached Document).
    1. What the test subject found easy
    2. What the test subject found hard
    3. What the test subject liked
    4. What the test subject dis-liked
    5. What would you improve in Sahana Eden (even better if you can make these improvements!)

After you the usability document is approved, upload to google docs or dropbox, then add a hyperlink next to the respective task called "(report)" pointing to that document.

For more instructions of how to conduct a usability test from the book "Don't Make Me Think" go to: http://www.sensible.com/downloads-dmmt.html

Suggest a Usability Enhancement

  1. Review your own http://eden.sahanafoundation.org/wiki/InstallationGuidelines local instance or a demo site of Sahana.
  2. Identify improvements which could improve the Usability
  3. Add these improvements as a new ticket.
    • Type: enhancement
    • Keyword: usability + template / demo site you are reviewing
    • Include as many details as possible. If you can design a mockup to attach - even better!

If you are completing this for Google Code In you must suggest 4 enhancements for one task. You may be able to find Usability Enhancement in the Usability Test Reports - just make sure that they haven't been reported already.

Design a Sahana Eden Theme

See DeveloperGuidelines/Themes

Ideally we're looking for:

  • A new 'base' theme which has neutral styling & can be easily built upon for branding
    • This should be responsive (e.g. using Twitter Bootstrap as several of our newer themes do)
  • A new 'default' theme which builds upon the base theme with Sahana branding
  • Re-implement some of the existing themes using the new 'base' theme

The design of Sahana Eden could be enhanced greatly with everything from a better colour scheme (for example, the grey menu blends into the browser which is confusing) to making more efficient use of space. If you're more of a web designer than programmer, your input is greatly needed. If you could come up with static designs for the following pages, or programmers can do their thing and make Sahana Eden beautiful. If you can design and program, even better!

Please share the image files and the original design files (preferably an open standard)

Examples

Design a (better) GUI for the CAP broker (already done?)

PLEASE NOTE: This task seems to be completed, see | Ticket 1026 Proposed by: | Nuwan

This is for Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) with capabilities for multi-language alerting and multi-media delivery. Use Agasti CAP Broker as a starting point. (This needs clarification. Eden does not have a CAP broker that I know of. And the current Agasti CAP support is in Krakatoa, not Mayon, so needs to be ported there too. So before there can be a GUI, there would need to be a port or implementation of a CAP broker, no? --Pat)

Specific : Build a | wireframe with functionality for the | Common Alerting Protocol messaging broker. It should follow a publisher subscriber model. Some specifications are in the | CAP Software Requirement Specifications
Measurable : CAP messaging broker is becoming a much sort after tool by many organizations. It is an ITU recommendation. Such tool can be easily adopted by governments and emergency coordination agencies for managing their alerting and situational awareness.
Attainable :
Step 1 :: Study the Sahana Agasti CAP Broker
Step 2 :: document the requirements
Step 3 :: develop the wireframe to provide the required functionality
Step 4 :: run the wireframe through a set of test scenarios, to be documented as stories
Relevant : Part of the Sahana interoperability policy.
Time-bound : Given that the Sahana Agasti CAP broker has much of the functionality it should not take too long to develop the wireframe.
Evaluate : Requirements will be discussed with the Sahana community and a prototype wireframe will be presented.
Reevaluate : Once the wireframe is built on the concluded requirements that will be put to test through the scenario based testing.

Write a blueprint for a GUI (web) tool to build and test XSL files (already done?)

PLEASE NOTE: This task seems to be completed, see | XSLT Blueprint

Proposed by: | Nuwan
Although this is classified as a design task, familiarity with coding, and especially with XSL transformations, will be helpful.

Specific : Given that Sahana is use a lot of XML there should be a tool to develop text, html, etc. outputs based one's own XSL transformation file. The user should be presented with the option to select the XML file; i.e. tags and schema, then include/exclude those tags with inserts of fixed text. The user should be able to preview the output. The built XSL file can then be stored to be used for a particular function. In this case it would be producing CAP message based user specific outputs for email, web, rss, twitter, google, etc.
Measurable : This would allow super users to develop implementation specific CAP content delivery outputs.
Attainable :
Step 1 :: research existing available solutions to get a feel for the type of functionality needed
Step 2 :: document and discuss the set of requirements with Sahana community
Step 3 :: develop the wireframe and test it with test scenarios
Step 4 :: document the set of specifications
Relevant : The Irrigation department may want the CAP messages to be formed in one way in an email compared with that of the Health department. A rapid XSL development tool will put the burden of building and maintaining those finals in the hands of the users and implementers and not engineers.
Time-bound :
Evaluate : design requirements and settling on them.
Reevaluate : wireframe with the test scenarios

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