[HOT] Level of user experience to focus on

Daniel O'Connor daniel.oconnor at gmail.com
Thu May 28 13:17:07 UTC 2015

I would probably suggest we benefit *most* from upskilling new users

Semi experienced mappers will know about JOSM, building tools, validation,
etc; while a newbie... is more likely to accidentally cause situations like

Obviously whoever's done this has a very legitimate desire to contribute,
but hasn't realised they are overlapping with another user.

I think there would also be stats to very heavily back this up.
Check out for examplke
http://osmstats.neis-one.org/?item=countries&country=Nepal - and put it on
"Number of Active Contributors, by Year"

The more easily we can transition a user from not being certain where to
start onto to understanding basic quality checks (intermediate mapper), I
think the better things will be for the wider group - less stress, better
effort-to-useful-output ratio, etc.

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:27 PM, Rekth K <rekth at insiberia.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Thank you for all your welcoming messages!
> I'd like to ask a question on what type(s) of user(s) to take into
> consideration when testing for usability and suggesting improvements. In
> other words, for what level of experience am I supposed to optimise the
> Tasking Manager? Should it be for first time visitors, those who land on
> the hotosm page and do not know what HOT is? Or should the usability
> testing lean towards fully experienced users and their needs?
> Rekth
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