[HOT] Level of user experience to focus on

Bryan Housel bryan at 7thposition.com
Thu May 28 13:31:20 UTC 2015

To your second point: Are there specific things that I can prioritize in iD to make it more suitable for new users performing HOT tasks?  For example, I’ve made some progress on implementing a 2-click building drawing mode and hope to have that in the next iD release.  And presets are something that are very easy for us change too.

Would be happy to start a conversation about this..

Thanks, Bryan

> On May 28, 2015, at 9:15 AM, Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Rekth,
> That's a great question. My perspective, as an occasional HOT facilitator:
> The learning curve for people getting into HOT has two "steep bits".
> The SECOND steep bit is advanced users learning how to use josm,
> learning how to validate etc. I've actually been surprised that this
> second steep bit doesn't seem too off-putting for people. The FIRST
> steep bit is when they're still quite new and learning how to use the
> TM, how to read aerial imagery, how to trace ways, etc. It's that
> first bit where the Tasking Manager could help facilitate their
> experience (especially since there are many complexities outside of
> the Tasking Manager), and where the TM could make sure that they have
> a positive, fluid experience that they feel good about repeating. So
> personally, I'd certainly say focus on the first-time or second-time
> visitors.
> Best
> Dan

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