[HOT] Level of user experience to focus on

Steve Bower steve at worldvista.net
Thu May 28 13:50:48 UTC 2015

I agree with others that usability testing should emphasize inexperienced
users, particularly those without previous mapping experience. But the
usability assessment criteria should consider all user types.

For example, I would suggest having test criteria for how easy it is for
more experienced users to give useful feedback to other users when
reviewing & validating, including direct feedback (not public TM task
comments), and assuring the feedback is received.

Thanks ~~Steve

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 9:31 AM, Bryan Housel <bryan at 7thposition.com> wrote:

> 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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