Searching - for now, only searching or browsing by keyword
Whether we should continue to use categories to categorize stories, or, as in the new design, leave that out
Some design/interaction questions about going back to search results or going to next/previous stories
Is there a benefit to losing the ability to go back to search results?
Maybe that showing “2 of 2” would be the way to get back to the previous one
Last/Next story may be potentially confusing depending on whether the user is going through search results or looking at stories in another way
Accessibility considerations should be made for zooming/magnifying?
Our Learner Options panel (UIO) will be added to the tool to provide options like magnification, text to speech, other accessibility options
Who is the user we’re targeting? This may help us answer some of the questions
Hopefully eventually a very broadly used tool, but we’re planning a couple of co-design sessions at the IDRC to refine our design
Would like the SJRK partners to use the tool as well when working with youth to gather stories - and co-design the tool in the process
We’ve also discussed at our meetings about collective stories, maybe used by activist groups to tell stories together
Do you consider an offline version? or not yet?
Another interesting part of that may be to download stories for viewing later
Would offline be android? Ideally any offline implementation of the tool will work across all platforms
Something like Wikipedia Offline, maybe
If the tool works offline, then once a connection is reached, the stories can be uploaded
In Fresno, for example, the school has no internet connection since it’s very remote, but the authors may have a connection in the town, so they would then be able to upload their stories to the “main” site at that point
It would be great to be able to download stories to read later
Undo/Delete - we currently have an “X” icon on each block, but we may want to change this to activate a select/delete mode where the author can then select one or more blocks to remove
Have we thought about developing this as an app?
This would affect the storage of stories and would facilitate offline authorship
At the IDRC we’ve discussed the possible ways to develop this site into an app
Rather than trying to tackle all 17 SDG’s at once, it may be easier to pick one to start with
Starting perhaps with No. 17 and work backwards (go deep with one and then apply to the others)
What resources do others recommend related to SDG’s or to inclusive design? Could we pull these resources together as part of the toolkit?
Tomorrow, IDRC is hosting a community meeting about inclusive resources, all are welcome to join: