CI Meeting Feb. 21, 2008



Actions in bold 

CI Notes

  • We have 3 levels of notes
    • Raw notes
      • taken during the meeting with the participant
      • kept private
      • hand written or digital, whatever works for the individuals
    • Processed but detailed notes
      • raw notes are analyzed, synthesized and categorized into categories we created
      • audience:  CI team will use these for user & behavior modeling
      • digital and shared on the wiki but...
      • kept private for participant privacy
      • not everything in raw notes will make it into this document
    • Summary notes (instructors:, students:
      • summary of the processed notes meant to give an overview of what we are gleaning from CIs
      • audience:  Public
      • digital and on wiki publicly

Next steps with Summaries,

  • Respective CI teams will process notes from their CIs & then add them to the summary page
  • ? will work on the York Instructor 1 summary notes to further summarize
  • Daphne will work on the Berkeley Student 1 summary notes to further summarize
  • We need to advertise this link in the next week or so so people can follow what we are learning -- let's shoot for once the 2 current summaries are cleaned up.

Additional CIs

  • We feel we are missing 2 very important user groups:  grad students & instructional technologists/designers
  • We'll add 2 of each to our recruitment lists at each school (UofT already talked to one ID along with an instructor)

Use Case versus Tasks versus Scenario discussion

  • Not commonly agreed on definitions
  • Use case is typically system language so we want to be careful about potential confusion
  • Subtle differences
  • Challenges with English (maybe all) language being imprecise
  • We just need to define what we mean and be clear about it.
  • Clayton will take a first stab at these descriptions 

Modeling activities

  • We can start defining some activity diagrams if there are complex activities we've seen / heard about that need to be needled out
    • these could become part of the notes
  • Most of the modeling will happen once we are done with the currently scheduled CIs (4 each instructor, student & TA/GSI at UCB & Toronto, 2 each grad student & ID at UCB and Toronto).  We'd like to shoot for the end of March but are dependent on scheduling the rest of the CIs.
  • Potential models:  Profiles, personas, use cases matrix & diagrams, activity diagrams, task analysis, swim lane communication diagrams, scenarios