As part of the Multimedia Usability project, we are currently doing what
is called "Domain research". Basically, it means that we look at how
similar websites work and how they deal with the same issues we
encounter. Since our goal is to make Wikimedia Commons more usable, we
want to look at other media sharing platforms, such as Flickr, Youtube,
Fotopedia, Picasa web, Panoramio, etc.
I would like to ask for your help to accomplish this research. It can
take a lot of time if only one person is doing it. On the contrary, if
ten or twenty people step in and all do a small part, we can collect
helpful data very quickly. Besides, it is always better to have several
people with different perspectives look at the data we collect, in order
to better see the “big picture”.
Your help is crucial in order to move quickly towards the requirements
definition phase and the actual development. I have already prepared a
list of websites and a few questions we are asking ourselves; they
should facilitate the collection of data that can then be used directly
by the team.
Please join us and make your contribution to the Domain research page on
the Usability wiki;
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Product Manager, Multimedia Usability
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