# sit user in front of wikipedia, ask them to find an image of, say, Ghandi
#*cringe as they go through
#* eventually: arrive at, say, [[Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi]]
# ask user: who do you think made this image? how would you find out?
#* sit back and try not to get worked up that they don't click the image to
see a larger size and the author information :)
#* eventually: arrive, at e.g.
# ask user: who put this image on this page? how would you find out?
#* '''note''': you could switch q2 and q3, and you could add
things like "do
you think you are allowed to use this image on your own web site" -- the
questions are asking for various aspects of the information present on the
image detail page
Lather, rinse, repeat with different icons and variations of credits
under/around/near the image. I think this may be one of those rare occasions
when eye tracking *might* be useful.
Oh, and this may also help improve the design of the image detail page,
which, frankly, is horrendous.
Deisgn advisor, www.namahn.com
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 1:58 PM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Is there a professional human factors expert in the
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From: David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
Date: 24 Feb 2008 12:58
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] [WikiEN-l] Musing with professional
photographers: further lessons learned
To: Wikimedia Commons Discussion List <commons-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
On 24/02/2008, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 24/02/2008, Chris McKenna
> On Sun, 24 Feb 2008, Florian Straub wrote:
> > I like the idea, but aren't
magnifiers reserved for "search"?
> In PDF readers at least, magnifiers are
used for zoom, and
> (sp?) for search.
My unscientific sample of two said "it'd
give you a bigger version"
when I asked them what they thought it meant. It looks a lot like the
magnifier on Adobe Acrobat.
I stress again that we need a proper professional human factors expert
on the case. Is there anyone reading this who counts as such, who
could tell us the right questions to ask? Then all interested parties
can run this right set of questions past people they know!
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