There is no point in usability studies when the lessons learned are not
applied. At the Boston Wikimania there was another person who had done
studies on usability and MediaWiki. She even presented about it at the
Given the current opportunity, we should make the most of it. We should
improve our usability and learn from the existing usability studies. They
are far more relevant to us then most of the other studies performed on us.
These studies help us to do better, to be more inclusive, to grow our
As to Commons, it is effectively useless to the people that do not speak
English. There is a proof of concept solution to this. In my opinion, it
does not make sense to ask people to upload to Commons if the images are
lost once loaded because for them there is no way to find these pictures
again. So while the wizard may help load the pictures and provide license
info, they do not solve the more important problem.
2008/12/1 geni <geniice(a)gmail.com>
2008/12/1 Gerard Meijssen
The software has been tested but not all extensions are considered ready
WMF production. I am establishing contacts with,
among others, people at
UNICEF to make sure that we identify the outstanding issues carefully and
fix them efficiently. Given that the CreatePage extension requires
to the skin, it may make sense to consider using
a superset of monobook
do not know how feasible this is).
We need to find a way to make this kind of usability tests a more
regular thing. There was one done in german way back that highlighted
the issue of image uploads but I have no idea if the current commons
upload form and and english upload wizard help with that.
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