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Archive for the tag "usability"

consistency is a lovely thing

December 30th, 2018 by Jeanne Boyarsky

Since Oracle certifications are tied to version numbers, they periodically announce the retirements of old exams. This is reasonable. They even publish a page of retiring exams and include this fact on the all exams list. However, this is incomplete and currently inconsistent. The retiring exam page currently lists the Java 7 certs, but not the […]

first volunteer coordinator – usability – a click analysis

November 22nd, 2018 by Jeanne Boyarsky

I am co-volunteer coordinator for the NYC FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) regional. The volunteer system could have better usability.  I’ve been thinking about writing up a “click analysis” for common workflows. The idea being that good usability shouldn’t take a large number of clicks to do something common. When my friend asked how to cancel an […]

how to cancel when volunteering for first (frc/ftc/fll)

November 22nd, 2018 by Jeanne Boyarsky

A friend asked me how to switch from one volunteer event to another on firstinpires.org. It isn’t intuitive at all. The answer: Logon to firstinspires.org Click “My dashboard” If you were already assigned to the role Expand “assigned event volunteer roles” Click “Role options” pull down Click message coordinator and write a message that switched […]