Sharepoint users’ group

Hi Matt,

I mentioned the free web-based software in our weekly meeting –

One is for “card sorting” to get user feedback on layout;

https://www.optimalworkshop.com/101/card-sorting

Second is for visualizing the structure of the site:

https://www.optimalworkshop.com/a/11k5j10g/treejack/surveys

These are free to use for small projects, with some limits on features for the “free” tier: https://www.optimalworkshop.com/pricing

Will be happy to help out with it, I appreciate your keeping Cindy / Tiffany in the loop on my interest in contributing.

-Tanner

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS, Prineville, OR
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 4:29 PM
To: Jeresko, Alice – FS
Subject: RE: Sharepoint users’ group

Gotcha.

Here is some info on how to do a card sorting experiment:

https://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/card-sorting.html

Typically you need special software do to it properly, but it can also be done with actual index cards on a table.

In my grad program I worked in a usability lab where we had different types of software to do this kind of research.

Here are some online ones:

http://measuringuserexperience.com/CardSorting/index.htm

It’s a little out-dated but it pointed me to this one:

https://www.optimalworkshop.com/101/card-sorting

There’s a free plan for “small projects”

Also has an IA tool:

https://www.optimalworkshop.com/a/11k5j10g/treejack/surveys

Definitely is a science to information architecture!

-Tanner

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS, Prineville, OR
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 3:52 PM
To: Jeresko, Alice – FS
Subject: Sharepoint users’ group

Hi Alice,

I just found this Sharepoint group:

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-spug/SitePages/Member%20Join.aspx

It seems to be active:

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-spug/community/SitePages/Community%20Home.aspx

There are “coaches” here:

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-spug/SitePages/Coaches.aspx

Might be a good resource.

-Tanner

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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