Scope & Objectives
The Samvera User Experience (UX) interest group meets to discuss any aspect of the user experience, including usability, design, UX methods, and user interface consistency. The purpose of these discussions is to improve users' experiences with applications and systems. Such improvements are expected to occur through sharing of information and expertise across projects and institutions.
Meeting Times & Communication Channels
January 12, 2021 at 2:00 - 2:30pm ET
Meetings are typically scheduled once a month on the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm ET for 30 minutes.
Meeting connection details
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Meeting ID: 677 949 4947
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Calls are publicized beforehand via an email sent to samvera-community, samvera-partners, and samvera-tech.
Email discussion of UX issues is welcome - please use samvera-community or samvera-tech as primary routes, depending on the nature of the topic, and prefix your email subjects with [UXIG] so the Google Group archives can be quickly searched for relevant discussions.
UX-interested people also typically gather at the annual Samvera Connect meeting.
Samvera Reference Applications
UX/UI benchmark for latest Hyrax UI element feature(s) state is currently the "Nurax" environment. This environment is the platform to test against "how a UI component or page should look/behave".
Avalon Media System
Other regular participants and interested parties
Notes/recordings from monthly calls
|25 June 2019||Monthly call||2019-06-25 Meeting notes|
|30 April 2019||Monthly call||2019-04-30 - 2pm ET - Meeting notes|
|22 January 2019||Monthly call||2019-01-22 Meeting notes|
|27 November 2018||Monthly call||2018-11-27 Meeting notes|
|18 September 2018||Monthly call||2018-09-18 Meeting notes|
|21 August 2018||Monthly call||2018-08-21 Meeting notes|
|24 July 2018||Monthly call||2018-07-24 Meeting notes|
|19 June 2018||Monthly call||2018-06-19 Meeting notes|
|15 May 2018||Monthly call||2018-05-15 Meeting notes|
|17 April 2018||Monthly call||2018-04-17 Meeting notes|
|2 March 2018||DURT planning meeting||DURT Meeting 2018-03-02|
|16 January 2018||Monthly call||2018-01-16 Meeting notes|
|19 December 2017||Monthly call||2017-12-19 Meeting notes|
|9 November 2017||In-person meeting at Samvera Connect 2017||2017-11-09 Meeting notes|
|17 October 2017||Monthly call||2017-10-17 Meeting notes|
|19 September 2017||Monthly call||2017-09-19 Meeting notes|
|15 August 2017||Monthly call||2017-08-15 Meeting Notes|
|July 2017||Canceled for Samvera Virtual Connect|
|20 June 2017||Monthly call||2017-06-10 Meeting Notes|
|16 May 2017||Monthly call||2017-05-16 UXIG Meeting Notes | Recording|
|18 April 2017||Monthly call||2017-04-18 UXIG Monthly Call|
|21 March 2017||Monthly call||Notes|
|21 Feb 2017||Monthly call||Notes|
|17 Jan 2017||Monthly call||Notes|
|20 Dec 2016||Monthly call||Notes|
|18 Oct 2016||Monthly call||Notes|
|27 Sept 2016||Monthly call||Notes|
|16 August 2016||Monthly call||Notes|
|19 July 2016||Monthly call||Notes|
|21 Jun 2016||Monthly call||Notes|
|19 Apr 2016||Monthly call||Notes|
|15 Mar 2016||Monthly call||2016-03-15 Meeting notes||OD Recommendations from Usability.docx|
|19 Jan 2016||Monthly call||Notes|
|15 Dec 2015||Monthly call||Agenda, Notes|
|17 Nov 2015||Monthly call||2015-11-17 Notes|
|20 Oct 2015||Monthly call||Notes|
|2 July 2015||Monthly call: Discussion of Avalon Accessibility testing||Notes|
|7 May 2015|
- Blacklight Maps (Jack Reed, Stanford)
- new LDCX mailing list (Jennifer Vine, Stanford)
- roundtable of UX work
- ideas for next month's call, June 4
|Recording, Hydra UX call - 7 May 2015|
|2 April 2015||Monthly call||Recording, Notes|
|5 March 2015||Monthly call (featuring demo of a fix on Blacklight's facet label wrapping)||Recording, Notes|
|4 December 2014|
This month the call will focus on Spotlight, the Blacklight plug-in enabling the presentation of online exhibitions.
Discussion will center around the following areas, though there will also hopefully be space to raise other questions as well within these:
- Current Spotlight functionality
- Current goals for Spotlight development
- Adopting Spotlight - what barriers exist that the team can look to address?
- Additional features - what could Spotlight usefully do in the future?
- Developing Spotlight - how the community can assist in achieving the goals discussed
|Recording, Hydra UX call - 4 Dec 2014||Send Spotlight suggestions and questions to|
|6 Nov 2014||Hydra Connect 2 followup||Recording, Notes|
|3 July 2014||Monthly call||Notes from July 3 2014 Hydra UX call|
|5 June 2014||Examples of user research activities and deliverables||Recording||Avalon user needs report|
|1 May 2014||Introductions, discussion of future call topics, demo of Avalon Media System||Minutes of the Hydra UX Inaugural Meeting|
Hydra UX Discussion Notes from Meetings
Unconference session at Hydra Connect 2, October 2014: Hydra UX interest group notes from Hydra Connect 2
Unconference session at Hydra Connect, January 2014: Hydra User Experience Unconference Session: Friday 1:45-3 p.m.