Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2021-Jul-07

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Jul 8 07:29:58 UTC 2021

Present: Maria, Nissa, Heiko
Comments: Cor, Alex et al.


  * Final touches to the Calc survey
    + https://www.mail-archive.com/design@global.libreoffice.org/msg09476.html
      + accepted ideas/comments, added to/fixed in the survey
        + drop question about gender -> done
        + What do you use LibreOffice Calc for? Personal, School... -> added
        + typo in "Liner(sp) and non-linear" -> fixed
        + 5 steps Likert Scale instead of 7 -> done
        + "select 6.." could become "Select 6 if you are not a robot" ->
          we removed the question
        + "Please select "No Answer" -> added an answer option
        + make it typograhically perfect -> the PDF was just to share the content
        + usage frequency - less than once a year, a couple of times in a year...
          + https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/measuring-behavioral-frequency/
        -> we updated the answer options but didnt stick to the example since
          an office suite is something special
      + rejected ideas
        + why people don't use Calc more often -> would be weird for "every day"
        + number of items in Q9 (importance of Calc features),
          Spell Check, Formulas and Calculations, Rows and columns manipulation,
          Number, percent, and Currency formatting;
          combine text and cell formatting -> hard to say what to remove; we'd
          like to learn how users understand the features and answer groups might
          reveal this; we put questions into groups to make it easier to read
        + add descriptions to the answer options -> as for the expertise it
          should be clear anyway, and the other questions will not become useless
          with a bit fuzzyness
        + SUS
          + cut "very" from Q13 (SUS)
          + Ask "To what extent do you agree with the following statements"
          + hard to switch between positive/negative answers
          -> it's a standardized questionnaire with exactly these questions
          + alternative but still accepted versions
          -> familiar with the classic version, easier to compare with previous
             results; positive wording is acc. to Sauro similar to classic form
        + Age
          + age drop/to the end; rather ask how long using computers; if age,
            then year of birth
          -> year of birth is also not clear; age in years is common in surveys
          + age: add steps above 55 -> ???
          -> we changed the steps with the idea of pupils, students, master/ph.d,
            postdocs, mid-ager, retired <18, 32, 45, 65, >65
        + run the survey with a couple of people and evaluate -> usually a good
          idea but a bit overdone for a non-scientific survey, and with 10
          subjects we cannot group answers
        + More/other open questions (list your top 5 jobs, most important
          application, answers are you looking for) -> proposed open questions
          are more or less covered in the survey; idea was to give people (non-
          native speakers) an idea what we are looking for with the opportunity
          to answer freely
        + Q7 (now 8) size of data: average/typical is not the maximum -> largest
          is not the normal use and while both are interesting we decided to ask
          for the average
        + better split "How many sheets, How many rows/cols -> we want to learn
          how people think about size rather than get exact answers
    => many thanks for reading and commenting to everyone
       + start is planned for this week and it will run until end of July

  * "Input list" field: Add confirmation dialog in order to prevent lost of data
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143144
    + in general, input on any field requiring some action before okay
      is not checked; should be only a few cases, if any, and definitely not
    + adding a warning in this particular case sounds like over-engineering
      (field input !empty and <> list entries on okay) and interrupting (Heiko)
    -> comment and remove keyword but keep open

  * The visibility of inserted index entries is poor and editing is difficult
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=116715
    + depends on the interaction and is flexible
    + no further input for 2 years
    -> resolve NAB

  * Formdesign: Design-Mode for the whole form could only be changed by
    "Open in Design Mode"
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=128968
    + "form design mode" and "form elements design mode" or
      "controls design mode" (Cor)
    + "document design mode" and "form control design mode" (Alex)
    + current situation is "Design Mode On/Off", "Form Design", and
      "Toggle Design Mode" / "Design Mode" in context
    + commands are named differently (now), new labels wont help to reduce
      the complexity
    -> resolve NAB

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