[p2pu-dev] (feedback needed) new group type: Challenge

zuzel.vp zuzel.vp at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 16:15:04 UTC 2011

Letting you know that the mockups keep changing:

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Alison Jean Cole <alison at p2pu.org> wrote:
> 1) Add new radio button option at http://p2pu.org/en/groups/create/ to
> allow creation of challenges.
> * I need a one sentence description of what a challenge is like the
> ones we are using for study group, course. Ideas welcome and maybe
> John/Jamie/Arlton/... can give us a few initial options?
> 2) Change signup functionality for challenge groups:
>  * change name of the participate button to Enroll
>  * for signup logic, people just click that button and get signed up
> without needing to any signup answer questions
>  * the signup page is not accessible since it will not be used
> 3) Add self assessment functionality to challenge group tasks (do we
> want to have this part for study groups and courses as well? +1 from
> me):
>  * participants can check off the tasks they consider they have
> already completed and this will be first displayed only to them when
> they see the task list
>  * there was a discussion about check off vs. strike out, please give
> you opinion (the mockup
> https://gomockingbird.com/mockingbird/#m5ase18/epp0iO is using strike
> out)
> Strikeouts are stronger and more prominent, perhaps checkmarks are cleaner
> but not as powerful?
>  * self-assessment is not related to badges (this will be covered by
> Jessica in another email)
> Like this. How would self assessment work? Mandatory to check off/slash out
> or through comments?
>  * display summary of how many tasks the user has marked as completed
> when (s)he views the task list ()
>  * discuss options about displaying completion information to others
> (can be future todo):
>  ** show the number of people who check off the task on the task list/
> task page (five friends/peers/people completed this task)
>  ** show who completed the task
> Like this. Seeing how others have done could be good motivator.
> Other proposed changes I am not starting to work on yet but I am
> bringing to your attention for feedback (see
> https://gomockingbird.com/mockingbird/#m5ase18/epp0iO and status of
> current implementation on demo
> http://alpha.p2pu.org:8091/en/groups/new-group/ -- still in progress)
> because those are next and they could at some point be extended for
> other kinds of groups.
> I would like to see these design simplifications carry over into study
> groups & courses, too.
> 4) Disabling features and changing layout on challenge groups:
> * Display complete task list on the home page (not on another page)
> * No wall activity stream
> * No discussions outside tasks (now supported on the wall for study
> groups and courses)
> * No RSS activity feed? -- Not clear if this will be removed since it
> is not visible on the mockups
> * Remove tasks list from the sidebar
> * Remove external links + subscriptions
> * People avatars more prominently displayed, on the main section of
> the course page. larger avatars (removed from sidebar)
> * Did I forgot something? What about
> under-development/not-listed/ archived status? and the full description
> page?
> Happy to see subscriptions go. Feature is generally underused and poses
> potential spam amplification.
> re: status - Would like to know if course is/not running. Users currently
> confused by this as some organizers never mark courses complete. Could
> inactivity after x amount of days trigger some sort of "latent/inactive"
> status?
> Great work team!
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