Usability, Experience, and Progress Study/Notes/Mark

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Parul's Notes

  • Environmental Consultant
  • I use it everyday, multiple times a day for research and topics of interest. If I really like a movie that I saw the night before and look at the director, etc. Find out more information.
  • Being in the technical field, I look for areas to begin research. Has all these references I can easily follow up on.
  • Not a list of topics where I'm like - I really need to edit topic so and so. More stumble upon.
  • I saw something I wanted to edit, but I don't know if I did. I think maybe last week.
  • there's always something to take a look at.
  • had found search before he consciously realized it had moved.
  • i would imagine a page like this, especially a technical page has probably been reviews a lot of time. it doesn't jump out at me that there would be an issue with it. i scan a lot of times for the links. i'm also interested in family history.
  • looks for something to add for a long time!
  • goes to discussion to see if there is a reason that someone hasn't added.
  • didn't understand the difference between a discussion page or a talk page and haven't invested
  • it's just laid out a little differently
  • this makes a little bit more sense
  • this editing window is a little difficult. if someone had never done it before, they'd be overwhelmed. the combination of text and code....
  • goes back to the article to read the page, rather than reading it in the window.
  • off hand i don't have all of the dates
  • i can make a paragraph, so long as we remove it later.
  • i might create a paragraph in word
  • for my own ease of use. once it was ready i'd import it to the editing page and then add citations there.
  • "I don't know if that's true, see i haven't checked that"
  • it's doing the same thing i would be doing. i'm not sure. if i was writing that elsewhere. i'm not sure when i'd know when to enter a link or not.
  • if it hadn't mentioned gambling elsewhere in the text...probably want to link to it
  • would want to add links after?
  • types and highlights links. that's pretty cool
  • confirms by this symbol
  • i think it's better. but linking wasn't difficult - it was the references.
  • external webpage - i'm wondering what the difference between what a link is and a reference.
  • this would make sense once you got used to it. that's pretty useful.
  • found cheat sheet - it's all laid out for you
  • there used to be.....this stuff is left over.
  • citing pages that don't have references or resources.
  • it took me a while the first time.....
  • it's not code, computer editing ling. "infobox". i don't know, there might be....
  • like a credit card info. but philosophically i'm not sure that's what wikipedia wants to do.
  • basic and advanced table. someone could change that or the fields
  • so bare bones. waiting for more information - where to put borders in. it doesn't tell me anything. not sure what a table would be used for.
  • it still gave me a feeling of complete editability and streamlined for ease of use.
  • maybe i'm just using it incorrectly.
  • if there was something that i was passionate about -- a band i loved -- i would add a reference. not if it's something i don't care about.
  • creating a page on here, in my mind, is like writing an article for publication in a magazine. you would have to still take the time and involvement and effort to try and craft a quality piece of information.
  • not "citation needed". i know there are user groups....if i got involved in just helping out.
  • no personal incentive right off the bat.
  • how clumsy. i knew what a pain....what the difficulties are of using it. i knew what i was getting into.
  • there's nothing that i'm like "oh geez". navigational bar seems well laid out. search box doesn't make a difference - where it's always at.

Nimish's hilights

  • found moved search before he realized it, is intuitive yay!
  • assumed someone will fact-check it if note left on discussion page