List View Guideline Improvement

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by Melody, Tao & Haley List views have been used widely across products. After we did some research about the applications list view (Research could be found here) , we find out that we could update and create some new guidelines for PatternFly. Summarized as following:   1. New Content Layout Template Currently we don’t have a… Read more »

Re-Architecting the PatternFly Website Using an Open Decision Making Process

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As the design of PatternFly becomes more modular, a project has been kicked off within the community to update the website’s information architecture (IA) to better align with the new framework architecture to better meet user needs. To guide the decision making process for the re-design we’ve decided to employ the Open Decision Framework (ODF),… Read more »

Mobile Toolbar User Testing at Red Hat Summit 2017

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In an increasingly mobile-oriented world, it is important to test and validate design decisions and how they affect usage on mobile devices like smartphones. The PatternFly team gathered some user feedback at Red Hat Summit 2017 in Boston, MA to gain some insight into designing for these devices.   The team tested two different designs,… Read more »

Pagination in PatternFly – Second round cafeteria testing

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Validation of design choices is important when designing new features of any product. The PatternFly Team values this process and frequently seeks input on different designs from users outside the team. This process not only validates the items in question, but can also provide new insights for future implementations. Recently the PatternFly Team decided to… Read more »

Testing PatternFly Designs

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When adding new features to PatternFly patterns and widgets healthy debate sometimes arises among the PatternFly team about the best way to design the features. Other times, the team might be in agreement about the best design approach but still wants external validation before the design gets implemented. When either of these situations arises, we… Read more »

Many users, few personas

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As a user experience researcher supporting the PatternFly project, I’m currently researching and developing personas that represent the typical PatternFly user or contributor. Personas are fictional, often alliteratively named, representations of your users. They are based on similarities gleaned from quantitative and qualitative research on users’ habits, motivations, and work contexts. While I will do… Read more »

How we scroll

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Recently, the PatternFly team undertook a brief research study to help decide how to handle scrolling within modal dialogs that have more content than can fit within the current view or “above the fold.” In this post, you’ll read about what we were trying to learn, how we constructed the study, and our final conclusions…. Read more »

What Exactly is a Widget?

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The Widgets page is one of the most visited on PatternFly.org. What do visitors expect to find in the Widgets page? Do they get what they need there? And what is a Widget, anyway? I spoke with five PatternFly users to get their thoughts on this topic, and also ran a survey (we got 12 responses)…. Read more »

A Community Approach to a Community Meeting

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This March, PatternFly community leadership developed a survey to gather feedback and ideas on how to make our various methods of communication better suit the needs of current and prospective community members. In this post, we’ll share the results and our interpretations, as well as actions we’ve already taken based on the feedback received. Who… Read more »