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Welcome to the Summer Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.
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Tuesday, July 25 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Usability Cluster “Work-a-thon”

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The Usability Cluster was re-initiated at the ESIP Summer Meeting 2016, and during the first year of the Cluster’s reactivation, the Cluster has been working in a number of different areas, including learning about various usability evaluation techniques, discussing usability issues at data repositories, and assessing usability of several data services/tools as use cases. Ultimately, building on the lessons learned from these activities, the Usability Cluster is working on developing and introducing a Usability Test Framework that could be used when designing and applying usability evaluations for Earth Science-centric data repositories/services.

During this session, the Usability Cluster members and anyone else who is interested will have a hands-on opportunity to review the current progress, create content, and recommend feedback/future opportunities for the Usability Test Framework. 

The session agenda is included below:

  • Report Out from the RMap team regarding the team's experience with the Framework (~5 minutes)
    • They won’t have performed any usability tests at this point, but can talk about the process of developing the test using the framework.
  • Introduction of the Usability Test Framework (5 - 10 minutes)
  • Creation of a new test script for the Data Management Training Clearinghouse as a demonstration of the Framework (~45 minutes)
    • Introduction to the Data Management Training Clearinghouse
    • Explanation of goals for performing usability testing using the Data Management Training Clearinghouse
  • Critique of the Current Content and Discussion of the next steps for the Framework (15 minutes)
  • Completion the "Post-Test Reflection" section (can be reserved for the next monthly call as needed)

Speakers | Moderators

Sophie Hou

Data & Usability Analyst, Apogee Engineering/USGS
user-centered design (UI/UX) and data management/curation/stewardship: including but not limited to data life cycle, policies, sustainability, education and training, data quality, and trusted repositories.
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Madison Langseth

Science Data Manager, U.S. Geological Survey
Madison develops tools and workflows to make the ScienceBase data release process more efficient for researchers and data managers. She also promotes data management best practices through the USGS’s Community for Data Integration Data Management Working Group and the USGS Data... Read More →

Tuesday July 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am MDT
5 - Oak
  Oak, Business Meeting