Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Immediate site need
From: Margarete Koenen
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 19:00:37 -0400

I have been getting in touch with the design group and a number of people are eager to help with site design. This also includes user interface design, usability etc. I think we should immediately get a group  together  to work on the home page as this page is really essential to introducing people to the site. Actually Katie from design is right here at the internet meeting with us.


On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Chaz Cheadle <> wrote:
I think Latest News and Get Involved should be the biggest features on the front page.


On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 6:29 PM, <> wrote:
I agree that the activity feed on the home page does not seem to fulfill an "persona" need.  It communicates that there is activity on the site (as a general fact), but collected content comes across as a random jumble, and is not pragmatically useful to any type of site user in my opinion.

It would be good to decide what the main strategic purposes of the site are and align the home page content to the primary purpose.  Apologies if that exists, I have not seen it.  Andrew's vote is to lead with facilitation guide and process. I threw out an option for orienting new supporters.  In the previous site, the site lead with bulletins and minutes which I also found useful because it highlighted the latest info.

- Sam


Facilitation guide and process on front page and swap out that dumb activity feed with a project feed organized by topic so ppl can work together. The site is mocking all our meetings that are about talking and not about connecting and action. I am truly sorry for asking technical team to look into the direct democracy issues when there is the facilitation group for that. Pls internet get represented in each mtg and call for time in mtg to connect and establish needs.

Thank you
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Margarete Koenen