Since we’re looking at revamping the websites, this seems like perfect timing. He’s trying to get things settled by the end of this month so he can get ready for the start of the semester. Are y’all interested in this? Who should be the point of contact?
I unfortunately don’t think the timing for this is ideal for getfedora org… I’ve already started researching and redesigning the website for the past few weeks now - I’ve been conducting stakeholder interviews and began wireframing. We’ve been planning big changes for some time now (restructuring downloads to integrate spins / labs / more into the main site for examole), so testing the existing website wouldn’t really be actionable since it’s a moving target.
Is there a different website we could offer instead as the study subjectp? Perhaps Fedora Magazine which is pretty high-traffic but not being actively researched and redesigned?
This came up as a good candidate site in the W&A Objective Co-leads meeting. I think we should check in with the Magazine team and see if this is something they would be interested in working together on.
We could choose to use one of the static sites (e.g. spins.fp.o & arm.fp.o), but I think there is still ambiguity about how the sites are updated and maintained.
Yep, we would need to reach out to the folks looking after the magazine first. The reason why I’m not wanting to touch the sites maintained in the fedora-websites repo is that, as @duffy mentioned, the redesign work is underway and so is the website refresh project management.
When you mention this, it made me think what usability tests on something like Koji would look like.
What if we suggested they look at both an “engineering”-oriented website in the project, and a “mindshare”-oriented website in the project? I’m not an expert but I think it would also be interesting to any two websites from these two parts of Fedora together. We might learn something new!