Loomio
Wed 10 Oct 2012

How to use Loomio - walkthrough/demo/screencast

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Richard D. Bartlett Public Seen by 75

I'm working on a video to make it really easy for new users to get oriented in Loomio. It'll go on loomio.org/how-it-works and linked somewhere in the app (maybe there'll be a little robot character on the Home page that will pop up this video).

The plan is to get Lance to copy (and significantly improve) my illustration, this is just a quick test to see what's going to work. This is a really early sketch but I'm throwing it up for comment before I put more than a couple hours work into it.

From the feedback I've already received, I think it would be good to get rid of all/most of the zooming, and replace it with highlighting areas of interest. We could have the Loomio Helper Bot zooming around with a highlighter pen?

The script is intentionally light on detail, the idea is just to give enough information to get a new user feeling comfortable enough to play around, not to demo every feature. Is there anything sorely missing? Should I run through the 'Start a proposal' procedure?

I also got a bit stuck on the end, what should I add to round that out?

Here's the script
Here's the video password: loomio

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Alanna Irving Wed 10 Oct 2012

looking good! I added some comments on the script doc

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Benjamin Knight Wed 10 Oct 2012

My thumb is up!

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Matthew Bartlett Thu 11 Oct 2012

Script is great. I made some tiny suggestions on the doc.
Could end by inviting feedback.

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Paul Smith Fri 12 Oct 2012

Totally enjoying the mockup style screencast, only suggestion would be to keep showing bits of the actual app every so often otherwise it might look like loomio is a nice idea that's years of development away.

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vivien maidaborn started a proposal Sat 13 Oct 2012

The approach to User orientation is adopted for implemntation Closed Tue 16 Oct 2012

Richard has come up with a great walkthrough orientation for users on Loomio. Feedback is really positive about it with afew improvements suggested on the script. Seems like time to move to action with huge thanks to Richard for the initiative!

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vivien maidaborn
Agree
Sat 13 Oct 2012

Really endorse Richards work and accept it will improve more as it is executed, so all go from me

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Aaron Thornton
Agree
Sat 13 Oct 2012

Couldn't agree more.

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Joshua Vial
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Sun 14 Oct 2012

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Agree
Sun 14 Oct 2012

Nice but a bit dry. Is some background music an option to ease things up and break the ice?

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Paul Smith
Agree
Sun 14 Oct 2012

Seems like a fun twist on screencasts, great idea.

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Benjamin Knight
Agree
Mon 15 Oct 2012

I like!

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Alanna Irving
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Mon 15 Oct 2012

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Billy
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Tue 16 Oct 2012

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Richard D. Bartlett Sun 14 Oct 2012

Hi Wilhelm the finished product will look and sound almost nothing like the example shown, that was just a rough sketch to get the concept moving.

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Richard D. Bartlett Tue 23 Oct 2012

Righton after learning how to use After Effects I present to you... take one of the new screencast:

https://vimeo.com/52025402
password: loomio

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Matthew Bartlett Wed 24 Oct 2012

I love it.

Idea: Ask some of our disengaged organisations for feedback on the video.

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Billy Thu 25 Oct 2012

That is real good.

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Richard D. Bartlett Thu 25 Oct 2012

I was thinking of putting in a little Helper Bot on each page of the app. Click on the bot to pop up the walk through video:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_Yex4bwI5AnV0sxS2c1MTVCMmM/edit