July 11th, 2013 03:18

How Loomio works diagram

Matthew Bartlett
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How loomio works


Neil Morris

Neil Morris July 11th, 2013 03:28

That looks great start - it might be an idea to have a series of different ones for different types of potential users, i.e. this one would be great for families/or groups of friends.

It might be useful to have a little bit of explanation of what the different colours mean when considering a proposal.

 vivien maidaborn

vivien maidaborn July 11th, 2013 05:21

I am loving the no words, and think the thumbs speak for themselves but could get very excited about the idea of a range for different types of groups using the same formula.
Awesome work Matt!

Neil Morris

Neil Morris July 11th, 2013 05:30

I must say I also like the absence of words. For some reason those thumbs didn't overly register with me on first look.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett July 11th, 2013 06:37

I love this, lots of fun feeding into your design process Matt.

We need thumbier thumbs!

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett July 11th, 2013 18:34

@neilmorris @richarddbartlett — now with thumbier thumbs.

Benjamin Knight

Benjamin Knight July 11th, 2013 21:06

I like it so much @matthewbartlett! Those thumbs are exquisitely thumby!

Is it hard to substitute them into the app too!?

Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton July 11th, 2013 21:28

I wonder if it would look/work better if the conversation continued all the way down and the proposals jumped out of it maybe like speech bubbles, looping back when unsuccessful or peeling off to the outcome. I also wonder if the imaginative trip to the moon might weaken the strength of its usefulness. Personal thoughts only you may ignore.

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett July 12th, 2013 00:42

@benjaminknightloom I'm pretty sure those thumbs come from the same files that were used to make our present buttons...

Benjamin Knight

Benjamin Knight July 12th, 2013 05:35

ha even better :)

Anna Guenther

Anna Guenther July 12th, 2013 06:32

I love it @matthewbartlett :)

Hannah Salmon

Hannah Salmon July 12th, 2013 08:02

Awesome job, @matthewbartlett!

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett July 12th, 2013 20:03

thanks team, but it's been a totally collaborative effort

Simon Tegg

Simon Tegg July 12th, 2013 20:27

Ben's beach proposal is genius! So good at finding common ground.

Chris Taklis

Chris Taklis July 12th, 2013 21:25

that diagram is excellent and gave it to friends as "field guide" of how it works loomio!

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett July 13th, 2013 04:33

@matthewbartlett if you get a chance to make an html version of this we can get it translated for international use. Perhaps think about how it could be integrated into https://www.loomio.org/about#how-it-works ?

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie July 13th, 2013 10:50

Love this.

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett July 14th, 2013 19:09

@richarddbartlett how about an image with the text gone that you can position some divs over?

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett July 14th, 2013 19:10

@benjaminknightloom where do you want those thumbs to appear in the app? They're the same as the ones on the present position buttons...

Benjamin Knight

Benjamin Knight July 15th, 2013 05:54

@matthewbartlett , disregard my comment, I was thinking these ones were a different shape but they were just a bit bigger. Forget this ever happened!

Jesse Doud

Jesse Doud July 15th, 2013 10:23

<3 <3 <3

Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton July 22nd, 2013 20:50

@benjaminknightloom how could you not recognize the Loomio thumb, I won't forget....

Neil Morris

Neil Morris July 23rd, 2013 01:45

I received some interesting feedback today which may be useful. A friend is using Loomio with her family to make family decisions. Her comments outline the difficulties her kids have with using Loomio:

"They are slightly confused about where to enter stuff
So that could be made clearer...whether you are making a new proposal, commenting on a current one or commenting in a vote.

It's all clear enough when you have the whole idea in mind but they struggled at first with that."

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving July 24th, 2013 23:52

I love the idea of user testing on kids

Katherine Despot

Katherine Despot July 25th, 2013 22:28

I love your diagram @matthewbartlett I think it clearly sums up the process - which is great for people who are just being introduced to loomio. I'm actually doing my dissertation about democratic deliberation and environmental decision-making and I'm using loomio as part of my study. Could I use your diagram (with proper referencing) in the dissertation? The dissertation will be kept in the geography department at UCL so other students can have a glimpse of how it works

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett July 25th, 2013 23:36

@katherinedespot wonderful! Yes you may. It's under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. Let me know if you need anything else (e.g. higher res, different file format)