Comments and suggestions

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What can we do to make the course (or wiki) better?



  • no breadcrumb links - I am missing breadcrumb links/trails on each page. Every single time I am editing a page and afterwards want go back to the page I am coming from (one hierarchy level up), I have either to click a couple of times on the "back"-button of my browser or go back to the mainpage and go from there to the desired page again. So in my opinion every single page, since they are organized in a hierarchy, should have at the top of the page links to each level above it. So breadcrumb links would definitely simplify navigation in the wiki.
    • should solve the problem. We can ask the programmers to install it. --MartinvanZijl 21:37, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
    • You could try using user javascripts if you browser supports them. I have this one which saves pages you have visited in a cookie, could possibly use some work to stop treating 'a page' and 'editing that page' as two different pages. --Jimmy
Visual Confirmation
The fifth principle involved with creating an effective web based User-Centered Design accomplishes visual confirmation of the user’s location within a site (Lynch and Horton 2002). Whether it is through links, titles and headings or a breadcrumb trail, the user should always have visual feedback from the site as to their position within the site. This gives the user a frame from which to work from. Knowing a relative or concrete position within a site lets the user feel comfortable and open to the message of the site, it also lends ethos to the site. wikipedia


  • I had the feeling two times one hour a week is a bit "unsatisfying". It is good to have it split up in two classes though, so we had a day to reflect the stuff we talked about. However, on the other hand I think every single time at the end of class when "I" was about to get to the point to understand a problem and its solution, we were running out of time. Basically each time we were talking about the most interesting stuff we "called it a day". So I think 1 hour is a bit too short. It takes a while to gain a full understanding of a certain problem. So I suggest maybe twice a week 1.5 hours or something like that would be better.
  • Could we have a forum for this course? I would like to discuss, among other things, where to find a good UML generator. --MartinvanZijl 00:59, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
    • Do we really need one - is there any additional benefit a forum would have over the discussion tab on a Wiki page? Personally, I don't like the idea that course discussions will be fragmented between two locations. Check out OO_tools for information on UML generators. --James Ashford 03:21, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
    • I have also been looking for some good UML Tool and found this nice one: Visual Paradigm for UML Community Edition (VP-UML CE). Check it out! --Mujtaba
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