I’m gathering resources for an international group of colleagues, for a workshop where we’ll be discussing principles for App and Platform development for Citizen Science. The vast majority are coming from the academic world, so unfamiliar with the stuff we’ve been discussing at Over the Air for years now.
And I’m not necessarily au fait with the lastest thinking either, so I’ve called out to folks on Twitter to share some of the favourite guidelines and resources for good UI/UX design. Thought this might be a good place to share what everyone sends me. I’ll keep it updated as stuff comes in.
- Check whether the language you use is sufficiently accessible for your target audience – https://readability-score.com/
- Teardowns of how popular apps handly onboarding – https://www.useronboard.com/
- OS specific guidelines: http://www.mobilexweb.com/blog/ui-guidelines-mobile-tablet-design
- Mobile App UX principles: https://storage.googleapis.com/think-v2-emea/docs/article/Mobile_App_UX_Principles.pdf
Lists of existing CitSci Apps, Platforms and Tools
- The SciStarter Project database: http://scistarter.com/finder
- The new Tools Database being built by SciStarter: http://sandbox.scistarter.com/tools
- The Public Lab’s list of tools and techniques: https://publiclab.org/tools
Blogs Reviewing / Listing Citizen Science Apps
Project / App / Platform Design Resources
- Cornell’s Toolkit, the outcome of the Citizen Science Toolkit Conference in 2007. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/toolkit/steps/question/overview