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Commotion Agenda for 01-11-2014 OpenITP UI/UX Hackday

  1. Commotion presentation - Seamus, 5-7 minutes
  2. Review webUI, Commotion router - Seamus
  3. Documentation - Chris
  4. new features / active development / time travel - Jordan
    • other hardware - buffalo routers
    • linux
    • android
    • networking

Notes from Commotion Website IA / Communications working Group

  • Commotion is a tool for connecting with your peers
  • Commotion is software that allows you to create a customized digital network.
  • Commotion is a digital networking tool that you can customize to your needs.
  • LibraryBox - as an example website

CARD SORT #1

  1. WHAT / ABOUT COMMOTION
  • Intro to Mesh
  • Learn Networking Basics
  • Where is it Used / Who uses it? - Characters & Personas / Success Stories
  • Guiding Principles
  1. WHY / WTF?
  • Why Commotion? Why for you? (matching needs to use cases)
  • - internet subscription are expensive, they aren't available everywhere, they aren't dependable (rural areas)
  • FAQs
  1. GET STARTED
  • Unordered List Itemtwo paths: neighborhood network, local peer network, …
  1. Neighborhood network
  • survey your network
  • inventory your neighborhood
  • gather tools & equipment
  • design your network
  • supported devices
  • basic toolkit / minimum devices
  • install & configure
  • download
  • verify your download
  • common configurations
  • learn rooftop basics
  • building & mounting
  • learn about rooftop mounts
  • install on ubiquity router
  1. GET HELP
  • troubleshoot
  • wireless challenges
  • report a bug
  • i bricked my router (install & recover)
  • contact us
  1. GET INVOLVED
  • mailing list
  • get the word out
  • the blog
  1. ABOUT OTI
  • press
  • license
  • jobs
  • about
  1. FOR DEVS
  • source
  • issues
  • wiki
  • localizations
  • get money / RFP
  • HIG

Use Case / Categorization

  • Router
    • Community Wireless
    • No Available Broadband/fiber
    • Local Peer Network
    • Quickly share & distribute media
    • setup a sensor network
  • Phone/Adhoc network
    • Adhoc/popup netowkr
    • extender link
  • Computer
    • hackers / mesh networks
  • Cell Network / GSM
    • no infrastructure for calls / create local cell network

Next Steps Proposal

  1. Redesign website - see card sorting activity, check out librarybox.us as example
  2. 30 min one sheet quick start guide, proof of concept –> now you are on the netowkr, but by yourself :(
  3. Present product for the 90% use case (computer & router), community network
  4. Market (mesh networking) Commotion as a product: 5 minute pitch
project_management/meeting_notes/hack_days/openitp_hackday_01-11-2014.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/03 20:24 (external edit)
 
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