[chandler-users] User guide
finley1 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 14:35:25 PDT 2008
For starters, a cheat sheet would be very helpful. I don't require a lot of
instructions, but do need to know the lay of the land. There are some icons
in the dashboard that I am still unsure of. You made explicit the use of
quick entry commands, but it's at the *bottom *of the getting started guide.
The basics should be before the integration steps. I really wanted to try
the basic product first to see if it fits with my personal style.
It would also be help if you had a few basic processes outlined in a getting
started guide, i.e., specific examples. These examples would serve as a
springboard for working with and getting a feel for the product. For
example, you've typed something in to the quick entry bar, what next......
It seems there are several different directions you could go with a few
basic examples. I'll try to think of some ideas and send you some ideas.
I've stuck it through the learning curve because I really like the product.
Most people won't. If you want, I'll see if I can carve out some time to
give you some help with "getting started" examples. Yes, your feature tour
was very useful, but it was packed with info and I had to stop and rewind a
few times to get the info I needed. It's a great overview - very well done.
The idea would be to get people to actually use it a few times, and not give
up after 15 minutes. If people are confused, they will give up and not
*BTW, is there a way to get a unified dashboard view in the hub?
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 1:53 PM, Mimi Yin <mimi at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> We are continuously working on improving our documentation so feedback is
> very helpful. May I ask what kind of instruction you are looking for?
> We have a User Stories Gallery<http://chandlerproject.org/Projects/UserStories> that
> showcase some of the ways people have made use of Chandler in the last 6
> months. Some are more specific than others. Here is a list of the ones that
> describe specific workflows and usage scenarios:
> There is also the Get Started Guide<http://chandlerproject.org/getstarted> and
> the new Troubleshooting <http://chandlerproject.org/troubleshoot> page.
> There are also demos on the Product Tour <http://chandlerproject.org/tour>
> Are you looking for ideas on how best to set up your collections? Sort of a
> tutorial for how to set up a process in Chandler? We hope to get some out
> over the coming weeks/months. The best would be to base it on how people are
> actually using Chandler. I imagine we will end up with a variety of
> different workflow styles.
> If you could give us some more specifics on what you're looking for, it
> will help us make the tutorials more relevant to new users.
> On Aug 19, 2008, at 6:51 PM, Mike Finley wrote:
> I really like the ideas behind Chandler. The only problem I have is the
> learning curve. I've had to spend a few hours trying to figure out how to
> use it. This is a huge barrier to integration into my schedule. Is there an
> easier way to learn how to use Chandler other than trial and error?
> chandler-users mailing list
> chandler-users at osafoundation.org
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