As we build and develop ALPS, our final measured objective is related to community:
Involve the community in the creation and adoption of the pattern library.
Throughout the course of the interviews and research that at we did with potential users of this system, the message we heard over and over was: “We didn’t know it was being developed before, and no one asked us for feedback.” It was clear that our community was not only interested in the process, but wanted to feel some ownership.
We have heard you clearly. When we reviewed the key findings at the kickoff meeting from the research Superfriendly conducted, we were given 7 possible objectives to focus on. We then voted which ones and the top three where chosen. After the the first 2 rounds of voting, the objective on customization, and this one were tied.
One of the aspects that came out of this is this blog. While we are doing many things to actively reach out to communicators and developers around the world, we are also committed to being open about what is happening.
As we continue to build out the ALPS system, we want you involved. We are asking for your feedback, for your suggestions, and for your partnership as we build a system that can be used by organizations and churches across the Seventh-day Adventist family.
So how will we measure this?
- 18 unions (30%) register in a feedback program.
- 3 ideas originating from the community not included in the initial delivery of the design system have been adopted.
- Design system adopted by 3 customers that weren’t part of the initial interviews or any feedback program.