It looks like most people prefer Layout A we presented inWhich Homepage Layout, NIC-400 Opti Webinar, Finding Unread Discussions.
Today, I've got another call for feedback. How can we improve the group overview page so it is more relevant to YOU?! (example: ARM Processors)
Internal feedback I've already received suggests simplification: having more available without scrolling. For instance, even if the tags are crucial for search, we don't really need them displayed. Similarly, the group creation date doesn't bring much to the party.
If we follow the same logic as the homepage, we could also move the description text to the top of the middle column. I believe we should keep the group owners, because they are your contacts in case you have to escalate an issue. Also, even if I already removed all social sharing icons, I will keep a warning on any private collaboration area.
All the space reclaimed would allow to have the latest blogs more prominent without even having to scroll.
Wenjun highlighted that most Partners now joining the community (spaces under Find a Partner) now directly send all the elements from the start. A great example of what the community can bring: by putting all the information/guides and requirements public, this has allowed us to speed up the joining process. Less email exchanges also means that everyone saves time. That should also increase satisfaction.
On Saturday, we will be renaming the Smart and Connected group to Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT content today split between Smart and Connected and Embedded will be moved to that newly named group.
Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.
- If you want to learn more about the ARMv8 development platform: Setting up Android on Juno
- Apple iPhone6 and Smart Watch: The Design Implications by Brian Fuller
- Thread: What makes it different?by Bill Curtis and The I in IoT by Kris Flautner.
ARM TechCon is approaching. Tell us about your presence, and tag your content techcon2014 for better visibility:
- ARM TechCon 2014: Where some of the 'Most Influential People in the World' will unite by Brad Nemire
- IOT Virtual Machines and Consumer Code by Texas Instruments Leonardo Estevez
- Explore industry leading STM32 and embedded technologies at ARMTechCon by STMicroelectronics Sylvie Boube-Politano
- ARM TechCon 2014 - The big reveal by SOMNIUM Technologies Daniel O'Hara
- Using ARM Compiler 6 with Carbon Performance Analysis Kits (CPAKs) by Carbon Design Systems Jason Andrews
This week, we welcome Moortec Semiconductor with Stephen Crosher who already posted a couple of blogs. Stephen, don't forget to add your products in your company space so they can be found and advised by the search and recommendation engine.
Tip - ARM Employees in the Community
To avoid frustration, we request that you do not send private messages or emails to our staff unless they asked you to.
ARM employees (and anyone) are advised to decline any private support: that defeats the purpose of a community (answer once, help many).
I hope that you will understand that 1-2-1 timely support for everything is not a scalable model: with 6.000 members and many more readers, it just cannot work effectively.
And don't forget, How can we improve the group overview page so it is more relevant to YOU?!