Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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  • Introduction to the Collaboration Area
  • Overview of Usability Concepts:
    • Definitions: Utility, Usability, Usefulness, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX)
    • Assessing Needs & Establishing Scope
    • Structuring Information
    • Creating Content and Features
    • Testing & Validating User Feedback
  • Application of Usability Concepts to CDI wiki:
    • What actually needs to be on the front page for maximum usability?

    • How can collaboration area pages be (semi)-standardized in order to route people to the information they need? (find presentation, join mailing list)

    • How do I figure out what people are actually using the wiki for?

Meeting Notes: please use this link for the original notes, and this link for the notes archived on the wiki

Presentation: UsabilityMonthlyMeeting_20191218.pdf

Recording: 191218-CDI-Usability.mp4