Thu 11 Jul 2013 3:18AM

How Loomio works diagram

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How loomio works



[deactivated account] Thu 11 Jul 2013 3:28AM

That looks great start - it might be an idea to have a series of different ones for different types of potential users, i.e. this one would be great for families/or groups of friends.

It might be useful to have a little bit of explanation of what the different colours mean when considering a proposal.


vivien maidaborn Thu 11 Jul 2013 5:21AM

I am loving the no words, and think the thumbs speak for themselves but could get very excited about the idea of a range for different types of groups using the same formula.
Awesome work Matt!


[deactivated account] Thu 11 Jul 2013 5:30AM

I must say I also like the absence of words. For some reason those thumbs didn't overly register with me on first look.


Richard D. Bartlett Thu 11 Jul 2013 6:37AM

I love this, lots of fun feeding into your design process Matt.

We need thumbier thumbs!


Matthew Bartlett Thu 11 Jul 2013 6:34PM

@neilmorris @richarddbartlett — now with thumbier thumbs.


Benjamin Knight Thu 11 Jul 2013 9:06PM

I like it so much @matthewbartlett! Those thumbs are exquisitely thumby!

Is it hard to substitute them into the app too!?


Aaron Thornton Thu 11 Jul 2013 9:28PM

I wonder if it would look/work better if the conversation continued all the way down and the proposals jumped out of it maybe like speech bubbles, looping back when unsuccessful or peeling off to the outcome. I also wonder if the imaginative trip to the moon might weaken the strength of its usefulness. Personal thoughts only you may ignore.


Matthew Bartlett Fri 12 Jul 2013 12:42AM

@benjaminknightloom I'm pretty sure those thumbs come from the same files that were used to make our present buttons...


Benjamin Knight Fri 12 Jul 2013 5:35AM

ha even better :)


Anna Guenther Fri 12 Jul 2013 6:32AM

I love it @matthewbartlett :)


[deactivated account] Fri 12 Jul 2013 8:02AM

Awesome job, @matthewbartlett!


Matthew Bartlett Fri 12 Jul 2013 8:03PM

thanks team, but it's been a totally collaborative effort


Simon Tegg Fri 12 Jul 2013 8:27PM

Ben's beach proposal is genius! So good at finding common ground.


Chris Taklis Fri 12 Jul 2013 9:25PM

that diagram is excellent and gave it to friends as "field guide" of how it works loomio!


Richard D. Bartlett Sat 13 Jul 2013 4:33AM

@matthewbartlett if you get a chance to make an html version of this we can get it translated for international use. Perhaps think about how it could be integrated into https://www.loomio.org/about#how-it-works ?


Robert Guthrie Sat 13 Jul 2013 10:50AM

Love this.


Matthew Bartlett Sun 14 Jul 2013 7:09PM

@richarddbartlett how about an image with the text gone that you can position some divs over?


Matthew Bartlett Sun 14 Jul 2013 7:10PM

@benjaminknightloom where do you want those thumbs to appear in the app? They're the same as the ones on the present position buttons...


Benjamin Knight Mon 15 Jul 2013 5:54AM

@matthewbartlett , disregard my comment, I was thinking these ones were a different shape but they were just a bit bigger. Forget this ever happened!


Jesse Doud Mon 15 Jul 2013 10:23AM

<3 <3 <3


Aaron Thornton Mon 22 Jul 2013 8:50PM

@benjaminknightloom how could you not recognize the Loomio thumb, I won't forget....


[deactivated account] Tue 23 Jul 2013 1:45AM

I received some interesting feedback today which may be useful. A friend is using Loomio with her family to make family decisions. Her comments outline the difficulties her kids have with using Loomio:

"They are slightly confused about where to enter stuff
So that could be made clearer...whether you are making a new proposal, commenting on a current one or commenting in a vote.

It's all clear enough when you have the whole idea in mind but they struggled at first with that."


Alanna Irving Wed 24 Jul 2013 11:52PM

I love the idea of user testing on kids


Katherine Despot Thu 25 Jul 2013 10:28PM

I love your diagram @matthewbartlett I think it clearly sums up the process - which is great for people who are just being introduced to loomio. I'm actually doing my dissertation about democratic deliberation and environmental decision-making and I'm using loomio as part of my study. Could I use your diagram (with proper referencing) in the dissertation? The dissertation will be kept in the geography department at UCL so other students can have a glimpse of how it works


Matthew Bartlett Thu 25 Jul 2013 11:36PM

@katherinedespot wonderful! Yes you may. It's under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. Let me know if you need anything else (e.g. higher res, different file format)