Design/UX #4225


Add information to DIRT page (in Create a Group)

Added by Samantha Raddatz over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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The eighth step, to enable ‘Digital Research Tools,’ does not have any explanatory information about what this tab offers. Can it be customized or is it a set list of tools chosen by CUNY?

Add information about these tools, why a group might want to add this tab, or link to Codex (
If customizable, add those options here too.


22creategroup3.png (42.1 KB) 22creategroup3.png screenshot w no explanatory information Samantha Raddatz, 2015-06-25 11:01 AM
Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Category name changed from User Experience to DiRT Integration
  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Matt Gold
  • Target version set to Future release

My inclination is actually to remove this step from group creation altogether. Our group creation process is already painfully long, and this is a feature that few will want. The main downside is that removing it from group creation makes it less likely that people will use it. Matt, do you have any thoughts about this?

Actions #2

Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

I would like to find a middle road. Is it possible to have a single page where this "add-on," non-essential functionality could appear in a list of similar possible add-ons, each opening up accordion to reveal options if users are interested?

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

The BuddyPress group creation process is pretty lousy. See and It is probably worth sinking time into fixing it.

Actions #4

Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Sounds good to me.

Actions #5

Updated by Samantha Raddatz over 8 years ago

So the decision here is to overhaul the groups process on the BP-side, right? Do you need more from me for that?


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