June 20th Session at the 2016 Conference
The session had two parts:
Part 1:Three brief (6 min) presentations from these
The discussion was over the current website and what types of
question should we ask people
PART 2: The Facilitated Discussion and Shared Comments:
1) A suggestions was made to reduce the amount of text on the first page. We could do this by moving the
welcome text to the new member page and having a one sentence opening.
2) We discussed the reduction of the number of large buttons on the home page-- decision was made
that we did not need the returning member button and page. There was a suggestion that we remove
the blog if there was not more content.
3) While more images make the site more visually interesting, it is hard to figure out what image
represents ARNA. Margaret is taking conference photos hoping to find some images that will work.
4) The survey questions seemed reasonable. Some information is available from the analytics but
getting direct information from the members would help to rethink the future of the site.
5) The issue of different languages came up we reviewed the strategy that we had over time and
our current use of google translation. We expect that the team will learn a great deal with the
next conference in Columbia as the majority of the content will be in Spanish and we will be using the google
translation for change from Spanish to English. We will get a better sense of how this works and
when it is better to feature pages in two or more languages and when we can rely on translations.
We also thought that it would be good to open the page with a welcome in multiple languages.