Short survey on Gallery use for a Carnegie Mellon University research project


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Posted: Tue, 2012-02-07 19:05

I'm a doctoral candidate at Carnegie Mellon University researching security and privacy, and I would like to ask you to please take this survey on how you use access-control permissions in Gallery. My thesis research looks at how to make people more aware of their access-control settings and options. This is an exploratory survey to better understand how people use these technologies in Gallery.

I expect this survey to take less than 5 minutes. You will need to be at least 18 years old. Participation is voluntary and the results will be anonymous.


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Posted: Tue, 2012-02-07 19:41

I have made this tread sticky so it will stay at the top of the list. Let me know when you conclude the survey so I can 'unsticky' the topic.

Just a FYI, here is a survey that we conducted in 2007/8. It was more a usability survey and was used as a staring point for G3.

Looking forward to the results.

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Posted: Thu, 2012-02-09 07:35

What is that access control module you talk about in your survey? Presents


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Posted: Thu, 2012-02-09 14:50

For my PhD thesis I am looking at how people become aware of, and correct, access-control permission errors. To that end I've created a Gallery module that, theoretically, makes permission modification easier and puts a small block on the sidebar and/or under each album thumbnail detailing what the permissions for that album are. I have been using the module to run lab tests to determine if users spot errors using the sidebar block. The lab tests indicate that showing such a block could be useful but there is a big difference between the lab and the real world. If I can find enough interest I would like to run a study where several existing Gallery users install the module and use it on their site for a month or so.

I have not put the module up on Gallery's module site yet because I want to try using it in a real world study first. After I have completed my thesis work I will be sure to put it up on the site for use by anyone.

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Posted: Sun, 2012-02-12 11:21

@kaniea: i help maintain - we use Gallery2, I'll forward your survey to our mailing list.

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Posted: Fri, 2012-03-30 16:59

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