hey there! I've started putting together a one-sheeter. Best Practices: Creating a Group/Community Our Jive is branded "Pulse", so you will see reference to that in there. I also borrowed heavily from a post in the JC, but I can't now remember where I got it from! If I can remember, I will come back and reference it! I am trying to keep it to a "one-sheet" reference, since most folks here are doing this as a side-of-desk activity-- one sheet =low barrier to entry. I also tried to gear it toward those who really don't know where to start.
Thanks! I've also been putting together step-by-step guides for designing the group overview page, such as adding a View Document widget for calls to action at the top of the page. For example, we recommend adding a small Edit link or icon so that you don't have to keep finding the document in the Content view to change things.
IcoJam released quite a few public domain icons, so we've selected a few to give the groups we're prototyping a consistent visual language:
- gear icon for View Document boxes that only admins can edit
- pencil icon for View Document boxes that anyone can edit
- briefcase or papers for links to content by category
- chat bubble for discussions
- question mark or lifesaver for help
and so on. A few well-chosen images help make the pages more engaging.
I'll see if I can convince people to let me share the docs out here. Thanks for sharing yours!
Update: More resources: Do you have any best practices for layout and design of Groups and Spaces?
a group overview page sounds like something I will need to create-- right now, in our current wiki, we have a page where we list all the team sites/communities. It is cumbersome/manual to update that list all the time. I will need to have an "overview" page that is similar, yet in Jive I am trying to figure out what content to put on it and how best to surface lists of all the groups (should I try to surface all groups, or just a select few? and then work on giving directions/tips on how to search for the group you want)... just some of the things I think about!