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Submissions/Small process helpers: The case for widgets

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.
Title of the submission

Small Process Helpers: The case for Widgets

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Andrew Garrett

E-mail address




Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikimedia projects are well known to include extensive amounts of complicated process. Whereas the Gadgets architecture in Wikimedia has been used quite successfully to improve process usage by experienced users, it has been underused in providing process usability enhancements for new users. Recently, I implemented a Gadget on the Wikipedia Teahouse's "ask a question" page that improved its usability substantially.

This panel is a discussion of how we might implement similar "widgets" to improve the experience of new editors.


Technology and Infrastructure

Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
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