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Author(s): University of Leeds
Published in: 2021
Pages: 6
Publisher: University of Leeds


SFD Promotion Initiative Phase 3: Enhancing User Experience

This report is a summary of a virtual meeting held on 9th September 2020, and hosted by the University of Leeds. The background information is found below.

In Phase 3 the SFD-PI are working to enhance the tools and resources available to support users to produce an SFD graphic. The inherent simplicity of the SFD should make it accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. However, the experience from the SFD-PI (phases 1 and 2) suggests that the tools are often used incorrectly or only partially used, leading to the production of poor quality or unreliable SFDs. The meeting was part of a consultation on options for enhancing the user experience with SFD data collection and entry.

Prior to the meeting, a recorded presentation was sent to all participants on possible options for improving SFD data collection and entry, along with a request to prepare a one-minute statement highlighting their ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ regarding SFD data collection and the graphic generator.