Talk:Learning patterns/Avoiding sensory overload at Wikimedia-events
This learning pattern was compiled by Wikimedia Nederland based on suggestions provided by the Wikimedia community on Meta and via email. Sandra Rientjes - Wikimedia Nederland (talk) 10:04, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
A few commentsEdit
Overall, I find this page gives useful information in a clear manner. Thanks! But I do have a few suggestions:
- Using (only) apps for communication should be avoided, but a Telegram group is OK I think this was overly distilled from the information-gathering page and wound up being a bit confusing, as it seems to imply that using only Telegram is OK. I'd rewrite it something like Using (only) apps for communication should be avoided. Using common apps such as Telegram to supplement non-app channels is OK
- Check regularly that [the low-stimulation] room is not being used for storage, meetings, workspace etc. Two comments:
- People silently working may be OK, as long as it doesn't wind up with the room being too crowded by people looking for a place to work (versus people working while de-stressing).
- You might add "sleeping" to the list of discouraged activities, in particular if people snore or make other noises in their sleep. If someone needs a nap, it would probably be best for them to go to their hotel/hostel room for that purpose.
- Provide clear information about transport from venue to accomodation. I'd recommend expanding on this, as in my experience it seems really hard to get right. Perhaps Provide clear, accurate information about transport from venue to accomodation. Schedules should include specific times. Check that transportation contractors are following the schedule.