Curating process

Overview of the Curating Process

1. Definition of Role: 

The Curator role is responsible for reviewing in-app tutorials and providing review and QE comments back to the author.

2. Workflow

During initial content curation review

  • Use TB Content Production View to update progress
    • Updates the TB_content_status as the tutorial moves through the pipeline.
    • Finalizes the tutorial title, working with the Community Manager. After the Curator and the Community Manager agree on a final title, the Curator adds this Title from Tutorial Builder into the final_title field. 
    • The title must be finalized and in Alexandria before the tutorial is sent to QE.
  • Curator either approves or rejects tutorial (can be more than 1 round)
    • Approves: Tutorial moves to QE review
    • Rejects
      • Curator adds review comments to Author Brief and tags the author
      • Curator rejects the tutorial in the Tutorial Builder
      • Authors will receive an email notification that their tutorial needs attention, which can be found in their Author Brief in this folder: +Author feedback on tutorials
    • Author modifies, previews and resubmits in the Tutorial Builder.
  • Curator approves tutorial.
  • During QE curation review
    • Use TB Content Production View to update progress
      • Updates TB_content_status as the tutorial moves through the pipeline. 
      • If QE rejects a tutorial, it is returned to the Curator in Tutorial Builder. The comments are listed in the qe_comments field, the curator is tagged @ in the field. 
      • If no fixes are needed, tag @ QE in the qe_comments field, along with date and initials, and approve the tutorial in Tutorial Builder and change the status in TB_content_status to Curator: QE content approved.
    • If fixes are needed:
      • Add review comments to Author Brief and tag author
      • Reject tutorial in the Tutorial Builder
      • Author will receive an email notification that their tutorial needs attention, which can be found in their Author Paper Doc in this folder: +Author feedback on tutorials 
      • Author modifies, previews and resubmits in Tutorial Builder.
      • Curator checks fixes, tags QE in the qe_comments field as needed, lets QE know of all updates, adds date and initials; and approves in Tutorial Builder. 
        • For Illustrator: Curator provides review comments on section images as well as text. Curator adds separate rows for discussion of images.

3. Curator Guidelines

  • Curator reviews what the end-user will see 
  • Checks for basic usability
    • Makes sure coach marks proceed and point to the correct place
  • Makes sure tutorial complies with best practices, asset guidelines, and image specs
  • Understands the current limitations of Tutorial Builder and suggests alternative solutions for blockers
  • Determines if the content is outlined in the best way for the End User?
    • Takes into consideration user level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced
  • Makes sure each step is created using the preferred, as-designed method
    • Curators should know the best approach to making a coach mark, so they will be able to catch places where authors did not add the coach mark correctly. 
  • Evaluates whether the tutorial focuses on the planned topic and learning goals.
    • Works with author to repoint the tutorial toward its focus when needed.
  • Checks the Starter file to make sure it works well with a) the instruction and b) current feature constraints of Tutorial Builder. 
  • Copyediting:
    • Checks for typos
    • Checks for run-on sentences
    • Checks punctuation
  • Allows the author’s voice to be heard.
  • If a Curator runs into something technical they think might be a Tutorial Builder bug, they should consult with their Community Manager first. 
    • Be prepared to file a JIRA ticket if needed.

 Adobe

Get help faster and easier

New user?

Adobe MAX 2024

Adobe MAX
The Creativity Conference

Oct 14–16 Miami Beach and online

Adobe MAX

The Creativity Conference

Oct 14–16 Miami Beach and online

Adobe MAX 2024

Adobe MAX
The Creativity Conference

Oct 14–16 Miami Beach and online

Adobe MAX

The Creativity Conference

Oct 14–16 Miami Beach and online