GNOME gains a usability specialist
Posted Aug 15, 2013 18:14 UTC (Thu) by drag (guest, #31333)
Posted Aug 16, 2013 4:47 UTC (Fri) by asaz989 (subscriber, #67798)
Posted Aug 17, 2013 9:27 UTC (Sat) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
Don't spread FUD, please. There is plenty of usability work going on in KDE. See for example the work by one of KDE's usability experts, Björn Balazs, founder of openusability.org... He's been involved with his Usability company since the 4.0 release and they're now helping with the work on a new hig.
We hosted together a whole day of usability testing sessions at the last Akademy. Another team member Thomas Pfeiffer spoke about the usability work he does for the Plasma team at Akademy in 2012.
It's great that GNOME gets such a nice article about a student from India doing some usability work for her thesis but that doesn't mean there is nothing going on in other projects.
There is plenty of work to be done on usability in Free Software and we're all very much looking forward to more help. Ridiculous claims like "Oh, only GNOME does real usability tests" doesn't help anybody.
Posted Aug 17, 2013 0:46 UTC (Sat) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
And it shows that you don't need to be a coder to make a difference.
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