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Re: Antw: [opensuse-usability] A Usability Based Challenge!
  • From: Andrew Laignel <a.laignel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:44:03 +0100
  • Message-id: <4607B203.3040403@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Siegfried Olschner wrote:
Usability in the OpenSource environment seems to be a science of it's own and your statement reminds me of an article by Nichols & Twidale -- The Usability of Open Source Software. http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_1/nichols/ The text will provide a better understanding in which situation/environment usability discussions take place in the OS development process.


I have to say I really agree with that article. I am far more interested in Usability and interface design than programming (although I am a programmer), but the problem I always found was the method of getting involved. My contributions are always viewed as unimportant and there are far too many toes to step on, especially considering improving for usability usually involves massive UI overhauls.

I hope that's changing now though!
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