OpenUsability

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OpenUsability is a project to help usability experts coordinate with open source software projects to improve the software's interaction and usability. They have worked with projects such as GIMP and KDE.

History[edit]

OpenUsability was originally a thought that developed at the KDE developers conference in 2003 after a comparison of usability in Windows XP and KDE 3.1 was performed. Open source projects were able to register with OpenUsability from 2004 onwards.[1]

Examples[edit]

OpenPrinting
OpenPrinting is a project to increase the quality of printing on Linux Desktops. The user interaction and interface has been designed by members of the OpenUsability project.[2]
GIMP
An interaction design team has been formed for GIMP, the lead developer of GIMP Sven Neumann originally applied to OpenUsability.

Season of Usability[edit]

Season of Usability is a series of sponsored design projects for students, in order to get them involved in FLOSS projects.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OpenUsability Project. "About". Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  2. ^ The Linux Foundation. "OpenPrinting". Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  3. ^ OpenUsability Project. "Season of Usability". Retrieved 2011-06-30. 

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