Designing in the open - The UX of UX
How does this thing called open source design work, or doesn't work. Maybe?
Open source software has always been engineering driven. Most of the people building open source software are engineers with major turn on for features and more features which kind of explains how a lot of open source projects have rich and extremely important features but are a pain to see or work with. This talk aims to deal with this problem of designing in the open which is often neglected. Tools like GitHub, GitLab, etc. can actually become an arena for usability testing and give extremely promising output only if it follows an effective design process. This talk is also a practical guide for budding designers to get started with open source software.
- I have been an active design contributor to Nextcloud (formally ownCloud) since around 4 years now.
- I designed and now maintain the most used yet extremely complex Nextcloud application, which the Inc supports.
- A thorough resource on conducting usability testing in free software
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