SEP
21
2005

UI Guidelines for Content Management Systems @ Berlin OSU Meeting

Today, we'll have another Open Software Usability meeting in Berlin, 20.00, at relevantive.

Today's topics:

SEP
16
2005

cold rain....

... where are last year's autumn skies?

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SEP
12
2005

A good laugh?!

Need a funny start for this week?


Try Microsoft tries to recruit me by Eric S. Raymond.


SEP
8
2005

Pedestrian Lights



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Some of you may have spotted the funny pedestrian lights in Malaga: When jumping to 'Go!', the small green man starts to walk and a countdown tells the pedestrian how much time is left to cross the road. When counting 8 seconds, the man starts to hurry: He runs to get to the other side of the street :)

SEP
4
2005

moving on ....

aKademy is over now - time for a final summary :) One of my personal highlights was Richard Moore hacking the What's this help. Improving the usability of the What's this help has been a concern to me for quite a long time, I had some ideas in mind but never found somebody to implement them. Thanks Richard! Our final goal is to make it part of a nested contextual help system: The user will be guided right from the descriptions in the interface (labels, tooltips e.g.) to the more descriptive What's this help and finally to the corresponding pages in the manual or in a tutorial.

AUG
30
2005

Usability Track @ akademy

Now that the whole usability crowd has arrived (Tina, Florian, Celeste, Thomas, Aaron, Jan and me) we proudly present the final schedule of our usability track :)


Thursday, September 1st:

15.00-16.00
Report on the collaboration between usability and developers (What happened last year?)

16.00-19.00
BoF KDE Human Interface Guidelines

AUG
27
2005

summer, sun and ... computers :)

.. this is quite close to my dream of a wlan island as my permanent residence ;-)



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You might guess it: I'm in Malaga, and hey - 16 women have registered for aKademy this year!



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AUG
24
2005

paper prototyping for fun and profit

A few weeks ago, we did a session on [w:paper prototyping|paper prototyping]* at the Berlin Open Software Usability meeting. Sven was currently implementing a new PDF import dialog for the GIMP, so we chose it for our exercise. In his blog, he describes the procedure and confronts the results of our prototyping with the current dialog.

AUG
22
2005

Speed up!

I installed OpenSUSE this weekend and - I guess you've heard it before - it boots in about 10 seconds!! It's amazing when this happens to your own computer :-)

AUG
15
2005

Tenor @ the Berlin Open Software Usability Meeting

As posted before, we have regular Open Software Usability meetings in Berlin. This week, we'll talk about a future frontend for browsing with Tenor, KDE's contextual linking engine. Scott will be there to provide us with information on Tenor's background and the data structure.

If you are around (and know reading German), you are welcome to join us:

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