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Archive for February, 2015

Campaign to Better Involve Users

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Sign and share our campaign to create tools that allow users to actively participate in the development of products.

User Centric Development today follows a one way communication. Whenever developers need some information, they ask the users (neglecting the problem of reaching a representative sample of users here).

The other way around is much harder – users willing to contribute to a project have to use the tools that work for us, like IRC, bugtracker, forums or mailing lists. Unfortunately these tools are extremely discouraging for normal users.

We need to change this.

We do Free Software and we want and need users to actively participate in the ongoing development. It is the only way to create great products. We hence need new tools for participation, that are made for the need of normal users.

Help us to get there and sign and share the campaign to respect user rights.

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Tracking changes with Libreoffice

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The Libreoffice UX team shows a proposal for the management of change tracking. It intends to have a comprehensive and good-looking overview but with the flexibility to add future enhancements. Read more…


Rapid UI development for TrustBridge

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

TrustBridge is a secure root certificate installer for Windows and Linux. In this article we outline the development of the User Experience.

Last year we teamed up with Intevation to create interfaces and interactions for TrustBridge. TrustBridge is a secure root certificate installer for Windows and Linux, contracted by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). And it is free software.

When we joined the project some interfaces were already done. They were mostly used to communicate with the client about the expected functionality. For this article they can be used for a before and after comparison.

Read on…