Great to see the progress! -jd
We agree with Myrle about the need for design WITH research, and Professor Aylesworth about the importance of licking the ice-cream scoop step!
This is why it is important to designers to actually observe people solving a particular problem, rather than just ideating alone in their office.
(Credit: Professor Andy Aylesworth)
Paper prototypes are a great way to get started without needing to worry about throwing away code and work – and they "…Work as Well as Software Prototypes" (2005)
General Writing tips:
Active voice, using common words and avoiding redundancies
What should the label of the button be? “Think about what your user would say if you asked him what he was trying to do.” https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/the-grammar-of-interactivity/
Some @Blender@twitter.com fixes
Blender LTS update!
🐞 Version 2.83.9 brings 14 fixes since the last release.
➡️ Download + Changelog at https://blender.org/lts
Dev update for #opensource UI design tool Penpot (formerly UXBOX) -jd
Penpot dev update! #DevDiary 📔
Early November 🗓:
• Color gradients
• Effects - Blur
• Masking elements
• Handoff - Properties
Help @firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about their users and what they need
We don't know much about you (by design!), so UX research is essential to improve Signal for everyone. Learn more about our first user survey here: https://signal.org/blog/signal-research/
You've got 3 more days to submit your proposal for @Fossbckstg@twitter.com 2021.
If you are a designer working in open source, you should submit a talk.
It will be happening remotely.
The @Fossbckstg@twitter.com (Online) 2021 call for participation closes in less than 7 days (Oct 25th). It will take place online.
If you are a UX designer working in Open Source, consider submitting a talk.
More information here:
Had a great time talking about Design Contributions for your OSS Project with @EriolDoesDesign@twitter.com at @AllThingsOpen@twitter.com 2020. 🎉💯
Day 1 at @openSUSE@twitter.com & @email@example.com conference!
Find out more at 👉 http://events.opensuse.org/conferences/oSLO/program/proposals/3241
The FOSS Backstage conference is coming to a screen near you in February 2021. They are interested in having sessions about design. If you have been involved with design work in free / open source software, submit a proposal! https://foss-backstage.de/call-participation
GIMP 2.10.22 is out with bug fixes and numerous improvements for file formats support, including newly added support for loading and exporting AVIF files.
Release notes: https://www.gimp.org/news/2020/10/07/gimp-2-10-22-released/
No software is secure unless it's usable. And no software is usable unless it's well designed. As engineers, we don't often consider the user's experience - what are their skills? what do they care about? 🤔
This & more in the @firstname.lastname@example.org talk from @LaceWingTech@twitter.com!
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!