WE ANALYSE YOUR USERS NEEDS

Avoid undesirable developments. We facilitate to recognise the range of your product functions making sense for your users – because by dint of our psychologic expertise we understand humans within their diversity.

KSysGuard: The Green Paper

This green paper summarizes user comments regarding needs and wishes for a new KSysGuard and presents a couple of mockups to initiate the discussion at the KDE forums.more...

KSysGuard: What are your requirements from a system monitor?

The KDE system monitor needs an update. In the first step we like to ask you to join the brainstorming about requirements. What do you want integrated into KSysGuard?more...

Spring break for the KDE system monitor

KSysGuard underperformes in both visual as well as functional respect. Unfortunately it is not actively maintained yet so we are looking for developers first before starting with ideas about the redesign.more...

Libreoffice Design Session: Inserting a Chart

The Libreoffice UX team presents ideas for an updated workflow to insert charts. We show mockups how the dialog may look like and idea how to tweak your graph to perfection.more...

Libreoffice Design Session: Shapes

The Libreoffice UX team presents two proposals on how to access shapes from the sidebar, with the goal to unify the look and feel of Libreoffice tools and to get more space for additional categories of shapes.more...

Help to find better metaphors

A big problem of KDE Activities is their name. It builds up a poor mental model and thus makes life hard for users. With this post we ask you to help us finding a better name for the underlying concepts.more...

Libreoffice Design Session: Special Character

The Libreoffice UX team presents two proposals for an improved dialog to insert special characters. While the first option was designed with a good balance between effort and benefit in mind, the second solution would be really awesome.more...

Libreoffice Design Session: CMIS Improvement

The Libreoffice UX team presents a proposal for an improved integration of content management interoperability services (CMIS). It was the outcome of the second 'design session' that will be conducted regularly.more...

Libreoffice Design Session: Entries at Indexes and Tables

The Libreoffice UX team presents a proposal for an improved dialog to tweak the entries of table of contents. It was the outcome of the first 'design session' that will be conducted regularly.more...

Discuss the Future of Activities and Virtual Desktops

We ask for your feedback on a future scenario on what Activities and Virtual Desktops could evolve to.more...

Tracking changes with Libreoffice

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.more...

Rapid UI development for TrustBridge

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

How to make Libreoffice Customization usable

Libreoffice customization is quite powerful in terms of functionality but has some room for improvement regarding usability. This blog post starts the discussion about requirements with the current scope and shows some mockups that might be an improvement to the current design.more...

How people utilize Libreoffice Impress

In the last couple of weeks, we ran several surveys in order to gather user feedback on optimizations we were making to the toolbar and applications of Libreoffice. In this posting we present the results for Impress.more...

Why do(n’t) you use Activities?

On our quest for improving the concept of Virtual Desktops and Activities on the KDE Desktop, we once again ask you to share your experiences.more...

Using the Kano method to prioritize requirements

On the basis of data from the user survey about KGet we show how to apply the Kano method for use in massively multi-user online surveys.more...

What people think about KGet

We present the results of the survey how people currently use KGet.more...

How do you use Libreoffice Impress?

Please participate in a survey about your workflow with Libreoffice Impress and how you want to have its toolbar configured by default.more...

Please participate in a survey about KDE’s download manager KGet

Please participate in a survey about KDE's download manager KGet.more...

Results of survey about Libreoffice Calc’s toolbar configuration

We present the results from the survey about toolbar usage in Libreoffice Calc.more...

Once again: Survey on Libreoffice Calc’s toolbar

Please participate in a short survey on configuration of Libreoffice Calc's toolbar.more...

How do you want Libreoffice Calc’s toolbar configured?

Please participate in another short survey, now on how you want to have Libreoffice Calc's toolbar configured by default.more...

Extracting the DNA of icons

We present a way to measure the quality of icons using a large scale online test. With this data in hand, we seek inspiration on effects on the quality of icon sets.more...

Standard toolbar in Libreoffice

The Libreoffice design team discussed the results of the last survey about some functions in the toolbar. In this posting we share our conclusions.more...

How do Virtual Desktops make your life easier?

Virtual Desktops are an important part not only of the KDE experience. We seek your feedback on the question how Virtual Desktops actually affect your life.more...

phpList wants to learn more about their users

phpList has teamed up with User Prompt to learn more about you - the phpList users. The first step is to ask you to participate in a small (5 minute) survey.more...

How could KTracks look like?

In a series of articles we illustrate the user centered design process from scratch, based on a still missing application in the KDE world: KTracks, an endurance activity tracker. In this part #3 we present mockups of the application.more...

What do you require from KTracks?

In a series of articles we illustrate the user centered design process from scratch, based on a still missing application in the KDE world: KTracks, an endurance activity tracker. In this part #2 we talk about requirements.more...

What is KTracks?

In a series of articles we illustrate the user centered design process from scratch, based on a still missing application in the KDE world: KTracks, an endurance activity tracker.more...

Reprise of Akademy 2014: Artikulate

During Akademy 2014 BoFs we scrutinized some applications usability and visual design. In this article we present the outcome of our work with the KDE pronunciation trainer 'Artikulate'.more...

Vote for your Keyboard Layout Switcher plasmoid

Please vote for your favored design and workflow of the KDE keyboard switcher plasmoid.more...

Akademy: Getting Usability / UX advice for your project

To get Usability and UX advice for your project, Akademy is the perfect place. If you are interested, please register your project in our 'User Interface Design Room' timetable.more...

Active seminar for user-centered development

Modern product development puts the user in the center at an early stage. Our active seminar equips you with the knowledge you need to do so.more...

KDE Network Manager: Results of the Card Sorting

Some weeks ago we asked you for your participation in the online sorting of KDE Network Manager details. This article presents the results.more...

KDE Network Manager: Understanding the mental model

We ask you to participate in a card-sorting study about the details of KDE Network Manager. With this study we want to better understand how to structure the available details.more...

KDE Network Manager: Details sorted

More than 800 people participated in our online sorting of the KDE Network Manager details. In this article we present the results.more...

KDE Network Manager: Sorting the details

We ask you to participate in a little survey to help us sort the details of network connections.more...

Tax Return: Now even easier!

User Prompt supports the Akademische Arbeitsgemeinschaft in their revision of the tax software 'SteuerSparErklärung'. The first improvements were made on the home page.more...

KScreen: Results of the user survey

We present the results of our survey about user requirements of screen management tools and the KScreen usability tests during Akademy 2013.more...

Quo vadis, Dolphin? Motifs as replacement for persona.

We conducted a large study about strengths and weaknesses of file managers in may 2013. In this article we present the results regarding demographics of participants and in particular their motifs.more...

Participate in KScreen Survey: How do you setup your screen(s)?

Call for participation in a study about the requirements for the screen management tools KScreen.more...

Quo vadis, Dolphin? More results from the user study.

We conducted a large study about strength and weakness of file managers in may 2013. In this article we present the first part of the statistical analysis.more...

Quo vadis, Dolphin? First results from the user study.

We conducted a large study about strength and weakness of file managers in may 2013. In this article we present first results, discuss issues and questions that occur during the study, and present the schedule for the statistical analysis.more...

Participate: Are you perfectly satisfied with your file manager?

User Prompt announces the start of a large study on file managers. You are invited to participate!more...

Quo vadis, Dolphin? Results from the developers study.

We report the results of our Dolphin developer study and outline the follow-up study with users. Next to feedback we are looking for translation support.more...

Quo vadis, Dolphin? Preparation of the developer study.

Together with the developers of Dolphin we are planning to improve the sidebars in Dolphin with a special focus on the concept of 'recents'.more...

No Clairvoyance: Data-driven Creation of Personas

Together with Steganos we analyzed their target users. We ran an online survey to create Personas based on valid and representative data.more...

Survey Results: Tine 2.0 is grown up

The results of the Milan user survey prove Tine 2.0 to be a mature groupware system. But as in real life: Growing up also causes some pain.more...

LibreOffice Icon Test: Where are the women?

More than 3000 users took part in the first two LibreOffice icon tests. The demographics prove us to have gathered reliable data.more...

Usability Engineering for Medical Devices following ISO/IEC 62366

Medical devices are subject to highest security conditions. To avoid misuse we adapted our development process to be compliant with the ISO 62366.more...

Tine 2.0: Results of October 2011 Survey

In the last weeks the Tine 2.0 team again asked the users to rate the Usability of Tine 2.0. The results show that for the first time Tine 2.0 has met the Usability goals for all sub-application. Also we learned a lot about the use of email and filters.more...

LibreOffice user research – Summary

This is the last post about our LibreOffice survey done with UserWeave and we sum up the main findings. Find out about the users of LibreOffice and how motifs can help you to create better personas.more...

LibreOffice user research – Results vol.4

Do users want Ribbons? This post about the software preferences of LibreOffice users answers this and other intresting questions and is part of the results of our extensive user research.more...

Yes, you can contribute to Forge Sprint 2011!

The KDE Forge sprint 2011 will be held in Madrid this year. We are looking for your contribution.more...

LibreOffice user research – Results vol.3

Impress is for people that want to impress and Base and Calc will become extinct? Read about the users and the usage of LibreOffice applications as part of the results of our extensive study of LibreOffice users.more...

LibreOffice user research – Results vol.2

Motifs have the potential to make the creation of personas easier and more scientific. We have done some research together with the users of LibreOffice and show how to work with motifs.more...

LibreOffice user research – Results vol.1

More than 5400 people took part in our LibreOffice User study. The results give insights about who the users of LibreOffice are and how motifs can help to describe them.more...

First LibreOffice user research survey closed

The first user research survey for LibreOffice has just been closed. About 5400 participants exceeded our hopes and expectations by far.more...

Results of Tine 2.0 time tracking survey April 2011

The April 2011 survey with Tine 2.0 users shows a great satisfaction with the current implementation. A "quick add" seems to be the most useful add-on.more...

Tine 2.0 Timetracker Survey

We just started a quick new survey on UserWeave for our ongoing project Tine 2.0.more...

Universal Design and Free Software

"Universal Design" addresses an unrealistic goal. There is no way to create anything that fits everyone. But Free Software offers different hope to reach the same goal: adaptability.more...

Feedback pouring in!

The last Tine 2.0 user survey shows great satisfaction. Most of the wishes users have are actually in the pipeline for the next release.more...

Results of past Tine 2.0 User Surveys

The results of our last Tine 2.0 user surveys show that we are taking the right way in the development. Our Usability benchmarks are reached and we are adding the most wanted feature to the next version of Tine 2.0.more...

Age distribution from last Icon Test

The age distribution of the last KMail icon test.more...

Tine 2.0: New survey strategy and results of August beta user survey

Today we are announcing the next user survey for Tine 2.0. The results of the past test prove us to be on the right track and encourage us to continue with this user involvement strategy.more...

Results of Tine User Survey (September 2009)

The results of the last Tine 2.0 user survey give great insight in the usage and quality of the individual components of Tine 2.0 and sho that we are on a good track with the development.more...

Lessons from Season of Usability

Read the personal experiences from Julia who participated as a student in the Open Usability Season of Usability, working on Gallery.more...

Survey Results

Our last survey with Tine 2.0 users shows that synchronisation is the most important feature for calendar users.more...

Survey on calendar use

We announce the immediate availability of a new Tine 2.0 user survey on calendar use and ask you to participate.more...

More news from our secondary personas

A persona was created for Tine 2.0 that helps us to guide the future development even when we cannot talk to users directly.more...

Secondary Persona No. 1

Personas help to guide the development even though you cannot talk to users directly. This is why we created Susan for the Tine 2.0 project.more...

Introducing … John Smith

Our primary persona John helps us to always keep the right track in the development of Tine 2.0.more...

The vision of Tine 2.0

The vision for the development of Tine 2.0 defines long term goals.more...