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Baloo KCM

KDE sprint in Randa boosts productivity since VDG members and developers talk directly to each other. In this blog post we present an alternative for the configuration of Baloo file search that meets the guidelines for KCMs.more...

Look and Feel of Plasma sidebars

KDE sprint in Randa boosts productivity since VDG members and developers talk directly to each other. Goal of this proposal is to unify the user experience of Plasma sidebars.more...

KDE control module usability using the example of KCM for pointing devices

After reorganizing the system setting structure, the KDE control modules (KCM) should be updated as well. The pointing device KCM should be the proof-of-concept for all design ideas. Your feedback is highly appreciated, especially in respect to the duality of simple vs. advanced.more...

Usability at the KDE sprint in Randa

Upcoming KDE sprint in Randa will offer the opportunity to talk about usability, to improve user experience, and to discuss the workflow of applications.more...

Libreoffice Human Interface Guidelines: Context Menu and Sidebar

The Libreoffice Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) have been given a new lease on life. In this posting we present the recommendations for context menu and the sidebar.more...

Libreoffice Human Interface Guidelines: The second step

The Libreoffice Human Interface Guidlines (HIG) have been given a new lease on life. In this posting we introduce the impact of two primary personas on guidelines about menu bars and tool bars.more...

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...

Libreoffice Human Interface Guidelines: First steps

The Libreoffice Human Interface Guidlines (HIG) have been given a new lease on life. In the first step, generic artifacts including the vision, personas, and an UX manifesto are presented.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...

Campaign to Better Involve Users

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

About the performance of the Sifr icon set

We present results from the recent icon test using Sifr icons and compare it to the findings for Tango and Oxygen inspected in 2013.more...

How designers think about ‘Save as…’

In a short survey we analyzed the association for a couple of newly introduced 'Save as...' icons compared to the classic floppy symbol.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...

Find the best Icon for ‘Save as…’

Our friends from the World Usability Day in Stuttgart started a competition to create a new icon for 'Save as...'. We ask you to crowd curate the best one!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...

Participate: New LibreOffice Icon Test started

The LibreOffice design team announces the start of a new online icon test. You are invited to participate!more...

How do you want Libreoffice’s toolbar configured?

Please participate in a short survey on how you want to have Libreoffice's toolbar configured by default.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...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Crystal

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Crystal icon set.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...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Humanity

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Humanity icon set.more...

Reprise of Akademy 2014: KCM for network manager

Based on a BoF workshop and discussions during the Akademy 2014, we present a proposal for discussion how to integrate the network manager settings into KDE's system setting.more...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Treepata

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Treepata icon set.more...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Elementary

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Elementary icon set.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...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Breeze

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Breeze icon set.more...

Talking at KDE Akademy

At KDE Akademy starting Friday in Brno I will outline in a talk 'A quick guide how you can save the world or why it is impossible to do usability.'more...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Tango

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Tango icon set.more...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Nitrux

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Nitrux icon set.more...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Nuvola

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Nuvola icon set.more...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Faenza

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Faenza icon set.more...

Intermediate results of the icon tests: Oxygen

With a series of icon tests we currently study effects on the usability of icon design. This article however does not focus on these general design effects but presents findings specific to the Oxygen icon set.more...

KDE HIG: Search refined

The search pattern was analyzed, discussed and finally added to the KDE HIG. We outline the concept by means of modified KMail.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 System Settings: About the general navigation

KDE system settings are subject of ongoing discussions. In this article we present two alternative interactive prototypes for a possible future of the design. Please vote for the approach you like most.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...

Results of Card Sorting the KDE System Settings

Recently we run a survey on KDE's system setting with the goal to rearrange the control modules. Here we present the results and discuss a possible structure for the future system settings.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 HIG: The Search Pattern

For search and filter operations various solutions exist in KDE applications. We propose a new guideline for the search pattern to make UX consistent and reliable.more...

Re-sort KDE control modules

We like to ask you to participate in a study to improve organization of KDE control modules and system settings.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...

The Vision of KDE

KDE's current vision written in 2008 is rather outdated with its praise of KDE 4. So we should rethink what we want to achieve in future.more...

KNetworkManager: Approaching the finishing line

The next iteration of the KDE Network Manager brings it on the finishing line. Again we are looking for your feedback.more...

KDE HIG: Survey about how to align controls over multiple groups

In the course of revising the KDE HIG we reached a point where visual aspects are considered, in particular the alignment of controls. We'd like to ask you how to align controls over multiple groups.more...

Connect to Network Manager Prototype…

Building upon the lively response on the survey about the management of network connections in KDE, we now put a proposal for the further development up for discussion.more...

Quick Poll: Visibility of password fields

We want to introduce an inline toggle button for the visibility of password fields. Please help us to define the optimal behavior.more...

Results of the Tine 2.0 ‘Kristina’ Usability Benchmarking

We are investigating the users' satisfaction with the groupware Tine 2.0 for many years now. The results of the current benchmarking witness the success of our continuous usability work.more...

Shape the Future of Managing Network Connections in KDE

On the occasion of the World Usability Day 2013, we ask you - the users - to help us shape the future of KDE network connection management.more...

KDE human interface guidelines: About Viewing and Navigation

The KDE usability team is proud to present the next chapter of the human interface guidelines. We want to discuss the part about Viewing and Navigation.more...

What is a status bar good for?

The KDE usability team discusses pros and cons concerning the default visibility of the status bar and asks you to vote how the future should look like.more...

Participate: Tine 2.0 Kristina user survey started

New benchmarking survey for Tine 2.0 has been started.more...

KScreen: Proposal for the user interface

We present our first suggestion for the future KScreen UI based on the results of the survey about requirements.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...

KDE human interface guidelines: First steps

As announced recently, we are rebooting the KDE human interface guideline. The first revision is done and you are invited to join the discussion.more...

Basic Usability Testing at Home – notes from the workshop at Akademy 2013. By Jos Poortvliet

Jos Poortvliet of KDE fame has written a summary about the usability testing we did at Akademy 2013. We republish the article from his blog.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? The relation between the ISO 9241-110 and the rating of features.

We conducted a large study about strengths and weaknesses of file managers in may 2013. In this article we present the second part of the statistical analysis regarding the criteria of the ISO 9241-110.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...

Style the guide: A new HIG for KDE is in preparation

The KDE usability team announces the kick-off to reboot of the human interface guidelines (HIG).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...

Tip the tool: How to label toolbar functions

Toolbar functions should be labeled consistently starting with a verb which is followed by noun or adverb. We present recommendations to label the functions on Libreoffice' standard toolbar.more...

Metaphors behind icons – which are really useful?

Metaphors determine the association between a function and its icon. But sometimes these metaphors are misleading or ambiguous. With your help, we want to improve the metaphors used in Libreoffice.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...

Quick wins: Conclusions of the Libreoffice icon test

Some of the icons of LibreOffice are confusing. Based on the findings of our last study we present some quick and easy changes that improve functionality.more...

Participate: New LibreOffice Icon Test started

The LibreOffice design team announces the start of a new online icon test. You are invited to participate!more...

Semiotics in Usability: Guidelines for the Development of Icon Metaphors

In the development of icons, the metaphor plays a vital role to ensure reliable perception and comprehension. We introduce seven guidelines that help to create a balanced set of icons with high usability.more...

How abstract can an icon be? About Copy & Paste in LibreOffice

Functions without natural pendant need special attention, even the well known copy / paste. Designers have to analyze intrinsic functionality instead of simply visualizing computer nomenclature.more...

Where does the Navigator lead you?

We show on the example of the Navigator and two other functions that toolbars should not be toggled on and off by a button in the main toolbar.more...

Can a direction in time be displayed by spatial signs?

It is common practice to assign left and right with sequential steps in processing. It might be surprising that these simple functions may cause problems, but it shows the relevance of psychological knowledge to usability.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...

What is a pencil used for?

Which function do you expect when you see a pencil? To draw something or perhaps fill the background... But in the context of a word processor?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...

More is worse: About Detail in Icons

A statistical analysis shows that icons with less detail score better in terms of usability.more...

About Antiquated Metaphors in Icons

Antiquated metaphors in icons can work better than modern, but complicated ones. This can be shown on the example of the 'save' icon.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...

Participate: New LibreOffice Icon Test started

The LibreOffice design team announces the start of a new online icon test. You are invited to participate!more...

Participate: Tine 2.0 Milan user survey started

The Tine 2.0 development team announces the availability of a new online user benchmarking survey for the current Milan Release.more...

2012 – A good year for the user experience of Free Software?

With the start of User Prompt, Users and Usability of Free Software will win. The business model includes efforts in the Open Usability e.V. as well as releasing and developing a new Open Usability platform as Free Software. All employees will support Free Projects during part of their working time.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...

Looking back: LibreOffice Conference in Paris

I have been attending the great LibreOffice 2011 Conference in Paris and held a presentation about the problems of finding the gold in the input user provide.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...

Impressions of a usability guy on the Berlin Desktop Summit 2011

On the joint KDE / GNOME Desktop Summit the developer community showed great interest in working closer with their users.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...

If you are going to Berlin and want to know more about the users of your application…

... I would be very happy to talk to you!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...

Designer vs. Developer? A FLOSS perspective.

The relationship of developers and designers is full of misunderstandings. Projects fail, e. g. due to the struggle among different views on the same subject. Communication can be frustrating for both sides. But there is hope. In this article I want to share and discuss factors that facilitate a 'Designer with Developer' rather than a 'Designer vs. Developer' in FLOSS projects.more...

Hello LibreOffice!

User Prompt is happy to be part of the planet LibreOffice!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...

Wanted: Feedback on Kontact Mobile

We just have published a new version for Kontact Mobile on Maemo. I would like to encourage you to tell us how you like it.more...

The Kontact Mobile Team is looking for Testers

For the development of the new KDE Kontact based Free Software PIM client for smartphones, we are looking for testers.more...

Kontact mobile – new beta out for public testing

Kontact Mobile - the new KDE Kontact based PIM client for your smartphone - has released a brand new beta version. And we are asking you for your feedback!more...

When did you last keep a diary? Kontact Mobile is asking you to share your experience…

The new KDE based PIM client for the N900 is asking you to participate in our diary study. How does Kontact Mobile fit in your daily life?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...

Kontact goes mobile – and you can help to make it feel great!

We are happy to announce a new project where you can participate! KDE Kontact will be made available on mobile phones and we want your feedback to make it feel great!more...

Usability meets Open Source on Berlin LinuxTag

LinuxTag 2010 is about to start and we will - together with the OpenOffice.org User Experience team - hold an informal meeting on Usability in OpenSource.more...

Tine 2.0 Mock-Up-Challenge on the finishing line…

The Tine 2.0 Mock-Up Challenge is closing the doors. This is you last chance to help to define the future of Tine 2.0.more...

Results of KMail Icon Test #2

The 2nd KMail icon test with almost 2000 participants revealed that most icons are working well, but there still is room for improvement for some.more...

Participate: Icons of KDE SC put to the test – KMail, part 2

Please invest 5 minutes of your precious time and participate in our little survey to improve the quality of the oxygen icon-set!more...

Age distribution from last Icon Test

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

Results of KMail Icon Test #1

More than 3000 people took part in the KMail Icon Test. Most icons are working well, but some need attention. Interesting results are touching cutural aspects of the design of icons.more...

Tine 2.0 community mock-up challenge

Today we are announcing the Tine 2.0 community mock-up challenge, to involve you and your ideas even deeper into the future development of Tine 2.0.more...

Some thoughts on testing icons

Icons are used to visualise a term. An icon test evaluates the strength of this relationship based on subjective and objective indicators.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...

Participate: Icons of KDE SC put to the test – KMail, part 1

Today we announce the start of a new study to evaluate the quality of KMail icons. Please participate.more...

Hello planet KDE!

From today our User Prompt blog is aggregated to planet KDE. We will be blogging about usability and user involvement in KDE.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...

Usability Test Results

Results of the Tine 2.0 calendar Usability Test show a good overall usability and drag & drop to be the most missed feature.more...

Icon Test Results Revealed

The results of the Tine 2.0 icon test show the problems when icons are chosen from a standard icon set and are not developed individually.more...

Which are the best icons for Tine?

We announce the immediate start of an icon test for Tine 2.0. Please participate!more...

Do we need A Centralized, State-of-the-Art Open Source Usability Lab? Or: Myths about Usability in Open Source…

Usability is not achieved by doing some tests. The spirit of the development has to foster the continuous improvement. An answer to thesis from Sam Dean and Matt Asay.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...

Congratulations, Tine!

Hurray! Tine 2.0 has qualified as a finalist in the Trophées du Libre. Congratulations to the whole team! Good work gets appreciated :)more...

Usability Test of Tine 2.0

A usability test of Tine 2.0 Adressbook and CRM proves our design concept to be highliy appreciated by the user. Details leave room for improvement though.more...

Productive use of Tine 2.0

Following the 'eat your own dog food'-rule, our company moved from eGroupware to Tine 2.0 for productive use. A field report with happy ending.more...

Disapointed about Adept 3 – first impressions

A personal field report about my impressions of Adept as new package manager for KUbuntu. Unfortunately without happy ending.more...

Contribute to make Tine 2.0 the best groupware!

The new groupware Tine 2.0 is ready to be tested. Your feedback is appreciated for further improvement.more...

Results of TV-Browser Icon Usability Test

The development of a new testing methodology for icons has matured. The test of TV-Browser icons shows a varying quality of icons.more...

Icon Test with TV-Browser

The development of a new test for the quality of icons reaches the final state. In our validation study more than 22000 tests have been conducted.more...

Testing the Quality of Icons

We announce the availability of an online test of the quality of icons used in TV Browser. Please participate!more...

Filter in Tine

A new concept for filtering data in Tine 2.0 has been developed by us. It makes easy, yet powerful selection of data possible.more...

Looking back at LinuxTag 2008

Tine 2.0 technology preview was presented on LinuxTag 2008.more...

LinuxTag 2008

User Prompt will be on LinuxTag 2008 together with Tine 2.0.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...

Season of Usability: 2nd Round of Application

Today nine candidates for the 2nd round of applications for the Season of Usability got chosen.more...

Why we do Usability

Tine 2.0 is developed using best practices of user-centric development. We believe this is the only way to create a stunning product.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...

Basic Layout Thoughts

We created first drafts of the application layout for Tine 2.0 . We try to keep productivity and ease of use in balance.more...

Season of Usability: Projects Opening

The OpenUsability.org - Season of Usability (SoU) has started their call for participation.more...

The vision of Tine 2.0

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

Integrating Usability and Software Engineering

Usability engineering methodology is currently optimized for the needs of commercial software development. Adaptation for Free Software still needs creative work but has great potential.more...

Welcome Tine 2.0!

We will support the user-driven development of the new groupware Tine 2.0more...