MockUp

A MockUp or Wireframe denotes a rudimentary prototype of the user interface of a software to create. MockUps are used especially in early development phases in order to create the demands of the user interface in collaboration with clients and users.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

How to use Balsamiq Mockups

Balsamiq Mockups is an application that allows to arrange pre-built widgets using a drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor. It is used to create drafts for the discussion of preliminary solutions in the user-centered development. We introduce the tool and give some advices for best practice.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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...