Promotion

We believe in the power of free software. That's why, wherever we can, we advertise the thought behind it and projects that experiment with it.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...