design

Being open is part of Mozilla's DNA. It's not just the code, and Mozilla has opened up its design process to its community. In this interview, Art Director Sean Martell discusses why Mozilla went open with the design process and shares the surprising results.
0 comments Posted 20 Oct 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Why and how I set up an open source creative studio.
6 comments Posted 25 Aug 2014 by Duncan McKean Feed
Love them or hate them, presentations are a major part of life in both academia and business. Traditionally, creating a presentation meant using Microsoft's PowerPoint, but Apple's Keynote and LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org's Impress are solid alternatives. The problem with all those applications (... Read more
6 comments Posted 1 Jul 2014 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
Visio alternatives
If you're a big-time open source fanatic like me, you probably get questions about open source alternatives to proprietary tools rather frequently. From the 'Alternatives to Microsoft® Visio®' department, here are three tips that should help designers who use Visio in an open source environment. If... Read more
4 comments Posted 26 Jun 2014 by Máirín Duffy (Red Hat) Feed
When you think of the many virtues of OpenStack, and enterprise virtualization in general, user experience may not be the first thing that pops into your head. But maybe it should be.
0 comments Posted 29 May 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
At the Open Technology Institute (OTI), we've been working on opening our user feedback process as a way to improve our internal processes and collaboration, engage our user community more, promote non-developer contributions, and think more broadly about how open source process plays a role in the... Read more
2 comments Posted 4 Feb 2014 by Georgia Bullen Feed
OpenStack Superuser
When I first started working at the Open Technology Institute (OTI), I was consistently challenged with the question: "Why would a UX designer want to work at an open source organization?" The truth, in my opinion, is almost all design and usability work is by its nature open source.
2 comments Posted 28 Jan 2014 by Georgia Bullen Feed
open source beehive designs
Last year, a third of honeybee colonies in the United States quite literally vanished. Commercial honey operations, previously abuzz with many thousands of bees, fell suddenly silent, leaving scientists and beekeepers alike scratching their heads. The reasons remain mostly a mystery for what is... Read more
17 comments Posted 11 Dec 2013 by Tristan Smith Feed
Design matters in software
Nowadays we see beautiful design everywhere in our daily life. The digital world is no exception. Many of the websites we visit and the desktop and mobile apps that we use started to be so beautifully designed, that user perceptions on design started to change. As a result, everybody is becoming... Read more
11 comments Posted 4 Dec 2013 by Onur Alp Soner Feed
tell me more
In August, the Fedora Project held its first Flock conference, a replacement for the North American and European FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference) events. Flock was a four-day, planned conference with talks, workshops, and hackfests, in contrast to FUDCon's barcamp model. In the... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Nov 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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