What makes test automation successful?

Test automation
Testing is, by definition, challenging. If bugs were easy to find, they wouldn't be there in the first place.Read more

Open source design is ugly, here's why

Ginny Hamilton reports from Garth Braithwaite's session on design in open source at the All Things Open conference this year.Read more

Open source is ugly: Improving UI and UX

We reached out to Garth Braithwaite for an interview ahead of his All Things Open talk, "Open source is ugly: Improving UI and UX."Read more

Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) for the Unix shell

Klaatu tells us about his upcoming All Things Open talk, HIG and how it affects the user interface of the Linux shell, and, of course, his name.Read more

Good design matters for open source projects

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The design of everyday things is an important cultural movement. Of that, most of us have no doubt. We want our tools to work flawlessly and...Read more

Open data portals should be API [First]

Jason Hare, open data guru for the City of Raleigh in North Carolina compares human and API consumed data and makes these observations: Data consumed...Read more

Get more eyeballs: 5 steps to using design in your open source project

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...Read more

5 tips: Leverage user-centered design in your open source project

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When I first started working at the Open Technology Institute (OTI), I was consistently challenged with the question: "Why would a UX designer want...Read more