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Open Source refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible.

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How to be UX Researcher supporting an open source project with differing user objectives?

I've seen other questions about user testing or contributing UI to open source projects- I'm curious if anyone has done UX Research for open source tools. I'd like to get better embedded in their ...
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What is the name of this UI component? (Caspio actions/logic builder)

Caspio (and other software I've seen over the years) includes a visual method of defining logic as shown in the screenshot below. Does anyone know the name of this type of component? Does anyone know ...
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Can I use Udemy logo in my own application (Udemy Downloader) [closed]

I recently created a desktop application that lets you download your subscribed courses on Udemy. ( I have the application source code on Github. In my application, I have a ...
Faisal Umair's user avatar
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Usability testing of GNOME Shell?

I've searched around the internet in vain for usability studies that would validate the controversial design of GNOME Shell. Has anyone else had better luck or would know where to look?
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Problematic with desktop HUD activation using hot key or hot corner

Lately, Gnome & Unity each has implemented a new way to activate the HUD (Menu, Overlay Bar..) Unity: uses two hot keys that trigger with single press, Super|Win brings Menu/Sidebar & Left ...'s user avatar
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Are there any Linux distro communities which focus on developing the user experience?

(Background: I have recently been working on open source projects with a friend, mostly assisting with UX. My expertise area is in human factors psychology, so I tend to focus specifically on ...
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As a UX Designer, how can I contribute as to the development process on GitHub? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how can I contribute (as User Experience Designer) to the development process on GitHub? I want to know how someone could include UX Research, Usability Testing, Contextual Inquiries ...
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Scaling up team sizes to crowds

The UX industry is still growing and finding its feet, but by now we have a pretty decent set of standards and practices that most people agree on. One of these is team size. I think almost everybody ...
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How are GUI and User Experience issues, approached by open software developers?

In my opinion, among open software developers there is not much attention given to the GUI or how it is used. With very notable exceptions of course, Blender, Ubuntu, VLC, and maybe others I've not ...
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Contributing UX/UI to Free/Open Source Projects?

I'd like to exercise some of my UX/UI knowledge by contributing to a couple of the FOSS projects that I've used over the years. I've found that these projects usually have a huge deficiency in the ...
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Open source / free screen capture tools for user testing [closed]

What free tools are there on the Windows platform that I can use to capture what mouse movements and clicks a user makes during an evaluation? Ideal product would: Not be likely to crash and freak ...
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Context sensitive help for wordy user preferences

Current UI Here is a poorly designed panel on a preferences dialog for the open source audio editor 'Audacity'. I'd like to do something about it. How it got that way In the past the text beside ...
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Which Free Wireframe and Mockup Application do you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which prototyping tools? Things I would like: Open source No restrictions Simple and powerful
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Which open source project should I consider to improve their usability and visual design

I am available for 5 hours per week and want to contribute to open source community. I would like to keep focus on business or health related web application for now. I have tried Sourceforge to ...
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What is the most effective way to solicit and manage open source project UI feedback?

I'm planning to release a project which will integrate with several popular content management systems as a plugin and operate as a stand-alone service - beyond providing users with a simple contact ...
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Usability testing for open-source projects?

I'm working (slowly) on an open-source project, and I was hoping to do some usability testing once it's a bit further along. Also, hopefully the GIMP devs will notice this question ;-). I'm not sure ...
Robert Fraser's user avatar