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Yes, Ubuntu is fairly active in the UX field. Here are a few links for your reference: Ubuntu Design Blog Design team at Ubuntu Design Research at Ubuntu Launchpad project that tracks all user experience (UX) bugs related to Unity Next UX design jobs at Canonical Even though I have never been a part of their UX design community, I can vouch for Ubuntu ...


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OK if you read the Terms of Use for Udemy, you'll find in the Trademark Section this quote: The trademarks, service marks, and logos (the "Trademarks") used and displayed through Our Services or in any Company Content are Our registered or unregistered Trademarks or of Our suppliers or third parties and are protected pursuant to U.S. and foreign trademark ...


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Seems like a sensible thing to do with your time, well before you do the things suggested in Jørn's answer, is to first ask the project developers if they want your help. Specify what your expertise is, and what you can and can't offer. If the devs don't reply, aren't interested, or are too arrogant to accept criticism (not that common, but it does happen), ...


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Have a look at this Boxes and Arrows article: http://boxesandarrows.com/bringing-holistic-awareness-to-your-design/ The challenge with teams, large ones especially, is to promote holistic understanding of the project. The article argues that the quality of the project and the user satisfaction is influenced consistently by how invested and informed each ...


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There is a study from 2014: Usability Themes in Open Source Software (PDF) which focuses on GNOME 3, and a follow up from 2016 here: A Usability Study of GNOME.


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These would be hidden features so you need to think about learnability. Some might argue that these are to support your super users, but even they would need to learn about them. Some UX people could argue that for every hidden feature you should provide a visable alternative, e.g. vie a menu, etc. however, you can consider using an Onboarding interaction ...


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Not a distribution, but GNOME also has a Design team: https://wiki.gnome.org/Design


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