Next week I will be participating in the second open source usability sprint. It’s my second, and I am glad to do what I can, to promote usability in open source software. It’s also a welcome break from regular consulting work. This time, Eugene, Gunner and Katrin (from Aspiration Tech) are shooting for extreme usability. I am not quite sure what that will end up meaning in practice, but it should be interesting working that out. Thats partly what I enjoy about these sprints – going in without any preconceptions and collaboratively working out how someone with HCI skills can best contribute to open source software.
If this topic interests you, you might be interested in my writeup of the previous sprint.