[Dev] FLOSS Usability Sprint II: Extreme Usability (Aug 22-24,
Katie Capps Parlante
capps at osafoundation.org
Sun Aug 7 17:43:33 PDT 2005
Mimi and I participated in the first event -- Chandler was one of the
six projects that did a testing sprint. I found it to be a pretty
dynamic, interesting group of people. We're looking into participating
in the next one.
Cosmo/Scooby might be a good project for this sprint -- I think they are
particularly interested in tackling design problems for early stage
One of the goals of the group is to get open source folks to connect
with user experience folks. At the first sprint there was a fair amount
of discussion time to try and connect the sprint experiences to larger
issues facing open source usability.
Jared Rhine wrote:
> Perhaps some OSAF people will be interested in this event. I have no
> personal experience with this group.
> ----- Forwarded message from Eugene Eric Kim -----
> Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 16:04:41 -0700
> From: Eugene Eric Kim
> Subject: [sprint] FLOSS Usability Sprint II: Extreme Usability
> Hi folks,
> It's official: We're doing "FLOSS Usability II: Extreme Usability"
> later this month, August 22-24, 2005 in San Francisco, California.
> The event will be slightly different in focus than our last sprint.
> We'll be focusing on the notion of "Extreme Usability," which emerged
> from the last sprint. The idea is that usability should happen
> throughout the development cycle, ideally "pair programming" with the
> developer and the usability practitioner. We're going to apply and
> refine this methodology to early stage open source projects.
> If you're a usability practitioner, open source developer, or user of
> e-advocacy tools, and you'd like to participate, please fill out an
> application at:
> We especially need usability practitioners. We encourage both past
> participants and new ones!
> Let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to post your
> thoughts here on this list.
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