Usability conference sessions

11:30am–12:10pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
Asheesh Laroia (Sandstorm Development Group), Karen Rustad (OpenHatch)
In your open source project's community, some people contribute. Most people don't. By analyzing the typical open source project's on-ramp for new contributors through the lens of user experience design, we provide practical tips to make any project more approachable and that diversify the community.
10:40am–11:20am Wednesday, 07/18/2012
Jeff Gothelf (Proof)
Design is often perceived as “making things user-friendly.” To combat that oversimplification, designers shroud their work in specialized tools & jargon. This gives designers a false sense of value & control over their work. In actuality, this drives divisions between designers & their teams. By open sourcing design process via transparency, the true value of Design and designers becomes clear.

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