[ubuntu-art] Help with usability issues etc.
hawks008 at yahoo.com.au
Wed Jan 11 11:08:16 UTC 2012
Wow..even just looking at those ideas are giving me visions In my head on how to design these..and im only 16...
On 11/01/2012, at 8:24 PM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com> wrote:
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> Hi Kristina
> Sorry for the late reply. I didn't see your message until now, because
> it was posted to the artwork list. (Ubuntu has other mailing lists for
> usability <https://launchpad.net/~ayatana>, accessibility
> <https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-accessibility>, and
> desktop software in general
> Kristina Charis wrote on 27/12/11 18:39:
>> Hello everyone,
>> Feel free to contact me if you need any help with Human Computer
>> Interaction related issues, e.g. usability, accessibility, user
>> experience etc. and I will be happy to help. I am a masters
>> student in Human Computer Interaction, have been using Ubuntu for
>> about 2 years.
> If you would like to help out with design work, that would be excellent!
> Here's a simple task to start off with: redesigning the Jockey tool.
> Open System Settings. Under the "Hardware" section, choose "Additional
> Drivers". You should see a window something like this:
> Now, think of half a dozen ways to present this interface differently.
> For example, as:
> * its own panel inside System Settings (instead of a window)
> * part of the "System Info" panel of System Settings (since it's about
> * part of Ubuntu Software Center (since it's about installing/removing
> software, specifically drivers)
> * part of Update Manager (since installing a proprietary driver, like
> installing updates, is something you may need to do shortly after
> installing Ubuntu).
> Identify benefits and disadvantages of each approach, and make a
> recommendation. :-)
> Some questions you might consider when choosing a design:
> * What should its title be? <http://launchpad.net/bugs/635640>
> * If there is an additional driver available, how should an Ubuntu
> user learn this automatically? <http://launchpad.net/bugs/617392>
> * What should happen if the interface is invoked manually, when no
> extra drivers are available? <http://launchpad.net/bugs/520871>
> * How can people make an informed decision about whether to install a
> driver? <http://launchpad.net/bugs/397465>
> * What should happen if there's no Internet connection when you try to
> download a driver? <http://launchpad.net/bugs/299023>
> * How should progress be shown? <http://launchpad.net/bugs/290242>
> * What should happen if a driver fails to install?
> * What should happen after a driver is installed or removed?
> * Should searching for a printer driver use the same interface, or a
> custom interface? <http://launchpad.net/bugs/596141>
> If you're interested in this task, or if there's something else in
> particular you'd like to work on, let me know.
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