[UbuntuWomen] Update on the HCI/Usability effort

B.A. Lopez dinda at mac.com
Wed Feb 28 04:03:21 UTC 2007

Just a quick update on the HCI/Usability effort I've talked about  
before.  Several of you have expressed an interest in helping out  
with this effort and I just wanted to let you all know that I am  
still very interested in helping to lead in this area.  I've  
contacted Troy Sobotka from the Artwork and new Ubun2Design Team as  
well as doing research on upstream efforts with Gnome and KDE.  My  
goal is integrate into the next release cycle beginning with the spec  
process at the next Ubuntu Developer's Summit.  I've seen how the  
spec process works and believe we can carve out a manageable niche by  
starting with a systematic approach at the beginning of a release  
cycle.  HCI/Usability is a huge process and I don't want to duplicate  
other efforts so if we can integrate into the overall development  
cycle, including bug reporting/testing and artwork development, I  
think we have a good chance of making a sustainable project.

If that all sounds too complex then rest assured that we will be  
coming back with specific, manageable tasks, once I understand a bit  
more about exactly how to manage the effort. ;-)

Thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest in helping and if  
you have any specific ideas on helping to move the effort forward,  
please let me know.



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