Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Feb 2008 22:41 UTC
KDE "Free/Open Source software has grown considerably from its roots in the UNIX tradition of the command line interface and early X Windows-based graphical environments. As desktop use has increased concurrently with advances in desktop development, serious user interface and experience issues have arisen. Celeste Lyn Paul of User Centered Design, Inc. and the KDE Project presented, 'A Quick and Dirty Intro to User Centered Design in Open Source Development', Saturday at SCaLE 6X. Her talk emphasized the importance of including designers in the development process."
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RE[2]: OSS Acture alternative
by righard on Tue 12th Feb 2008 12:04 UTC in reply to "RE: OSS Acture alternative"
righard
Member since:
2007-12-26

In my opinion she doesn't need it at all. This is what I call "buzz-software". The discription says enought "a specialized interaction design tool". The movie on the site is worst. It's a buzzword machinegun with a deadly accent.

It seems that she thinks opensource software is important. So yes you whould help her by directing her to an opensource version of her last proprietary software. I know I whould appreciate it.

But if she doesn't care and is happy, you are right.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

In my opinion she doesn't need it at all. This is what I call "buzz-software".


Don't presume to tell her what she needs or doesn't need. It's her toolbox, and she should use what makes most sense to her. Let her make her own choices.

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RE[4]: OSS Acture alternative
by righard on Tue 12th Feb 2008 13:13 in reply to "RE[3]: OSS Acture alternative"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

The first three words and the last sentence make it clear that I'm not telling anybody what they ought to use. For some reason if there is an article about a good looking lady, people defend the person without a need. I don't care what she uses. I just think that this is one of those software pieces people get dependent on without a real need. But if some-one is happy with it, by all means continue.

I have a strong personal opinion on that matter. I think learning a special language or program to make a non working prototype of something that still has to be developed is a waste of time. Same goes for UML. Instead of turning a problem into code, it becomes.. turning a problem into a abstract problem using objects or what might not so it can be turned into code. In my opinion a useless step. But I don't care about people taking that step.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

In my opinion she doesn't need it at all


And as a fellow professional designer you know exactly what tools she need, right?

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