Linked by tessmonsta on Tue 16th Mar 2010 08:55 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Today's mobile space is owned by the likes of Nokia, RIM, Apple, and Google. While some of these corporations have embraced some open source components, a full FLOSS solution has yet to gain traction. Why? Blogger Bradley M. Kuhn posts thoughtful analysis of the current state of Open Source in the mobile space.
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RE[2]: Design Thinking
by puelocesar on Tue 16th Mar 2010 13:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Design Thinking"
puelocesar
Member since:
2008-10-30

"user experience /IS/ usability and eye candy.

Everything else resides under the hood and is something only developers for that platform and techies/geeks would notice and/or care. "

I think you misunderstand me. User experience involves Information Architeture, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Behavior Studies, and heck, even Anthropological studies. Usability engineering is just a fraction of it.

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RE[3]: Design Thinking
by Laurence on Tue 16th Mar 2010 14:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Design Thinking"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I think you misunderstand me. User experience involves Information Architeture,

That's got nothing to do with user experience.
Sure it's an important part of software design, but it's not a user interface.

Interaction Design,

that's covered in usability

Visual Design,

eye candy and usability

Behavior Studies,

usability again

and heck, even Anthropological studies.

usability again.

Usability engineering is just a fraction of it.

You're being too specific about just what usability amounts too.
'Usability' is in fact a very broad term.

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