User-centred design

User experience is everything. It always has been, but it’s undervalued and underinvested in. If you don’t know user-centered design, study it. Hire people who know it. Obsess over it. Live and breathe it. Get your whole company on board.”
Evan Williams
, Co-Founder, Twitter.

Question for you all. Is user-centred design under-invested in within the OSS industry?

I’ve seen good and bad GUIs. Good and bad user experiences. Developers who are more adept at it than others.

But I can’t recall ever hearing of any vendor that has designers on-board whose sole role is to obsess over the user experience. To live it and breathe it.
Have you?

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2 Responses

  1. G’day Ryan,
    B/OSS UI design – “the story of my life for the last five months”!

  2. Hi Evan

    Got any great tips to share from all that you’ve learnt over those 5 months?

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