I went to a talk a couple days ago about by
Eugene Eric Kim about
Lessons Learned from the
Sprint. The points I took away from the talk:
- Some forms of user testing are hard to conduct due to a distributed
- We can open source usability. That is, some usability problems are
common to applications (e.g., an admin page for a blog or CMS). Lessons
learned from one user study should help future projects that have similar
components. Taken further, one could try to create a usable frontend with
- What are the incentives for usability analysts to help open source
projects? Eugene mentioned having public work that one can cite in a
resume, but there must be more than that…
Overall, it seemed pretty successful.
Real changes were made and people
the event and future steps.