ApacheCon Seville 2016 – Exploring and Integrating UX in Open Source Software Development – Victoria Bondarchuk

Exploring and Integrating UX in Open Source Software Development – Victoria Bondarchuk

The importance of introducing usability activities into free open source software development has been acknowledged in the research and by the community, yet FOSS products have been criticized for having little or no emphasis on usability. The decentralized and engineering-driven approach of open source projects can conflict with usability methodologies. We will review existing cases of UX design contribution to open source projects, discuss how designers can become part of the community and what engineers can do to improve usability of the software they build.

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