Yearly Archives: 2014

Shared Values ⇒ Shared Ideas? What we can Learn from Firefox Australis

If you’re asking yourself “Huh? Australis? Is that edible?”, then let me explain: Australis is the codename of the new user interface that was introduced with Firefox 29 (see the Article on the Mozilla UX Blog for some background). Australis

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Simple by Default, Powerful When Needed

KDE (back when it was still the name of the desktop environment) and our applications historically stood for powerful features and great flexibility and customizeability. This is what our users love about our software, this is why they choose Plasma

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Sitting on the Shoulders of Giants

I could write a whole series of blog posts about my Akademy 2014 experience, but I’m not motivated to do that You might get bored half-way through Therefore I’ll try to summarize some of my impressions (and provide insight into

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KDE Usability @ Akademy

I’m always excited to go to Akademy, but this year even more so than in previous years! The reason for this is that I’m going to finally meet at least two guys whom I consider friends by now (Jens Reuterberg

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It’s Aliiiiive!

On February, I wrote a blog post entitled “Leveraging the Power of Choice“, in which I described an idea I had discussed with Àlex Fiestas about making it easy for users to choose between different Plasmoids for the same task

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Changes

I’m at a crossroads. My scholarship runs out by the end of September (and my PhD thesis will be at least almost finished by that time), so now I’m at the point where I’ll have to decide what to do

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Which Tool Should we Use for User Interface Mockups?

When I read Heiko Tietze’s quite good introduction to Balsamiq Mockups over at the user prompt blog, I was reminded that I had considered introducing it as a tool for interaction design (not visual design, it’s not made for that)

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