Coordinating Usability Testing in Free Software

Accepted Session
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Scheduled: Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B201


Freedom 4: The freedom to use the program effectively, efficiently and satisfactory.

For a software to truly be free, people need to be able to easily use it without help. A primer to usability testing in a distributed and independent development environment.


Presenting a collection of usability methods applicable especially in free & open source software projects. No matter if you are a developer, usability person or just enthusiastic about making software easier to use, these methods should help you get going.

I will also share my experience from the projects I’m involved in, such as ownCloud and Unhosted.

Speaking experience

This was not given as a talk before but wrote my thesis about it and frequently give it to people to learn.

Previously I presented at the CCC Berlin lightning talks, of which the video is at (the "next" is mandatory), at RMLL Strasbourg, Students for Free Culture New York, International PHP Conference and loads of Barcamps and user groups in Europe and Israel.