Sonntag, 23. Januar 2011

Invitiation: Kicking-Off the LibreOffice Design Team

In our recent discussions, we became aware that it is finally time to kick-off the LibreOffice Design Team that wants to, "Make it just work, and look great, too!"

But, are we complete? I don't know, so I'd like to invite you to join - if you have interest, or even some background concerning one of the following areas:
  • User experience: User experience considers the user's point of view even before and also during the use of LibreOffice. It aims for productivity, usability and enjoyment and targets both the the LibreOffice project's Web resources and the LibreOffice software. If you're interested in or have expertise in research, design and evaluation methods, we want to hear from you!
  • Visual identity design: Visual identity design is about creating stunning artwork to be used in the LibreOffice productivity suite, in the LibreOffice project's Web infrastructure, and in the LibreOffice project's marketing material. It is also about improving the quality and consistency of the visual branding language, which represents our whole community.
  • Accessibility: Accessibility is about making the software usable for everyone: people with and people without special needs. To achieve this challenging goal, we implement the laws and technologies that are that are widely-recognized requisites in the field.
  • User support and training: This is about sharing your experience when providing support and training for end users. It helps us identify important areas for improvement and establish essential requirements.
Consequently, if you'd like to work on improvements that target both the community and our large end-user base, then the Design Team is the right place for you.

What to do now? If you are interested, then please subscribe to our Design mailing list. Within the following days, we will discuss on list how we'll proceed. Thanks!

Well, we are looking forward to see you!


Disclaimer: The Design Team is not (yet) the right place for you, if you want to ask for an overhauled user interface, or to ask us to resolve issues that drove you mad (personally). At the very moment, it is about to get a team to finally work on such topics ... not so much the other way round :-)

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