Season of Usability is a series of mentored student projects to
encourage students of usability, user-interface design, and
interaction design to get involved with Freee/Libre/Open-Source
Software (FLOSS) projects. It offers an excellent way to gain
experience in the interdisciplinary and collaborative development of
user interface solutions in international software projects.
We accept 10 students for design tasks, user research and UI
analysis. The openings represent a wide range of applications, such
as instant messaging, office suites, web applications and the One
Laptop Per Child desktop. During a three-month cooperation, you will
closely work together with experienced professionals and get insights
in to their way of work.
Depending on your location, you will be invited to a meeting with the
development and usability team. Otherwise the collaboration will take
place via the established channels of OSS development - email, IRC,
VoIP, and etc.
Send your application to students at openusability org until April,
14. Project work will start in May and will take approximately 3
months. An involvement of 15 hours per week is expected.
Students receive a stipend of $1000USD, kindly sponsored by Google
Inc., the Open Society Institute and Trolltech.
# Redesigning DrProject's Administration Interface
# Redesigning Gallery's Image Upload Tools
# Human Interface Guidelines and Design Patterns for KDE4
# Toolbox and Palette Interaction for KOffice
# 3d Widgets for MakeHuman
# Handheld-Mode Interface for the OLPC XO Laptops
# Analysing Pidgin's status quo and making design suggestions
# Instant Messaging and VoIP with SIP Communicator
# Supporting TV Viewers with TV-Browser