Software Experience Group at Sun
By davidleetodd on Aug 16, 2007
Software usability engineers are the kind of cool people I like to hang out with. They're an interesting hybrid of developer, visual artist and psychologist, and they're responsible for the great, easy-to-use pieces of technology that everyone raves about, like the Mac.
Sun has its own usability crew, known as the xDesign group, and it includes a couple of my buddies, Loren Mack and Leon Barnard. The xDesigner team has a cool group blog, where they talk about some of the things they're working on, like the redesign of the NetBeans.org web site, and the OpenDS directory server installer.
Currently, Loren Mack is blogging there about the redesign of one of the products I used to manage, eIndex(TM) Single Patient Identifier, and there's also a great article about the construction of the Sun usability lab in Prague. Check it out!