User Experience Cyberspace Is 4-dimensional
By mprove on Feb 09, 2007
Gee -- catchy titles seem to work. I can see the question marks all over your heads. OK, back to the serious stuff. We are working on a strategy for the new User Experience project on OpenOffice.org. Several communication channels need to be balanced in order to use our energy efficiently to achieve an optimal outreach and involvement of the open source usability community. And now let me introduce the 4 dimensions of user experience communication:
The page at ux.openoffice.org is our official home. The way this site is hosted makes it a bit cumbersome to grant write access in a way that supports contributions. Therefore we will use the OpenOffice wiki as a space that invites people to collaborate on topics that matter to improve the usability of OpenOffice.org. A third channel of communication is our mail alias (and newsgroup) email@example.com. This medium is well suited to actually drive the discussions because the messages find you and tend to start glowing in your inbox. Last not least, blog postings on user-experience shall also be used to inform the OOo community and to attract folks from the blogosphere to our project(s).