Welcome to the USABLE.tools Adoptable resources project
The Adoptable resources contacined within this website focus on supporting maintainers of OSS, developer contributors, and OSS tool teams, to better utilize design practices and create more user-centered OSS tools. This microsite currently has resources that can help OSS tool teams start to do user testing and usability testing in their OSS tool projects either with or without a designer helping out. Reading through the pages and trying out the exercises to practice these design skills is a great start to getting comfortable with user centered design in your OSS tool projects. Remember, everyone starts somewhere! 🎉
We recommend you start at A Dev’s guide to Usertesting and then move through the sections in the order suggested at the bottom of each page. Each page has a series of practice exercises or templates for you to try out.
We created other resources to support this microsite:
- User testing can be fun: An FAQ - Interactive guide repository on GitHub (play the guide on Itch.io here)
- User testing can be fun: An FAQ - PosterInteractive guide poster on Github
- Developer and designer collaboration in open source
We also participated in these community events/activities:
- Imakefoss Twitter takeover
- Developer and designer collaboration in open source podcast episode See the podcast GitHub repo here
- A dev’s guide to synthesis - workshop
- A dev’s guide to synthesis at FOSDEM 2022 in the Open Source Design devroom
- A dev’s guide explained at Mozfest 2022
- Getting comfortable with user testing through roleplay at the UXForum
You can also visit this microsites repository on GitHub to suggest changes, addition and ask questions to the maintainers of the USABLE.tools Adoptable project.
USABLE.tools and the Adoptable project is a collaboration between Simply Secure, Internews, and Okthanks.