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Keeping it clean

Photo credit: Adan Garcia on Flickr. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. Is the life you’re pursuing the life you want? by Erin Doland on is an interesting read if you replace ‘life’ with ‘software application’ or ‘operating system’…. especially here: What are you doing on autopilot? What … Continue reading

FLOSS HCI Workshop at CHI 2010 Atlanta

Introduction CHI is the ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems annual conference. Last year, CHI was in my ‘hometown’ of Boston, and I attended the one day that had a few sessions on FLOSS and HCI back then, including a panel session on Open Source UX organized by Scooter Morris and Bonnie John. I was … Continue reading

Contributing to free & open source software as a designer

Next Sunday there’s going to be a FLOSS HCI Workshop at CHI 2010 in Atlanta, GA. CHI is the annual conference on human-computer interaction’ [1] for ACM’s SIG CHI (Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction.) Michael Terry from the University of Waterloo and Paula Bach from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have organized this … Continue reading

An icon

With the help of seasoned GNOME artists Lapo Calamandrei, Hylke Bons, and Jakub Steiner, I was able to create the following GNOME-y icons: I used the already-existing clock icon, stripped down it down to its bare face, and layered the fuel gauge type stuff on top. I don’t often get the chance to create icons … Continue reading