Users of BasKet Note Pads, an advanced notepad application for the KDE desktop, are called to participate in a usability survey. The survey is carried out by the recently launched BasKet Usability Project, a sponsored student project in the "Season of Usability" of OpenUsability.org.
About the BasKet Usability Project
The aim of the BasKet Usability Project is to improve the usability of the
BasKet Note Pads tool. Usability, as I (the project maintainer) see it, not only depends on the user interface, but also on the underlying assumptions that are made about the users and their context of use. So, knowledge of users, their contexts and claims are of vital importance for improving usability.
Also, the aim of the project is to also involve the users into the
development of BasKet. Besides the survey, in a few weeks users will be able to be co-authors of "scenarios" and "personas", stories about fictional users and their usage scenarios (both present and future). Look out for news on this.
To find out about further possibilities to participate, visit the
The BasKet Usability Project is part of a research project for a diploma thesis at the University of Hamburg, Germany.