APR
29
2009

Student Applications Open for 2009 OpenUsability Season of Usability

Are you a student of design, usability, human factors, or other HCI-related field? Are you interested in working on an open source project? For 10-15 hours a week between June 1 and August 31, you could work with an experienced usability mentor on a fun and interesting design project! An added bonus is the $1000 USD internship stipend at the end of the project.

The OpenUsability Season of Usability is a series of sponsored student projects to encourage students of usability, user-interface design, and interaction design to get involved with Free/Libre/Open-Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Inspired by Google’s Summer of Code™, OpenUsability offers sponsored student projects. Other than the Google projects that address developers, they aim at students of usability, user-interface design, and interaction design. Students experience the interdisciplinary and collaborative development of user interface solutions in international software projects while getting into OSS development.

The OpenUsability Season of Usability will be supporting 10 students to work on 10 open source projects, 2 of which are KDE-related, during the June 1 - August 31 2009 season:

  • Amarok
  • Drupal
  • Gallery
  • GeneMANIA
  • GNOME
  • Kadu
  • KOrganizer
  • OLM
  • SemNotes
  • Ubuntu

The student application period is open until May 20 2009. The Season of Usability runs from June 1 to August 31 2009.

Applications are due May 20 2009. Questions about the projects or application process may be directed to students AT openusability.org. See http://season.openusability.org/index.php/projects for more information on the projects, student requirements, and how to apply.

The 2009 OpenUsability Season of Usability is sponsored by Google and Canonical.