The Season of Usability, run by the OpenUsability project has kicked off with two KDE applications in the focus: BasKet Note Pads and the KDE 4 universal document viewer Okular. Usability, as one of the important focus points of the upcoming fourth major version of KDE, is also an active part of the KDE project. The Season of Usability manifests KDE's close involvement with OpenUsability.
These projects follow a structured process to improve the usability of the applications. First, the uses of the respective applications are analysed. The next step involves developing personas from the data gathered in the previous step. Based on those personas, a design for the user interface is made. The last stage of the usability analysis is the evaluation of the process. Then the changes are implemented.
The webpage of the BasKet OpenUsability project will keep you up to date with their progress.