On the Monday at LCA, there was a GNOME Love session as part of gnome.conf.au. In this session a bunch of us shouted out things to discuss, and I shouted out ‘application design and usability’. What I didn’t realise was that shouting out a suggestion mean’t volunteering to talk about it. Oof!
So, I got up and discussed my views on usability, good design and making better applications. There was some interesting banter with the other folks in the room, and I think the (completely unprepared, unexpected) session raised some interesting issues that would be of use for most application authors.
As with the rest of LCA, this was videoed for your online viewing kicks, so go and download the video – my bit kicks in at around 12 minutes.