Outreachy Program

Here starts the journey –  Ahoy!

        Hello, everyone! This is my pilot – blog post for the Outreachy Program, round 10. During my internship, I will write every week on different topics about my favorite project – “Usability testing” for GNOME.

I must say I am not much of a writer, but throughout these three months I will enjoy improving my writing skills. 🙂

Recently I became very interested in Human Computer Interaction, so this year I decided to apply to Outreachy Program.  The “GNOME usability testing” project got quickly in my attention, as usability is a very important aspect when it comes to design interfaces and to improve user experience . So I got in touch with Jim Hall (my mentor in this project), who offered me good support and very useful advices that helped me to get starting with usability testing.

For my contribution, I had to conduct a 1-person usability test, using a recent version of GNOME and analyze the results, using methods that Jim suggested me. I really enjoyed the experience I got during my first usability test and that motivated me very much. Jim also encouraged me to post the test-scenario and the results, but I didn’t have a blog at that time. If you are interested, Jim blogged about them on his blog (link1 and link2).


Voilà, that’s all for now! Stay tuned for my next posts!


3 thoughts on “Outreachy Program

  1. Hi Gina! I am also participating in GNOME usability testing this round of Outreachy, your posts were very helpful in understanding more about usability and its importance. Great job 🙂


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