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8 Nov 2014

Standard toolbar in LibreOffice

Recently we run a short survey about preferences in LibreOffice. In this posting, we present the results and discuss our conclusions.

This article was posted first on 2014-Nov-08 at user-prompt.com (site closed now).

Introduction

Our goal is

26 Apr 2013

Tip the tool: How to label toolbar functions

Toolbar functions should be labeled consistently starting with a verb which is followed by noun or adverb. We present recommendations to label the functions on LibreOffice’ standard toolbar.

This article was posted first on 2013-Apr-26

10 Apr 2013

Semiotics in Usability: Guidelines for the Development of Icon Metaphors

Semiotics is the study of signs and describes the perception, comprehension and communication of symbols. In the field of computer science, semiotics is especially relevant to the design of icons. A perfect metaphor is the prerequisite to

31 Oct 2011

Motifs as an empiric source for personas

This is the last post about our LibreOffice survey done with UserWeave and we sum up the main findings. Find out about the users of LibreOffice and how motifs can help you to create

11 Oct 2011

LibreOffice user research – results vol.4

Do users want Ribbons? This post about the software preferences of LibreOffice users answers this and other interesting questions and is part of the results of our extensive user research.

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7 Sep 2011

LibreOffice user research – results vol.3

Impress is for people that want to impress and Base and Calc will become extinct? Read about the users and the usage of LibreOffice applications as part of the results of our extensive study of LibreOffice users.

30 Aug 2011

LibreOffice user research – results vol.2

Motifs have the potential to make the creation of personas easier and more scientific. We have done some research together with the users of LibreOffice and show how to work with motifs.

This article was

18 Aug 2011

LibreOffice user research – results vol.1

More than 5400 people took part in our LibreOffice User study. The results give insights about who the users of LibreOffice are and how motifs can help to describe them.

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