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 to update Libreoffice’s default toolbars by removing seldom used icons in order to give room for more useful functions.…

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 at user-prompt.com (site closed now).

Naming Convention

Suitability for learning and self-descriptiveness, two of the basic usability goals, depend largely on the information users can read directly.…

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 unmistakably associate a function with an image.…

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 better personas.

If you are interested in more detailed background information, please have a look at the past postings.