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==Research Priorities for Newton==
==Research Priorities for Newton==

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Important! Application Developer Recruitment Survey

The OpenStack UX project, with support of the OpenStack Foundation and the Technical Committee, is distributing a survey intended to build a community of application and software developers who are interested in providing feedback to the OpenStack open source community. The survey is eight questions and should take no more than ten minutes to complete.

Application Developer Recruitment Survey

OpenStack User Experience Mission

The mission of the UX Program is to support and facilitate cross-project efforts to improve the overall user experience of OpenStack. We provide user research to help teams identify any issues preventing adoption of their services as well as help the projects validate design and development efforts to address those issues. In addition, we help the project teams create solutions to address customer needs and pain points. Finally, we will provide the OpenStack community with visibility into any user experience issues related to inconsistency across projects.

OpenStack UX Cores

First Name IRC Handle Focus
David david-lyle UI/UX Design
Piet Piet OpenStack UX PTL
Eric ducttape Cloud Operations
Ju Julim User Research
Matt Borland matt-borland UI/UX Design
Michael hinnant UX Design
Rob robcresswell Horizon PTL
Timur tsufiev UI/UX Design
Travis TravT UI/UX Design
Diana hurgleburgler UI/UX Design
Dan dank_ Cloud Operations
Lana Docs PTL
Shamail Product WG

General Information

UX Program

  • For additional information about OpenStack UX, the programs, team, etc., please refer to the UX Program Proposal.

Mailing List

  • Please feel free to reach out to us via the openstack developer mailing list (openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org). In the subject, use the tag [UX] and we will be sure to see your question/request.


  • An additional way to get quick feedback or have a discussion with the UX group is to join the IRC channel on freenode #openstack-ux. If you don't get an immediate response, feel free to ask again later or jump over to using the mailing list!


The OpenStack User Experience Team regular meetings

  • Every two weeks (on odd weeks) on Friday at 1500 UTC
  • IRC channel: #openstack-meeting-4
  • Chair: piet (Piet Kruithof) on #openstack-ux
  • UX wiki: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/UX

Standard Scenarios and Tasks

These are a set of scenarios and tasks that we use when testing features:


Research Priorities for Newton

Month Project/WG Research Method Persona UX Contact Project/WG Contact Status Study Wiki
May App Dev recruitment Survey App Developer piet piet In Progress https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-osux-appdevrecruiter
June App Developer study Usability App Developer uxdanielle krotscheck In Progress https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-osux-appsurvey
July Quotas WG TBD Cloud Ops piet shamail Not Started https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-osux-quotas
August Installer/Deployer usability Cloud Ops/Architect uxdanielle melvin Not Started https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-osux-deployer
September API WG Usability Persona piet cdent Not Started https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-osux-api
October OpenStackClient usability Persona uxdanielle Dean Troyer Not Started https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-osc-appdevs
June - August Help/Documentation TBD Persona uxdanielle Lana Not Started https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-help
June Persona documentation and validation TBD Persona Jeff C Jeff C In Progress https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/newton-osux-personavalidation

UX Design Priorities

Project/WG Panel/UI Persona UX Design Contact Project/WG Contact Status Invision link
Horizon Overview App Developers Piet David-Lyle In progress https://invis.io/4V7I5846S
Horizon Quota Managment UI Operators Piet TBD In progress NA
Horizon Horizon UI theme redesign Operators/App Developers Piet TBD In progress NA

Proposed Activities for Barcelona Summit

  • Presentations


  • Sessions
    • 1 planning session for UX
  • Cross project sessions
    • OpenStack personas
  • Research
    • Room for research (~ 8hrs)

Getting Involved

UX Design Activities

The team current uses an online tool called Invision to provided feedback on mocks. The best way to get an account is to post a request to the Horizon IRC and someone with admin privileges will grant you access to post your designs.

Generally, you would want to create a project in Invision and upload images to that project. The next step would be to post a link to that design in the Horizon IRC asking folks to provide reviews. The community has been very good about providing reasonable feedback and it's your choice whether or not to incorporate the recommendations.

We are planning to move to Pholio from Invision in the near future.

User Research Activities

The community has been actively conducting user research/usability studies. The following are research and results from studies performed to-date:

Helpful Links

OpenStack releases

OpenStack UX wiki

OpenStack user research wiki

OpenStack foundation board members

OpenStack technical committee

OpenStack User Committee

OpenStack UX launchpad

Archived Links (no longer used)

Etherpad weekly UX priorities

OpenStack UX cores

OpenStack personas

Proposed Mitaka Summit Presentations

UX Discussions at OpenStack Summit Etherpads

Newton Design Summit Presentation Proposals (Barcelona, October 2016)
Mitaka Design Summit Presentation Proposals (Austin, April 2016)
Liberty Design Summit (Vancouver, May 2015) Horizon Etherpads
Kilo Design Summit (Paris, Nov 2014) Horizon-UX Etherpad
Juno Design Summit (Atlanta, May 2014) Horizon Etherpads
Icehouse Design Summit (Hong Kong, Nov 2013) Horizon Etherpads
Havana Design Summit (Portland, April 2013) Horizon Etherpads

Buster the OpenStack UX Mascot