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Overview of research activities on behalf of the OpenStack community

If nothing else, then review this deck

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 Guidelines

OpenStack user experience and user interface guidelines

Meet the OpenStack personas

UI text guidelines

General Information

UX Program

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

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: <<No PTL currently>> on #openstack-ux
  • UX wiki: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/UX

User Research on Behalf of Community

  • Unfortunately, we're not able to post links to video presentation. However, searching for "OpenStack UX project study results" should get you to our youtube channel.
Month Project/WG Research Method Persona UX Contact Project/WG Contact Status Study Etherpad Presentation
Barcelona Summit API WG Usability Rey Cloud Operator piet cdent Data has been collected etherpad NA
Barcelona Summit OpenStackClient usability Rey Cloud Operator piet Dean Troyer Complete etherpad deck
September App Ecosystem WG Interviews Quinn App Developer uxdanielle krotscheck Complete etherpad NA
November Deployment Interviews and Contextual Inquiry Rey Cloud Operator piet piet Complete etherpad deck
November Swift Interviews Rey Cloud Operator piet piet Cancelled etherpad NA
November OpenStack Foundation website usability Survey Quinn App Developer piet Heidi Cancelled etherpad NA
May App Dev recruitment survey Survey Quinn App Developer piet piet Complete etherpad Ask foundation
July Horizon Usability during OSIC training Quinn App Developer uxdanielle uxdanielle Complete NA deck
July/August Operator Information Needs Interviews Rey Cloud Operator uxdanielle Lana Complete etherpad deck
August/September Quota Management at Production Scale Interviews Rey Cloud Operator piet & uxdanielle shamail Complete etherpad deck
September/October Horizon Horizon/Searchlight Integration validation Quinn App Developer uxdanielle uxdanielle Complete etherpad deck
September/October Architect Information Needs Interviews Adrian Infrastructure Architect uxdanielle Lana Complete etherpad deck

Documentation Priorities

Project/WG Panel/UI/Doc Persona UX Design Contact Project/WG Contact Status link to review
Docs OpenStack GUI guideline Upstream Community Piet Rodrigo and Alexandra Complete https://review.openstack.org/337202
Docs OpenStack persona guideline Upstream Community Piet Rodrigo and Alexandra Complete https://review.openstack.org/326662
Docs GUI text guideline Upstream Community Piet Linette and Gudrun Complete https://review.openstack.org/266449

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 Not started NA
Horizon Horizon UI theme redesign Operators/App Developers Piet TBD Not started NA

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

Helpful Links

OpenStack User Research wiki (Landing Page)