Season of Usability: Call for Student Participation
20 Nov 2006 - 4:06pm
8 years ago
Are you a design student interested in contributing to an open source project?
Here is your chance! OpenUsability is sponsoring their Season of Usability,
an opportunity for students to participate in an interesting open source
project with the aid of design and technical mentors. OpenUsability is a
world-wide non-profit organization based in Germany whose mission is to bring
usability and open source together.
These projects are mentored by professionals in the industry who are also very
involved in usability. If accepted, these projects are structured enough and
provide enough work to fulfill most independent study requirements.
Additionally, students receive a $700USD stipend for their time which is a
good amount to cover university fees.
~ Release from OpenUsability.org 20 Nov 2006 ~
Season of Usability 2006/2007 is part of a series of sponsored student
projects to encourage students of usability, user-interface design, and
interaction design to get involved with Freee/Libre/Open-Source Software
(FLOSS) projects. FLOSS offers an excellent way to gain experience in the
interdisciplinary and collaborative development of user interface solutions
in international software projects.
During a three-month cooperation, you will closely work together with
experienced professionals and get insights in to their way of work. Depending
on your location, you will be invited to a meeting with the development and
usability team. Otherwise the collaboration will take place via the
established channels of OSS development - email, IRC, VoIP, and etc.
Season of Usability projects are sponsored with $700USD. An involvement of 15
hours per week is expected. The sponsorship will be paid after the successful
accomplishment of the project goals.