Installing Python on Mac OS X Catalina

(This is a reminder to myself, and maybe a help for someone else who might be in the same situation as me. The purpose was to be able to lint documentation I’m trying to update for the pip project work.) This applies to installing “the latest” Python on Mac OS X 10.15.6. I’ve used this […]

Creating rapid CLI prototypes with cli-output

I’m working on the usability of pip (the official Python package manager) at the moment. This short blogpost isn’t about how to design CLIs. It is about creating rapid prototypes with this tool – part “look at this useful tool, part “thank you Pradyun” part feature request list. 🙂 Update After putting together the feature […]

Reading list & useful things I found for 1-8 September

User Research No design without (user) research; A great talk (with video) by Belén Barros Pena given at 2019 Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) conference in Saarbrucken. The talk was about why and how to incorporate design research practices into free software projects, but it applies to all projects. The tool we use to turn around […]

Useful Gnome extensions for UX professionals

As I wrote before, I’m conducting an experiment of working with only Open Source software in my day-to-day User Centred Design profession. One of the good things with OS X software was the abundance of useful, single use applications which helped in work. Using Linux, this shouldn’t be impossible to achieve either. The flavour of […]

The Open Sourced User Centred Designer – Introduction

Hello, I’m Bernard I’m a user centred designer. I work mainly as a user researcher and interaction designer. In my day job, I work in a UK government department. I spend my days mostly doing: user research to build services that are sometimes completely digital, and sometimes a mixture of digital and non-digital interaction design […]