I've also shared this with the folks from GNOME. We're going to try for a Hangout in the next week or so to go over the results and talk in more detail, discuss themes, and generally about how things went.
From here, my next steps are too finish up the next draft of my paper. I think the next draft will be much closer to the final form (which is good, based on where we are in the semester). The previous draft reused some text from my blog, so had a very informal tone. The next draft will step that up.
Since this is for my M.S. capstone, this iteration will be a much longer and more detailed document than the paper I wrote for a previous class on usability (later turned into an article for Linux Journal). My outline is currently shaping up this way:
- What is usability
- Usability needs to be an integral part of the development process
- development methods in closed software v open source software
- Why is usability overlooked in open source software
- My usability test
- Usability test results
- Themes and conclusions