Beautiful design can drive user adoption of open source software

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    Design matters in software

    Nowadays we see beautiful design everywhere in our daily life. The digital world is no exception. Many of the websites we visit and the desktop and mobile apps that we use started to be so beautifully designed, that user perceptions on design started to change. As a result, everybody is becoming more design savvy. Users who didn’t care about contrast, button color or responsiveness in the past now critique companies whenever they make a user interface or experience update.

    Do you remember the user reaction after several Digg re-designs? Why don’t you use GIMP over Photoshop even though as an average user you won’t need most the extras Photoshop has? There are hundreds of other examples where you will see design and user experience having a great impact on product adoption rates and continuity.

    Open source software always has the advantage of offering a free alternative to mainstream solutions, but it doesn’t guarantee user adoption.

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    Original: http://opensource.com/business/13/12/beautiful-design-drives-user-adoption-open-source-software
    By: osoner
    Posted: December 4, 2013, 11:00 am

    NetCare B.V.

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    NetCare heeft een compleet aanbod in ICT, zowel hard en software, projecten maar ook het inzetten van ICT professionals voor vast of tijdelijk. Een compleet aanbod tegen scherpe tarieven geleverd...