By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Structural Reasons You Think Open Source Apps are Ugly

Koos Looijesteijn: Why is open source software so badly designed?

Great design isn’t done by picking up a tiny issue and creating a solution for it. It’s done by gaining deep understanding for the problems people have, the context in which they use products and by testing solutions with people. It’s labor-intensive and requires people who are engaged with their users over long periods of time.

A very good read about the structural reasons open source software often has less-than-wonderful UIs.

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