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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:45:43 GMT
On 4/13/12 9:37 AM, Kevin Grignon wrote:
> Hello All,
> I joined the AOO project a few weeks ago and wanted to take a moment to
> formally introduce myself to the project.
> My name is Kevin Grignon, I'm a user experience designer with 15 years of
> experience in product research, interaction design and usability
> evaluation. I'm a Certified User Experience Professional who is currently
> working for IBM, based out of Shanghai, China.
> I'm very excited to be joining this effort, and look forward to
> contributing to the design direction moving forward.
> My area of interest are related to product design and user experience
> design. I feel that successful products are those that are designed for
> people. I feel that technology should compliment, rather thank disrupt,
> people's lives. I like to balance incremental enhancements to the existing
> user experience, with explorations of future design direction and
> innovation.
> Within the Apache OpenOffice community, I'm looking to work with others who
> are interested in researching and understanding how people use our products
> to accomplish their goals. More specifically, I'd like to determine how
> might we understand how people use our tools today, what works? what
> doesn't? I'd also like to understand how people will use our tools in the
> future? I'd like to understand the customer journey and the document life
> cycle in the age of social networks, mobile devices and cloud computing.
> There has been some really great UX work done in past on this project, I'd
> like to build of this strong base and bring AOO to the next level.
> Please contact me if you are interested in working together to
> re-invigoratethe UX effort on Apache OpenOffice moving forward. I'd like to
> work with development to learn how I can contribute to feature design and
> direction. I'd like to work with users to understand what OpenOffice means
> in the context of their world.
> Best regards,
> Kevin
> Kevin Grignon
> User Experience Designer

welcome on board again Kevin. I am looking forward to work with you and 
hope that you will bring some new fresh ideas into the project and 
especially the UI design.


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