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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Hello all, I'm Xin Li, the UX designer of Symphony
Date Thu, 10 May 2012 02:56:09 GMT
>From my perspective it's been a welcome change from the old way
to see this PPMC operate as one big team, and not as a collection
of little fiefdoms breaking up bits of control over various bits of the

Apache projects work best IME when there are no boundaries for
committers to cross when working on different aspects of the tree.
It has been a successful experiment to date with this PPMC AFAICT,
so lets not start setting up interior walls and barriers between

A UX-focused interest group?  Why not.  But a User Experience Design
Team?  Let's avoid promoting that idea please.  The only teams we should
talk about are the group of committers or the PPMC.

----- Original Message -----
> From: Kevin Grignon <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Hello all, I'm Xin Li, the UX designer of Symphony
>G reat to see such interest and passion in UX. We're excitied to
> reinvigorate the UX effort and look forward to everyone's contribution.
> Any enhancements to the AOO UI and user experience moving forward, whether
> adopted from the Symphony code base, opportunities for improvement
> identified from AOO user feedback, or great ideas from within the AOO
> community will need to compliment the existing offering, align with our
> user's needs and criteria for success. We will subscribe to a user-centered
> design methodology.
> Product development requires a balance of exploitation and incremental
> enhancement of the existing code base, while exploring new and innovative
> implementations. Together we can define such balance.
> UX is currently refreshing the UX wiki, and will send out link to the
> updated pages and new UX work products soon.
> Regards,
> Kevin
> AOO User Experience Design

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