[Making OSS UIs work]


1. Get a Benevolent Dictator
2. Make the Program Usable In Its Default State
3. Design Around Tasks
4. Write a Plug-In Architecture
5. User Testing, User Testing, User Testing!!

Do Not

1. Develop Without A Vision
2. Join the Clone Wars
3. Leave the UI Design Up To The End User
4. Make the Interface a Thin Veneer over the Underlying Implementation
5. Treat UI Design as Babysitting Idiots