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Hi Paulo!

2011/1/21 Paulo José <>:
Hi! My name is Paulo José, 20. I'm a Brazilian Computer Science student and
I've been an art lover along all my life.

A warm welcome from me as well - it's great to see new people here.
I've just finished a BSc in Computer Science myself, and it's great to
see you have an interest in design too.

In last days I've discovered many new possibilities about the LibreOffice
world. In january 17 I published some very basic mock-ups on DeviantArt
website [1]; they show how I imagined the LibreOffice's UI could be. Then
these mockups was posted by some interesting blogs [2] about Linux related
news and it has very cool and exciting. I also met some people who have nice
ideas too and even serious projects, like Citrus UI [3].

And now I'm very excitet to be here in this maillist, thanks to Berhnard
Dippold and Christoph Noack that helped me very much and invited me to join
the Design Team. Thank you very much guys!

+1 :)

So, if you want to know more about me, here a short of my professional
experience. In 2008's last months I and some colleagues became part of a
research grounp about usability and accessibility under the guidance of two
teachers. Our goal was analise the University's website and propose a new
design of interface. We worked hard for one year, since the first online
survey to know the previous site's problems, user test and card sorting
analysis, passing by many creation steps, until the user tests on the
website already online. We used some capturing softwares like Morae and at
last an online survey to comparation purposes. It was an amazing experience
and I learned a lot along the process. The resulting website [4] was
rewarding and has good users feedback.

That must've been a big project - congratulations!

If you're interested in website design, you might also consider
joining the website list where many of us are also subscribed on. The
details for that are:

Digest subscription:

Parallel to this, I worked on a interface for a Conference's website and the
UI of its papers submission system [6] with our team of the "Linked" Junior
Enterprise. I think this two projects gave me some practical and teorical -
although very initial - knowledge about UI design. And by my whole life I
worked (as amateur) with graphical programs like Photoshop, Gimp, Inkscape
and Blender.

If you know your way around Inkscape, you'll fit right in. Some of us
here (mostly Christoph, Bernhard and Jaron) are working on new
mimetype (file) icons for LibreOffice at [1] so if you're interested
feel free to join in that effort.

And of course, I'm a big fan of the singer Shania Twain and the most part of
my works [my old portfolio - 7] was inspirated by her! :D I also have a
personal website dedicated to her [8].

Shania Twain is an ... acquired taste :)

English is not a language I dominate so much, but I actually hope to take
part of LibreOffice's development. And I ask your help (and patience) to
find the best way to do that. :) I hope become myself a deserver of your

Absolutely, it's great to have you on board. I've outlined a few of
the things we are working on here. However, if you're interested in
development as well, you may consider looking at the Developers page
Hopefully you'll find something you like here :)



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