Fumseck is a responsive, mobile-first theme for WordPress that I built specifically for this site. It’s based on the Solarized color scheme and the Latin Modern font family.
An experiment in wikiarchaeology, during which I attempted to provide a high-level view of the history of Wikipedia and its community.
The Open Advice book, a collection of essays, stories and lessons learned by members of the Free Software community, is out!
Free knowledge is the foundation of all Wikimedia projects: anyone is free to use, modify and redistribute the content for any purpose. But copyright and free licenses are very confusing for new users, especially when they want to contribute pictures and other media files. A new illustrated licensing tutorial will now guide new users through the basics of copyright and free licenses to make their first steps easier.
As part of the Multimedia Usability project, in collaboration with illustrator Michael Bartalos, I led a project to design a licensing tutorial with the Wikimedia Commons community, and integrate it into the new UploadWizard on Wikimedia Commons.
I follow a set of RSS feeds related to user experience and interaction design. Until now, I have been reading them for my own benefit; but with my new job, it makes sense to pick a few interesting pieces of information for Wikimedians who want to better understand the work of the Wikimedia usability team(s).
Where our hero makes an early Christmas wishlist and implores the developer fairies to give Wikimedia Commons some much-needed love.
A collection of resizable, editable information graphics I used in my Ph.D thesis to explain the various uses of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) for biology and healthcare.
Where our hero rediscovers the irreplaceable value of user testing, and valiantly turns a rebel mollusc into an exotic flower.
My Ph.D work has been very interdisciplinary and I wanted to dedicate a special section of my thesis about how cool, yet difficult, it is to work at the crossroads of biology, chemistry, physics & technology.