My name is Bernard Tyers - I’m a UX researcher and designer working on pip - the Python package manager, used to install Python code.
You might (or might not!) be aware that you are using a program called
pip when using Python and Blender.
My work at the moment is improving the usability of pip, for all users. Right now, a lot of what
pip does can be confusing and complicated for people who are not Python experts. Our objective is to understand how to improve that.
Between now and early-mid September we want to hear from users so we can learn about:
- Who uses pip and how that affects their understanding of what pip does?
- How do users’ disabilities affect their usage of pip?
- How does pip documentation help users?
- What pip functionality is important to users?
We’re looking to speak with people of all background - so far we’ve had a lot of response from programmers, developers (for obvious reasons) but we’re very conscious that there are MANY “non-programming” users, so we are also specifically looking to hear from those who don’t identify themselves as a “programmer”.
(I use Python for my UX work but I wouldn’t consider myself a programmer!)
If you want to take part, first thing is to sign-up here:
Once you’ve signed up, we’ll then send you information about the research we’re planning.
I’m happy to answer any questions about this UX work in the forum.
Forum mods: I hope it’s acceptable for me posting this message. If there’s any questions, please let me know. I’m posting here as I know Python is used in Blender.
Thanks in advance for your time,
Python Software Foundation pip UX Team