Belen Barros Pena with a passion fruit on her nose
Interaction designer

I have been an interaction designer and user researcher since 2007. In that time I've done pretty much everything: from websites and web applications, to Linux native applications and mobile phone operating systems. In December 2012 I accepted the design lead position with the Yocto Project, a Linux Foundation initiative, as a way to explore the role of design in free and open source software. It was during those years that I started my involvement with Open Source Design, an iniative that advocates human-centred design practices in free and open source software. Although I left the Yocto Project in 2016 to start a PhD in Human Computer Interaction, I am still an active member of the FOSS community, and I contribute design to projects when time and energy allows.