the drupal.org redesign project

design by community

               leisa reichelt
            disambiguity.com
       wi...
‘Drupal is an open source social publishing platform
     that allows an individual or a community
 of users to easily pub...
Fast Company
          The Onion
         Seattle Times
          MTV UK
          Sony BMG
     Belgium Government
      ...
720,000 unique visitors / month
homepage viewed 1 million times/month
300,000+ users
         300 new users per day
       375,000 discussion threads
4:1 response rate on general discussions
 ...
how do you redesign the
home of such an active,
 engaged community?
how do you design in an
  ‘open source’ way?
design by & with community
recruiting participation -
     Google Apps Forms
openly blogging the process
          asking questions
openly blogging the process
          asking questions
engaging with existing
community infrastructure
crowdsourcing design
       (wireframes)
online card sorting
(information architecture)
recruit *more* participation
         (search.twitter.com)
lightweight communication
with community via Twitter
knowledge sharing & empowering - wiki
      crowdsourcing usability testing
rapid, iterative, open prototyping
rapid, iterative, open prototyping
are you guys nuts?
design by committee
         vs
design by community
get involved!

        contact me:
 leisa@disambiguity.com
     disambiguity.com
     twitter.com/leisa
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Drupal Communitydesign

  1. 1. the drupal.org redesign project design by community leisa reichelt disambiguity.com with markboultondesign.com
  2. 2. ‘Drupal is an open source social publishing platform that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Begun as a hobby project of Dries Buytaert, it was first released as an open source project in 2001 and has steadily grown in popularity ever since.’
  3. 3. Fast Company The Onion Seattle Times MTV UK Sony BMG Belgium Government Mike Bloomberg AOL Corporate Sun Open Office Ubuntu Yahoo! Adobe United Nations Amnesty International World Bank Harvard Science Science Museum of Minneapolis
  4. 4. 720,000 unique visitors / month homepage viewed 1 million times/month
  5. 5. 300,000+ users 300 new users per day 375,000 discussion threads 4:1 response rate on general discussions 10:1 response rate on dev. discussions
  6. 6. how do you redesign the home of such an active, engaged community?
  7. 7. how do you design in an ‘open source’ way?
  8. 8. design by & with community
  9. 9. recruiting participation - Google Apps Forms
  10. 10. openly blogging the process asking questions
  11. 11. openly blogging the process asking questions
  12. 12. engaging with existing community infrastructure
  13. 13. crowdsourcing design (wireframes)
  14. 14. online card sorting (information architecture)
  15. 15. recruit *more* participation (search.twitter.com)
  16. 16. lightweight communication with community via Twitter
  17. 17. knowledge sharing & empowering - wiki crowdsourcing usability testing
  18. 18. rapid, iterative, open prototyping
  19. 19. rapid, iterative, open prototyping
  20. 20. are you guys nuts?
  21. 21. design by committee vs design by community
  22. 22. get involved! contact me: leisa@disambiguity.com disambiguity.com twitter.com/leisa
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