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Open Source Design, Mozilla and You

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Talk given at the FOSDEM 2009 conference in Brussels regarding ways we can build up Mozilla's visual design community. …

Talk given at the FOSDEM 2009 conference in Brussels regarding ways we can build up Mozilla's visual design community.

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    • 1. Open Source Design, Mozilla and You
      • John Slater
      • 7 February, 2009
    • 2.
      • Hi.
    • 3.
      • First, a bit of background...
    • 4. About Me
      • John Slater
    • 5. About Me
    • 6. About Me
    • 7. What I Do at Mozilla
    • 8.  
    • 9.  
    • 10.  
    • 11.  
    • 12.  
    • 13.  
    • 14.  
    • 15.
      • [victory]
    • 16.
      • Why?
    • 17.
      • Open Source Design
    • 18.
      • In this talk, “design” = visual or graphic design…i.e., pretty pictures.
    • 19. Code
    • 20. Localization
    • 21. QA 1,000,000+ Firefox 3 beta testers
    • 22. Add-ons 6,000+ Firefox add-ons
    • 23. Spreading Firefox
    • 24. Extraterrestrial Contact
    • 25. World Records
    • 26. LOTS of stuff
      • And much, much more.
    • 27.
      • But, what does all this talk about open source and community mean for design?
    • 28.  
    • 29.
      • What we’re trying to do is build a worldwide community of designers.
    • 30.
      • A Quick History of Mozilla Community Design
    • 31. Mozilla Design History
      • The Firefox logo itself is a creation of community design.
    • 32. Mozilla Design History
    • 33. Mozilla Design History
    • 34. Mozilla Design History
    • 35. Mozilla Design History Sketch by Stephen des Roches
    • 36. Mozilla Design History Final logo design by Jon Hicks
    • 37. Mozilla Design History
      • Mozilla.com redesign
    • 38. Mozilla Design History
    • 39. Mozilla Design History
    • 40. Mozilla Design History
    • 41. Mozilla Design History
    • 42. Mozilla Design History
    • 43. Mozilla Design History
      • Firefox 3 T-Shirt Contest
    • 44. Mozilla Design History
    • 45. Mozilla Design History
      • [winning shirt]
    • 46. Mozilla Design History
      • Mozilla Community Store
    • 47. Mozilla Design History
    • 48. Mozilla Design History
    • 49. Mozilla Design History
      • Ubiquity: Open Icon Design
    • 50. Mozilla Design History
    • 51. Mozilla Design History
    • 52. Mozilla Design History
    • 53. Mozilla Design History
      • Mozilla Mexico Logo Contest
    • 54. Mozilla Design History
    • 55. Mozilla Design History
    • 56. Community Design
      • Now what?
    • 57. Community Design
      • There already is a Mozilla design community…
    • 58. Community Design Courtesy of Deviant Art user Totosa
    • 59. Community Design Courtesy of Flickr user MrTopf .
    • 60. Community Design
    • 61. Community Design
    • 62. Community Design
    • 63. Community Design Courtesy of Flickr user Rakka .
    • 64.
      • … but it’s not organized and lacks focus.
    • 65.
      • Enter the Mozilla Creative Collective
    • 66. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • The goal is to organize and build our design community around a central hub.
    • 67. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • Designers will be able to:
      • Gain exposure by posting and sharing their Mozilla-inspired work on a highly-trafficked site.
    • 68. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • Designers will be able to:
      • Connect with other designers, make contacts and build up their personal networks.
    • 69. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • Designers will be able to:
      • Improve their own skills by learning from others and participating in design challenges.
    • 70. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • Design challenges will provide focus and a sense of friendly competition.
    • 71. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • An open source approach to visual design.
    • 72. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • It’s about connecting people.
    • 73. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • Connect the community and designers via a job board.
    • 74. Mozilla Creative Collective
    • 75. Mozilla Creative Collective
    • 76. Mozilla Creative Collective
    • 77. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • Good design = a powerful way to spread the word about Mozilla & its products
    • 78. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • The Creative Collective site will host posters, flyers, desktop wallpaper…
    • 79. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • … t-shirts, web site mockups, advertisements…
    • 80. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • … logos, icons, stickers…
    • 81. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • … and art that’s just fun to look at.
    • 82. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • It’s a bit like a wartime propaganda campaign…
    • 83. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • … minus the war and the propaganda.
    • 84. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • In other words, using widely distributed art to convey a message.
    • 85. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • It’s all about the power of a community.
    • 86. Mozilla Creative Collective
      • Anything can be accomplished.
    • 87. Your Turn
      • Questions or comments?
    • 88. How to Get Involved
      • [email_address]
      • www.intothefuzz.com
    • 89.
      • Thanks!