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!