Flirt, Date, Commit: Injecting Design into an Open Source Project
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"I can't code, I can't contribute."

"I can't code, I can't contribute."
Designer misperception of participating in Open Source.

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Flirt, Date, Commit: Injecting Design into an Open Source Project Flirt, Date, Commit: Injecting Design into an Open Source Project Presentation Transcript

  • “ I can’t code, I can’t contribute.” Designer misperception of participating in OS
  • 200,000 open source solutions 1,000 enterprise ready
  • Many OS projects may not need interface design .... but they need Design.
  • our evolution as designers = more engineering savvy
  • But where are the designers? Learned Helplessness
  • Case study Injecting Design into an Open Source project Juhan Sonin 26.Jun.08 results TBD until Beta 2 release, community adoption
  • Business We need a data collection service Technical Current system was brittle, aging prototype, required lots of engineering TLC to update Design More customers asking for the service because of the design and perceived business impact