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Difficulties in having more designers participate in Open Source

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Panel moderated at FOSDEM 2019 in the "Open Source Design" devroom talking about getting more designers participating in Open Source projects and understanding the barriers that may prevent them from contributing. See https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/panel_more_designers/

446 responses from audience were submitted during the discussions and the panels members were: Donald, @jancborchardt, @belenpena and Timon.

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Difficulties in having more designers participate in Open Source

  1. 1. difficulties in having more designers involved in open source #FOSDEM2019
  2. 2. q1: You are a ... 2 / 39 A. Designer B. Developer C. Other bit.ly/2CYEV2F
  3. 3. q1: You are a ... 3 / 39 A. Designer B. Developer C. Other
  4. 4. q2: Do you have a designer in your project’s community? 4 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2MIuF2S
  5. 5. q2: Do you have a designer in your project’s community? 5 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  6. 6. q3: What communities realize they need a designer? When? 6 / 39 A. Small projects (1+) B. Medium projects (<50) C. Popular projects (100+) D. Designers are optional bit.ly/2TnYmJd
  7. 7. q3: What communities realize they need a designer? When? 7 / 39 A. Small projects (1+) B. Medium projects (<50) C. Popular projects (100+) D. Designers are optional
  8. 8. q4: Where do you look for designers for your OS projects? 8 / 39 A. Search engine B. Social platforms C. Issue trackers D. OSD ;) E. Other [1] https://opensourcedesign.net/jobs/ bit.ly/2DLh5ss
  9. 9. q4: Where do you look for designers for your OS projects? 9 / 39 A. Search engine B. Social platforms C. Issue trackers D. OSD ;) E. Other [1] https://opensourcedesign.net/jobs/
  10. 10. q5: What kind of designer do you need for your project? 10 / 39 A. Graphic Designer B. Interaction Designer C. User Researcher D. Front-end Developer E. Usability Engineer F. UX Designer G. I don’t know bit.ly/2G2h6KY
  11. 11. q5: What kind of designer do you need for your project? 11 / 39 A. Graphic Designer B. Interaction Designer C. User Researcher D. Front-end Developer E. Usability Engineer F. UX Designer G. I don’t know
  12. 12. q6: For how long would you need a designer? 12 / 39 A. One-time B. Periodic C. Full-time D. Issue based bit.ly/2CSJf3f
  13. 13. q6: For how long would you need a designer? 13 / 39 A. One-time B. Periodic C. Full-time D. Issue based
  14. 14. q7: Does your community list the design contributions rules? 14 / 39 A. Design issues list B. Proposal acceptance rules C. Voting process D. Decision makers E. Feedback conduct F. Deliverables formats G. Communication channels H. No design rules bit.ly/2ScgQ1S
  15. 15. q7: Does your community list the design contributions rules? 15 / 39 A. Design issues list B. Proposal acceptance rules C. Voting process D. Decision makers E. Feedback conduct F. Deliverables formats G. Communication channels H. No design rules
  16. 16. q8: Is money a factor for limited contributions in OS? 16 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2Utx04g
  17. 17. q8: Is money a factor for limited contributions in OS? 17 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  18. 18. q9: Does the university / industry influence the tools / formats that designers use? 18 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2WtcW45
  19. 19. q9: Does the university / industry influence the tools / formats that designers use? 19 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  20. 20. q10: Do you need to be a user first in order to contribute? 20 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2sYQn9O
  21. 21. q10: You need to be a user first in order to contribute? 21 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  22. 22. q11: Do designers need to learn Git? 22 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2GhHWhs
  23. 23. q11: Do designers need to learn Git? 23 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  24. 24. q12: Design is not perceived as valuable as code 24 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2Bbmace
  25. 25. q12: Design is not perceived as valuable as code 25 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  26. 26. q13: As a contributor have you ever felt technically shamed? 26 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2HI0FW4
  27. 27. q13: As a contributor have you ever felt technically shamed? 27 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  28. 28. q14: Successful OS designers should have engineering backgrounds? 28 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2Gb3NHE
  29. 29. q14: Successful OS designers should have engineering backgrounds? 29 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  30. 30. q15: Would you trust a designer to make the best decision for your project? 30 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2WxcUrV
  31. 31. q15: Would you trust a designer to make the best decision for your project? 31 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  32. 32. q16: Everyone has an opinion on design 32 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE bit.ly/2Sa7Jij
  33. 33. q16: Everyone has an opinion on design 33 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE
  34. 34. q17: What is the greatest attribute an OS designer should have? 34 / 39 A. Technical knowledge B. Communication skills C. Patience D. Critical feedback acceptance E. Style bit.ly/2Wy1uE1
  35. 35. q17: What is the greatest attribute an OS designer should have? 35 / 39 A. Technical knowledge B. Communication skills C. Patience D. Critical feedback acceptance E. Style
  36. 36. q18: Is there any correlation between gender and OS participation? 36 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE 70% of design students in the UK are women [1] 2014 3% of open source participants are women [2] 2017 bit.ly/2RZYdyT
  37. 37. q18: Is there any correlation between gender and OS participation? 37 / 39 A. TRUE B. FALSE 70% of design students in the UK are women [1] 2014 3% of open source participants are women [2] 2017
  38. 38. other questions ... Share your experiences! @opensrcdesign
  39. 39. thank you #FOSDEM2019@evalica

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