Design in Open Source
The challenges with Open Source Design globally.
Human/Subject centred design approach, application of a specific workshop methodology, practice, participation and contribution to the methodology, active participation and contribution to any OSS project. Boosting/promoting designs ability to improve OSS globally.And finally, funding streams and sponsorship.
We've started this project and are growing it from 5 years+ of work the OSS engaged design community has been building. We're proposing to start taking the idea of design in open source software to the next level publicly and give it a platform and opportunity globally that it has yet to benefit from.
We think that be pushing for design in open source software we can solve some of the design communities trickiest challenges around things like:
Pro-bono work for free attitudes to early career designers and low pay/gig economy portfolio pieces
Connecting the development community with the design community in more cohesive ways
Building the digital literacy of designers to engage more fully in open source software and as a result, software in general.
Give design communities opportunities to mentor, learn from and experience what design is like remotely across vastly different ecosystems. e.g. How can a designer based in Tokyo benefit from the practices and methods a design in Nairobi uses?