Dear Sir or Madam,
You are cordially invited to submit your quality research outcomes to the
“2011 Tsinghua-DMI International Design Management Symposium, Hong Kong”,
which will be held on 3-5 December 2011 in Hong Kong SAR, China.
We earnestly encourage you to participate in this exciting event. Under the
theme of “Design Management: Towards a New Era of Innovation”, we welcome
various perspectives and research outcomes that may address the important
Design Management, Strategy and Innovation
User Studies and Market Research
Service Design and Business Model
Design and Brand Innovation
Design Management Education
We have got strong response from the following keynote speakers in our
Mr. B. Joseph Pine (Co-founder, Strategic Horizons LLP),
Prof. Roger L. Martin (Dean, Joseph L Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto),
Mr.Kun-Pyo Lee (Vice President, LG Design Center),
Mr. Kyung-Won Chung (Deputy Mayor, Seoul municipal government, Korea)
Mr. Thomas Lockwood (President of DMI)
Prof. Richard Buchanan (Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western
Other prestigious scholars, entrepreneurs, government officers will be also
invited to deliver a speech during the conference.
Please submit the Abstract and Full Paper to:
Prof. Liu, Jikun and Ms. Jiang, Hong (Beijing)
Tel: +86 010-6279 8872
Fax: +86 010-6279 8872
Miss, Gigi Chui (Hong Kong)
Tel: +852 2788 6134
Fax: +852 2788 5121
For more information, please refer to the attachments or the symposium
We will keep you updated when new information is released. It would be
grateful if you could help to forward this email to anyone who may also
concern about this event!
Thank you for your time!
Prof Cai Jun
Director, Design Management Research Laboratory,
Art & Science Research Center,
Since we've grown pretty large as a team and our responsibilities seem
to grow even larger, Tatica and I have come up with a proposal for
organizing the team moving forward. What follows below is what we've
come up with; please have a read and let us know what you think at
tomorrow's team meeting!
The design team is responsible for:
(1) A new wallpaper design every 6 months for each Fedora release.
(2) Supporting other teams in Fedora - especially the marketing,
ambassadors, website, and FUDcon planning teams - in producing designs
for things like events, media, posters, t-shirts, etc. and help maintain
a consistent for the project brand worldwide.
(3) Creating user experience design for Fedora to make Fedora and its
community delightful to use / be part of.
We will have the following action groups and corresponding leadership
roles in the design team to help
lead and organize the work:
(1) A wallpaper action group, lead by the wallpaper wrangler who
oversees the creation of the default wallpaper very release. A different
person can fill this role each release (similar to how we do
supplemental wallpapers now.) (For F16 this is Tatica)
HOWTO for this task:
(2) A supplemental wallpaper action group, lead by the supplemental
wallpaper wrangler, to oversee the supplemental wallpaper process, again
led by a different person release (as we do now.) (For F16 this is pcon)
HOWTO for this task:
(3) A UX action group, lead by the UX wrangler, to oversee ongoing
user experience projects. (This is Mo)
HOWTO for this task:
(4) A cross-community support team that focuses on supporting other
teams in Fedora. Ideally, we'd have a design team member to work with
each individual group - someone assigned to marketing, someone assigned
to ambassadors, someone assigned to web, and someone assigned to FUDcon,
and they would work together with the rest of the team to make sure
tasks get completed.
(5) The design team lead (Mo) who will:
- Support, assist, and encourage the various action groups and help
them manage the logistics for their processes
- Lead outreach projects to recruit & onboard more team members and
infrastructure projects to help improve our tooling
- Represent the design team during project-wide status meetings,
such as release readiness meetings, and regularly relay our team's
status to the greater Fedora community (via blogs, etc.)
The entire team, irrespective of action group, is responsible for:
- Run weekly design team meetings and send out logs (the task of running
the meeting and sending out the logs can rotate between members of the
- Recruit & onboard new team members, providing a comfortable place for
designers interested in joining the Fedora community to hang out.
- Sharing ideas, tips, and tricks on using design software to help each
The release artwork that the wallpaper wrangler oversees will be the
primary default wallpaper across all desktop spins of Fedora.
The release artwork that the design team has not put as much attention
towards (or isn't seen by many users) isn't going to be updated every
release. We'll work together on a non-release-specific,
minimalist/abstract theme that doesn't depend on the wallpaper design
for these items, and update incrementally as needed, but not every
single release the way we have typically in the past:
- Syslinux splash
- GRUB splash
- Anaconda banner
- Anaconda splash
- Firstboot sidebar banner
- Firstboot splash
- GNOME splash window
- KDE splash window
- Login theme
Instead, we can drop these items to focus the time and effort towards
making awesome wallpapers. If we ever want to make an update or change,
we can absolutely do that, but we will give ourselves the freedom to
focus more fully on the wallpaper each release.
Once the wallpapers are finished, the following dependent tasks will be
shared by the team:
- Release banner and countdown banners for the website (Alexander
usually handles these)
- Release party poster template
- Print-ready DVD and Live Media labels and sleeve designs
Hello Designers, Ninjas, Aliens and Pandas!
I'm glad to inform you that our first stage is now over, so this means that
we have complete our sketches period! Now comes the time to set a proper
priority to start our Colorize Stage (Stage 2) and give color and live to
this awesome draws.
We will have until July 05 to end our second stage (Colorize) so that give
us 17 days to play with our imagination and give love to this draws.
Remember, this vote is not to choose a wallpaper, but instead to give us a
prior list to work with them and try to arrange our time to finish them all.
One of the ideas that Design team had is to use all (or almost all) our
wallpapers in a special package based on Verne's artwork. We have never had
that much artwork, so is fare enough to use it!
=== How we will vote? ===
Simply give us your top five draws (please, if you feel that some need more
color don't see that, see concepts and vote based on that).
Each Art piece has a number, just make click on the image you like and send
us the last number of that URL
Vote = 47
Artwork Designs to vote for:
=== Where we will vote? ===
Anywhere!!! That's the amazing about internet. Send a reply to this mail
with your top five, send a twitter/identi.ca message with the hashtag
#FedoraArt or just ping me at IRC and let me know your votes.
=== Until when is the vote? ===
Until our weekly meeting (which is Tuesday at 19UTC)
=== What will artist do in the mean time? ===
Draw!!!! Colorize!!!! Polish!!!!
I will keep coloring as many draws as I can trying to increase votes!
Please, blog about this, call your friends... spread! Remember that our
wallpaper is the face of fedora, and we all want it to be the best!
=== Further info ===
I would like to explain a little why are we doing this and Pro's Con's of
this new initiative:
* We are in time!!! one of our common problems are that the artistic process
sometimes takes more than it should, so having a schedule like this give us
time to know where we are and what we should do
* We can divide and conquer! Artist can't do everything, but we can divide
our tasks and conquer the world. Using human resources based on their best
skills lets us set us realistic-goals based on what people can do, knowing
how much can we push them.
* We know when and where! We have a detailed schedule and know what to do in
each stage; so there is no way to be lost without something to do. Also, we
have an awesome place to put all our artwork and get some interesting
* We have dates... so even if our process is going ok, we need to deliver
our art on time.
Maria Gracia Leandro
GPG Public Key: E1CDCC56
"Be yourself... Don't be anyone else"
I wanted to start a discussion on what is the goal/purpose for
start.fedoraproject.org. There has been some push on redesigning and
freshening up its 'look and feel' which some of that work has been
completed. However, the problem is we need to answer what is the purpose of
start.fp.o?. Without answering this question, we can't redesign it without
having a target audience in mind.
I think that this site can be a very visible, since that's one of the two
sites that load upon launching FF for the first time. Currently I feel that
it lacks a purpose and its sorta out there with no target in mind. My
current view is to do something like a '1 page release notes' or 'New things
in Fedora X' type thing, something very simple and only 1 page. The other
idea is to just drop the site completely and/or use fp.o.
Here is a link to a few unorganized ideas about the redesign . Any
 - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Start.fpo_redesign
Just got this email from Toshio, and this affects the designteam group
in FAS because we're listed as a hosted group (since we have a hosted
repo tied to our FAS account).
Because our group previously required cla_done, I feel like there's no
reason it shouldn't be this way in the future -- just wanted to check
with everyone else before I file a ticket with Infrastructure.
Ian Weller <ian(a)ianweller.org>
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