[Design-team] F13 Artwork Process

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 19:26:16 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 09:47:34AM -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> On 10/28/2009 08:43 AM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> > On Wednesday 28 October 2009 10:59:52 Nicu Buculei wrote:
> >> On 10/28/2009 11:33 AM, Martin Sourada wrote:
> >>> I think the F12 schedule worked rather well, we slipped a few times a
> >>> few days or a week and skipped most of the wallpaper refreshes -- I
> >>> think it's unnecessary to have that many wallpaper refreshes. I've tried
> >>> to keep in sync with our work the Key milestones [1] so you can compare
> >>> what we did in time and when we did it.
> >>
> >> A characteristic of this cycle was we had some *very good* designs *very
> >> early* in the process, we got complacent about them and a long period of
> >> inactivity occurred (this is why I think we missed refreshes).
> >> Then close to the Beta we tried a refreshed look and post-beta due to
> >> *some* fedback, a major and unexpected refresh occurred.
> > 
> > Indeed! I totally agree with you. So we need more feedback - probably through 
> > more refreshes for alpha, more communication out of design team. It's really 
> > too late in time after beta (that's was one problem with F12 schedules - it 
> > was bad communicated what does it mean alpha and beta for F12 - beta is now 
> > practically final release, release candidate). 
> I don't understand how we could have communicated the alpha and beta
> artwork any better than we did. We sent mails, we posted multiple blogs,
> and I even posted on identi.ca and solicited people in IRC to give feedback.
> It's really frustrating that folks wait until the very very last minute
> to voice their opinion.

I thought the Design team did a great job communicating to everyone in
the F12 cycle.  Be that as it may, I'll be happy to propagate the
drafts in this next cycle, to encourage more and earlier feedback
anywhere you think it's not reaching already.

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