[Design-team] Design Suite Change of Goals Proposal

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Thu Jul 8 12:32:09 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Martin Sourada <martin.sourada at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> the current goals of design suite quite worked for the start, i.e.
> define what kind of apps/content in general we want in. Now, I think
> it's time to move on and define some long term goals in terms of *use
> cases* and *work-flows*.
> Some ideas that come to mind:
>      * Joe has been on a holidays trip with family and recorded a lot
>        of content with his DV video camera. He want's to import the
>        shots into the computer, do some cutting, add background
>        music, ... and make a video he can show his friends.
>      * Minori was on a school trip to Kyōto and shot a lot of photos
>        with her camera. She wants to edit them a little (fix
>        perspective, red eyes, colours, ...), organize and archive them,
>        and publish some of them on web in a blog post (and/or face
>        book?).
>      * Ed is giving a presentation on a conference and he wants to
>        prepare some slides to show.
>      * Alice wants to design a font for her comic strips.
>      * Květa wants to draw a comic strip.
>      * Pablo is going to design an icon for his favourite application.
>      * Yujin wants to help with Fedora artwork so she downloaded some
>        wallpaper WIP and decided to improve it.
> More ideas welcome. IMHO we should choose a few concrete use-cases (like
> those listed above), for each propose at least one "ideal" work-flow and
> then find and include the needed apps in the design spin. And for each
> work-flow make some sort of tutorial -- e.g. step-by-step "comic",
> screen-cast, ... -- which we would include in the design suite.
> Any suggestions, critics, ...? How does this sound.

I personally believe this would be an awesome thing to do! :) Instead
of throwing randomly throwing applications at the user, we'd be able
to provide them with a way how to use the applications that actually
*fit* these use cases.

I would really like to see something like that evolve, but I'm
obviously not the only one anymore who has a say about that (and I'm
quite happy about that; thank you Chris and Pierros once again!).


P.S.: Would it make sense to put these use cases in the wiki or maybe
organize a sprint in IRC around that?

> Cheers,
> Martin

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