[Design-team] Design team story....
robyn.bergeron at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 16:01:57 UTC 2010
Hey there Design folks...
Some of you may have seen some of marketing-team's discussion on doing
some stories about what's going on in Fedora. It has occurred to me
that it would be super cool to do a piece on what the Design team is
up to - particularly since we're really at the start of the cycle
here, and it's a great time for people to get involved and come up to
speed without it being crunch time. :)
Here's a bit of what I was thinking (subject to change - feel free to
throw your own ideas out!) -
* Look at all the different projects / deliverables Design produces
throughout the cycle - from concept to shipment of each release. How
to get involved.
* Tools! What are the tools used - perhaps even talk about Design Suite a bit.
* Discuss doing things openly - with open tools, why this is important.
* How can non-designers help? Feedback loop, etc.
I think it would be great as a four-part series (or... something to
that effect), doing interviews with 4 different contributors (ideally,
I could get four interviewers too, which would be awesome). It could
be some great press-kit type stuff particularly for Design Suite, as
well as hopefully assisting your team in picking up a few new
contributors, and explaining to others what your process is. (Or even,
"Why it's a much better time NOW to make requests, than 2 weeks before
As to where it winds up - there are a few options. Other than being a
blog series on planet - we could also work with red hat to get it on
their press blog, which gets syndicated in some places where planet
doesn't; we could turn it into a nice-looking document for press kit,
etc., rather than being just "on the wiki" and "in a blog" which
aren't as eye-candy. (Oh, the irony - I say we could, and I'd probably
be filing the request with design to make the design interview / story
look better. haha!) We could even look into maybe doing a magazine
piece.... or print + video....
Anyway - thoughts? I can file a ticket if necessary - although most of
the "ticket" here is on marketing, rather than design :)
I'd be happy to come to the design meeting this week and talk more
about it, solicit some interviewees, etc. Shall I put it on the
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