Design contributions to OSS: Learnings from the Open Design project.
Hi, I’m Eriol.
Why aren’t there many design related contributions to OSS?
Open Design
Berlin 2018 & Seattle 2019
Designers want to work on projects ‘for good’
Designers collaborating and contributing to ‘Humanitarian’ OSS and tech for good at challenge gatherings.
But there are a lot of challenges.
Most designers don’t have a clue about what OSS is or can be.
OSS isn’t part of design education.
Even if designers know about OSS, Github and Gitlab can be a barrier.
Most OSS projects understand design as ‘logos’ and ‘graphics’.
OSS project issues can be restrictive…
…but open workshops often lose focus and relevancy.
Lack of version control in software and process for designers.
Reworking the OSS and design workshops.
Design activities.
Reworked workshops
Invite into the process a ‘witness’.
Translate issues to design challenges.
These are the core aims of Open Design...
We want to build relationships with more OSS projects.
Open methodology, frameworks and processes to use and remix
This is the future of design.
Thank you!