Design contributions to OSS: Learnings from the Open Design project.
Intro to speaker
Why aren’t there many design related contributions to OSS?
Berlin 2018 & Seattle 2019
Designers want to work on projects ‘for good’.
Intro to Open Design
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 OSS, Github 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.
India, Bengaluru & Taiwan, Taipei
Design activities.
Invite into the process a ‘witness’.
Translate issues to design challenges.
Increase & sustain contribution. Support the community. Build understanding between design and OSS. Bringing Open Design to education and workplaces.
We want to build relationships with more OSS projects.
Open methodology, frameworks and processes to use and remix: