planet drupal · social & community

Design In the Open Community for Open Source User Experience Design

Just a very quick post to let you that I recently created a Ning community to allow designers and user experience people who are working in (or interested in working in) Open Source and Free Software communities to share their experiences, their projects, their questions and their mental health breakdowns! If this sounds like something… Continue reading Design In the Open Community for Open Source User Experience Design

planet drupal · social & community

Openness and Effectiveness in Designing with a Community

I’ve been known to say in public places that designing with a community is nothing like design by committee. And, certainly that’s been my experience to date. Not to say that designing with a community is painless either! These days I feel as though I have a vast swathe of constantly raw virtual flesh put… Continue reading Openness and Effectiveness in Designing with a Community

case studies · planet drupal · social & community

10 Social Skills for Community Designers (things we learned from the drupal.org project)

It was pretty obvious from the outset that we’d need some design and UX skills to get us from one end of the Drupal.org redesign project to the other. It was less obvious how important our ‘social’ skills would be – and unsurprisingly, we learned a lot about good and bad ways to share the… Continue reading 10 Social Skills for Community Designers (things we learned from the drupal.org project)