With generous support from Autodesk, @caufenkamp, @tommystyles, @julvie and I have been meeting for a few months, digging into tough questions about user interface design on PublicLab.org -- see this post, for some of the topics we got into: https://publiclab.org/questions/tommystyles/10-20-2017/need-your-feedback-on-tag-pages#a725
Today we had a great discussion about how Public Lab might structure and support user interface design work going forward -- thinking about how designers who want to pitch in can quickly:
- get up to speed on design conventions and our "style"
- look through and choose design problems that need help
- learn about contextual details necessary to good design work
- find empirical data to work from -- interviews, user studies, survey results -- to inform design work
- get feedback on designs or test them out
- evaluate success of their design work
...all working in a small, modular workflow, rather than taking on massive bespoke design projects! Read more about that here.
I'll paste the notes I took from this discussion below. Thanks to the whole Autodesk Pro Bono team!