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Affinity Diagraming @ FLOSS HCI Workshop at SIGCHI 2010

Time to affinity-diagram and break out into groups for mini conferences! The groups we came up with were:


1) CHI Community

- open source design research tools are different

- different problems between general CHI and FLOSS chi

- generative and emergent methodologies

- HCI methods devleoped for novice?

- cost of solving niche problems

- academic community work on real projects

- use open source tools

- established usability method effetiveness in open source?


2) Design Patterns

open source design

open library

open up the svgs

establish principles

google usability patterns


3) Rethinking design in open source

- foss development analogy for design

- put design first

- work with users more closely

- closed feedback loop

- developing our own methods

- crowdsourcing

- novice adoption vs niche


4) Tools

- filtering

- condensing

-dialog between developers and designers proprietary vs open

- mailman 2.0 with diagrams

- operationalize hci principles in tools

- apply design to improve communication


5) Recruiting

- students

- build a portfolio

- talent is rare

- collective talent

- just making designs open not enough, have to actively invite and recruit

- need more designers in open source

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Taken on April 11, 2010