During the last two days Mozilla had a booth at push.conference 2016 in Munich. Push unites creative coding and user experience design, by offering a platform for designers, developers and UX professionals.
Among the things we presented to booth visitors were:
- Innovation Toolkit: https://toolkit.mozilla.org
- Mozilla brand redesign: https://blog.mozilla.org/opendesign/
- Mozilla Festival (next weekend in London): https://mozillafestival.org
- The equal rating innovation challenge: https://equalrating.com
- Reforming EU copyright: https://www.changecopyright.org
- Mozilla’s Connected Devices / IoT initaitives: https://connected.mozilla.org
- Web compatibility bug reporting: https://webcompat.com
- And of course, we are hiring: https://careers.mozilla.org
Here’s what I learned this week:
- Be there, talk and -most importantly- listen to people. It’s exhaustive and rewarding. Totally awesome.
- On the Innovation Toolkit:
- The toolkit allows us to open a conversation with a whole range of new (potential) contributors: experience designers, visual designers, and many other creative types.
- We are missing a creative commons content license. This is a bug and will hopefully be fixed soon.
- People have not heard of the toolkit yet. We need to be louder about it.
- Students and higher-education teachers are really interested in this.
- Seasoned professionals identified it as a great “quick reference” source.
- We need to become better at explaining WHY Mozilla has created this innovation toolkit and WHAT’s the Mozilla’iary aspect of the toolkit and HOW it is used inside and outside Mozilla.
- On the EU Copyright Campaign: People like it. Many can’t believe how broken current copyright rules are.
- On the Equal Rating innovation challenge: Again, people really like the idea. Students and university teaching staff are very receptive on potentially running creative projects around that topic.
- On the Mozilla Festival: It would be great to get the word out to more designers and UX professionals to join us at #MozFest.
Overall, a great couple of days.
Update: Elio’s post has some additional details on #push16 itself.