Can we collaborate on a discourse thread or article about 'How to write a job posting that gets results'

Hey y’all,

So while working on the re-design proposals for the jobs page it was suggested that an article or perhaps a discourse thread (or maybe a category) around ‘How to ask for OSS design work and have the engagement be successful’

Suggestions in the Figma comments included:

“You’ll attract more UX help if you post more open ended job requests. We’d suggest starting off with a user study or a journey map so your team can identify more impactful UX work for your project.”

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What comes to my mind:

  • Target group description for the product or feature
  • Usage scenario if it is a feature (usability questions, testing, review), broad goal of the product if it is something more overaching (UI style, website, logo)
  • Technological limitations (e.g. sticking with a particular toolkit, keeping the website static…)
  • Link to past conversations about this (in case they exist)
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I am curious what kind of questions designers have entering an Open Source-oriented role for the first time. I don’t have a lot of experience shadowing with designers in my work, so it feels hard for me to know where to start. I am curious to know more what kinds of questions designers ask when they first start a new role or position. How do you learn??

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I think this is me too. How do i know how to contribute, what to contribute too and if i can work with someone to teach while we contribute together, it would be awesome.

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