Since nobody voluntereed to organise the OSD stand at FOSDEM :_( I have gone ahead and submitted the application myself. This is what I sent (pretty much the same as last year):
Stand Request for FOSDEM 2020
We acknowledge that we have received your request for the following stand.
After we review all stands requests, we will inform you accordingly via email.
Project: Open Source Design
Coordinator: Belen Barros Pena
Coordinator email: email@example.com
Secondary contact: Bernard Tyers
Secondary email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Source Design is a community of designers and developers advocating human-centered and participatory design processes within free and open source software. We understand “design” in a broad sense, and our community includes interaction designers, content experts, design researchers, information architects, graphic designers, usability and user experience professionals, and of course software developers. What we all share is the conviction that engaging users in the process of developing software results in better software.
Our stand will be running a “design clinic”, an informal one-to-one set up where you can sit down with a designer to talk about your FOSS project, ask questions and seek advice on diverse aspects of design, from usability testing to typography. Our volunteer designers have a mix of skills and experience, both in commercial and FOSS projects.
Coordinator’s affinity to the project:
I have been involved with Open Source Design since its inception. I was the main co-ordinator of the first and second devrooms in 2015 and 2016, and have been closely involved in the organisation of the subsequent devrooms. I also co-ordinated the Open Source Design stands in 2018 and 2019.
Why does it fit FOSDEM
Open Source Design has been present at FOSDEM since 2015, when we organised our first devroom. Our sole purpose is advocating human-centered design within FOSS. Our devrooms have been well attended, and we have seen strong demand for design contributions.
Over the past two years, the stand and the design clinic have given us the opportunity to engage more actively with projects, and have created opportunities for stable and long-term collaborations between designers and FOSS projects. We would like to repeat the activity in 2020.
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