I’ll never compete with sketchnotes like https://twitter.com/iamjoyclark/status/908234652137254912 but here’s mine from watching your talk:
I didn’t leave myself enough room, and had to cram stuff in all over. It’s a sign of a good talk that you have so much to say!
The topic is user experience and open source and I think you nailed it. Lots of good ideas. As a developer rather than a designer, what really resonated with me was the part near the end about design culture, especially the “no ace in the hole” concept and how I should be supporting designers. Also, designers like a big reveal but I’m much more oriented toward pushing whatever works to GitHub and then fixing it up later.
It’s certainly a challenge to enable UX contributions because of the depth and commitment it takes.
A few nitpicks or bits of feedback:
- Please go ahead and look up the most recent IRC RFC if you’re going to talk about it early in your talk.
- The UX Debt slide has a distracting “to no twork” typo.
- There’s no way I can read the long quote by Steve Vassallo and actually listen to what you’re saying.
- Generally, I think there’s too much tempting text to read on slides. When you read you aren’t listening according to https://www.inc.com/carmine-gallo/how-googles-ceo-creates-brain-friendly-presentations.html about this and I think it’s right. I’m guilty of having lots of text on slides in the past but I’m trying to reform my ways.
- The Open Source Job board does accept paid gigs. It’s not all “gratis” as you implied but if you look I bet it’s 90% gratis or more.
- A few too many “ums”.
Please take these nitpicks constructively. Overall it was a great talk! I think you’ve done a great job of presenting the UX perspective to open source people who might not know much about it. Great work.