I’m looking for help from y’alls - have any of you ever attended either OSS focussed hackathons or any hackathons generally as a designer contributor? I would love to include you in some of my phd research into design processes in OSS/tech building.
Please send me a DM here or reply and I’ll set up a time where we can chat and I can give overviews!
I actually did one but it was YEARS ago. The project was just a civic data accessibility thing but what stood out was that no one on my team had any UX experience. All I really did was just ask a few focusing questions, sketched out a few things to prompt “oh know, that wouldn’t work” types of things. There was clearly no time for research or testing. It was mostly about getting them to prototype/reflect quickly. It was was low stress and very fun. We even ended up winning the event!
As it was a while ago, I worry it might not be helpful to you. Let me know if there is something else you’re curious about.
That’s very helpful and super relevant re. the civic data accessibility focus of the tool/tech
I may have more questions as a follow up in the coming months if that’s ok?
I did; but I did not end up doing a lot of design work, except for the one time I collaborated on a game.
aside on games and collaboration
I personally think that work on games offers an awesome example for collaboration that is not primarily structured around code; however as it is not, it does not check all the open-source boxes, e.g. it does not scale easily and not all “content” can be plain text.