I just learned of this thread so I’m going to jump in and explain a bit further. This project came out of a Twitter thread, discussing how to help FOSS projects have better UX support. I suggested a ‘bootcamp’ style workshop I did while I was at frog design for startups which was very successful. It brings together the leadership of a project and discuss what was critical to the project and how prioritize UX issues for the project.
It was clear most FOSS projects are remote (and under funded) so we couldn’t require travel and we couldn’t require a full day workshop. These are a challenge to be sure but we wanted to try something out and see if it was effective. The rough outline is that I would do what is called “stake holder interviews” where I would discuss with each member of the team about the project and how UX needed to be done. I’d then bring everyone together for a 1 hour VC to discuss my findings and suggest a few simple projects. If all that goes well, we’d have 2-3 UX exercises/projects/explorations that could be done (by a combination of me and the team themselves) and after doing those, we’d have another 1 hour meeting to review.
The goal was to understand what UX projects (if any) a team needs to do. This can’t be me doing all the work, it’s a process of making the entire team motivated to do UX work and to have this be a group effort.
I hope that helps explain things in more detail.