[FOSDEM] CfP for Open Source Design devroom FOSDEM 2019

Bernard Tyers bernard+fosdem at ei8fdb.org
Mon Oct 15 10:43:24 CEST 2018

Hello there,

Please find below the CfP for this years Open Source Design devroom.

A big thanks to all the organisers & volunteers for FOSDEM.

We're looking forward to another great event!

Member of Open Source Design Collective



FOSDEM is the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European
Meeting, a free and non-commercial two-day weekend event that offers all
open source contributors a place to meet, share ideas, learn and

After successful runs in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, there will be a
design devroom at FOSDEM 2019!

The Open Source Design devroom will take place on Saturday, February
2nd, in the Solbosch campus of the Université Libre Brussels. The exact
room will be confirmed in the coming months.

This will be a full day of talks about design work on free, libre and
open source projects.

We invite you to send in your submissions about design work on free,
libre and open source projects.

We mean ‘design’ in the broadest sense: user research, interface and
interaction design, information architecture, visual design, typography,
illustration, iconography, accessibility … – all in the context of open
source projects, which we believe introduces unique challenges.

Designers and developers working with designers (or on a design-minded
project) are welcome to submit proposals.

Possible topics include:

    - FOSS design tools
    - Unique challenges that open source brings
    - Design techniques and deliverables
    - Design/engineering collaboration approaches
    - User engagement and design research activities
    - Project case studies

In the past we’ve had talks about getting designers involved in open
source, accessibility in open source, application design and
development, beyond logos, architectural font digitisation and design
and lots more.

If you’re interested in seeing all previous talks, have a look at the
schedule, and videos for 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Recording and licensing of talks
The talks in the Open Source Design devroom will be audio and video
recorded, and possibly streamed live too.

By submitting a proposal you consent to be recorded and agree to license
the content of your talk under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license.
What and how to submit

Submission format
20-minute presentations

Submission deadline
1st December 2018

How to submit
All submissions are made in the Pentabarf event planning tool at

When submitting your talk in Pentabarf, when asked for the ‘Track’, you
must select the ‘Open source design devroom’.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, please
reuse it: create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a
previous year.

If you have any issues with Pentabarf, do not despair contact -
bernard+fosdem at ei8fdb dot org

Who co-ordinates Open Source Design devroom
The Open Source Design Devroom is co-ordinated by the Open Source Design

Date & Location
    - Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2019
    - Time: full days
    - Location: Room not yet confirmed, Solbosch campus - Université
Libre Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Bernard Tyers
Independent User Researcher & Interaction Designer
PGP Key: https://keybase.io/ei8fdb
Twitter: @bernardtyers

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