[FOSDEM] [CfP] Open Source Design devroom 2020

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Sat Oct 12 12:46:19 CET 2019

The Open Source Design community will be organising a devroom at FOSDEM
2020. The CfP is available at


And also below:

Call for Participation: Open Source Design Devroom at FOSDEM 2020

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 collaborate.

After 5 successful years we will host another design devroom at FOSDEM 2020!

The Open Source Design devroom will take place on *Sunday, 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, spatial, accessibility (and anything you can
think of) – 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

If you’re interested in seeing all previous talks, have a look at the
schedule, and videos for 2019 (
https://archive.fosdem.org/2019/schedule/track/open_source_design/) and
2018 (https://archive.fosdem.org/2018/schedule/track/open_source_design/).
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 2019
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

If you have any issues with Pentabarf, do not despair contact - amit dot
lzkpa at gmail dot com
Who co-ordinates Open Source Design devroom

The Open Source Design Devroom is co-ordinated by the Open Source Design

Check out the links below to learn more about us:

   - Website (https://opensourcedesign.net/)
   - Discourse Forum (https://discourse.opensourcedesign.net/)
   - Github (https://github.com/opensourcedesign)
   - FOSDEM 2019 devroom (
   - FOSDEM 2018 devroom (

Examples of past talks:

   - Component-based Design System and Development (
   - UX at Tor (https://archive.fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/ux_at_tor/)
   - Breaking Down Language Barriers (
   - The real cost of not doing user research (
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