I think the point Waldir was making was about a lack of information
preceding the event, not so much the follow up.
On 09/04/13 04:19, Steven Walling wrote:
On Monday, April 8, 2013, Waldir Pimenta wrote:
Sorry, but this announcement was frankly too little, too late. I
had looked at the Wikimedia blog post, the Noun Project blog post,
the eventbrite page, the talk pages of the event pages in
mediawiki, meta and wikipedia (btw, why so much duplication? where
was the central hub?) and there was nothing even suggesting that
remote participation would be possible, or that a hangout could be
expected. This is even worse considering that it was asked a while
but nobody seems to have answered.
Apart from that, where were the results posted? All I found were
pictures from the event, spread across several categories. I've
collected them on
cleaned up the other categories they were polluting (e.g.
Category:I !!). I would expect the results to be uploaded to
far I haven't seen any new icons there. Is this coming soon?
Waldir, the event just happened two days ago, and yesterday was a
Sunday. Please show a little patience.
The main activity during the event was design work and critique that
did not yet involve making permanent digital assets. The core part of
this was not making simple black and white SVGs of icons, but churning
out as many ideas for representing concepts as possible, which we did
collaboratively in groups on paper. Then we sorted and assessed these
ideas with lots of back and forth between designers, Wikimedians
Now that the idea phase is over and it's time to move toward
execution, Vibha and others who ran this will be posting more updates
this week. All relevant materials will of course be available for use
Self-answer, after doing a little research: "Afterwards, The Noun
Project will take the pen/paper sketches and have their vector
artists render them in SVG. They will be released about a month
after the event" — from
this wasn't mentioned anywhere in any of the page I listed above.
A "results" section would be most welcome for those who weren't
able to participate.
Related, for anyone interested: I recently came across interesting
resources for the kinds of icons that the Noun Project seems to
focus on, and tried to organize the categories in commons to make
them more findable:
subcategories) and fontello.com
icons, all of them freely licensed).
ps - I don't understand why this announcement wasn't also posted
to the design mailing list. I'm CC'ing it.
On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 6:34 PM, Munaf Assaf <massaf(a)wikimedia.org
You can watch the iconathon here:
If you would like to participate in the hangout, please email
me, Pau Giner
'pginer(a)wikimedia.org');>) or Vibha Bamba
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