Thank you for the tip on identifying projects that would fit the timeframe.
I do not have a portfolio of design related things because I have not done
much of it ! I was hoping to help out at MediaWiki and learn how to make
designs for software. Although I have never done any design work for
software, I have done some paintings and sketches. Also, I am already well
versed in development but wanted to learn design and hence was hoping to do
a Design related project in Outreachy.
So, in a nutshell, I'd be able to do development related projects, but
would prefer design ones as I've never done it, and want to learn it. So,
maybe a partial design + development would be appropriate, where I'd get a
chance to design and implement something.
Also, Have there been any efforts towards a Mobile app for Windows phone ?
I've never seen it, and I'd love to help design it !
On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 5:36 PM, Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 7:34 PM, May Tee-Galloway <mgalloway(a)wikimedia.org
You can take a look at the design phabricator
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/design/> and see what might
interest you. I suggest once you find something, reach out to the designer
who is active in the thread and ask if she/he could mentor you.
Outreachy is a full-time internship program that lasts about three months.
In order to estimate the appropriate size of a project, you may think of an
epic task that would take two weeks for a senior designer already familiar
with our projects. Such project should have already community consensus, or
at least have a low risk of being contentious.
The Design backlog contains many tasks, but most of them require software
development skills to be completed, and the ones requiring UX design skills
only seem to be much smaller.
Tasneem, do you have a portfolio or some information about your design
skills and work that might help May and other designers find a suitable
project for you? Thank you for your interest in contributing to Wikimedia.
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