Fedora logo redesign update

As we’ve talked about here in a couple of posts now, the Fedora design team has been working on a refresh of the Fedora logo. I wanted to give an update on the progress of the project. We have received a lot of feedback on the design from blog comments, comments on the ticket, and through social media and chat. The direction of the design has been determined by that feedback, while also keeping in mind our goal of making this project a refresh / update and not a complete redesign. Where we left off Here are the candidates we left off with in the last blog post on this project: Candidate #1 Candidate #2 How we’ve iterated Here’s what we’ve worked on since presenting those two logo candidates, in detail. Candidate #2 Dropped Based on feedback, one of the first things we decided to do was to drop candidate #2 out of the running and focus on candidate #1. According to the feedback, candidate #1 is closer to the current logo. Again, a major goal was to to iterate what we had – keeping closer to our current logo seemed in keeping with that. Redesign of ‘a’ One of …

Which new Fedora logo design do you prefer?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Fedora design team has been working on a refresh of the Fedora logo. This work started in a Fedora design ticket at the request of the Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller, and has been discussed openly in the ticket, on the council list, on the design-team list, and within the Fedora Council including at their recent hackfest. In this post, I’d like to do the following: First, outline the history of our logo and how it got to where it is today. It’s important to understand the full context of the logo when analyzing it and considering change. I’d then like to talk about some of the challenges we’ve faced with the current iteration of our logo for the past few years, with some concrete examples. I want you to know there are solid and clear reasons why we need to iterate our logo – this isn’t something we’re doing for change’s sake. Finally, I’d like to present two proposals the Fedora Design Team has created for the next iteration of our logo – we would very much like to hear your feedback and understand what direction you’d prefer us to go …

Fedora Design Team Meeting, 4 Nollaig 2018

Today we had a Fedora Design Team meeting. Here’s what went down (meetbot link). Freenode<>Matrix.org Issues About half of the team members who participated today used matrix.org (e.g. the riot.im client). Unfortunately, we noticed an issue with bridging between these two networks today – both sides could see IRC comments, but matrix.org comments weren’t getting sent to IRC. ctmartin recognized the issue from another Fedora channel and figured out that if we added +v to the channel members using matrix, that would fix the issue. I am not sure if this is All Fixed Now or is going to be an ongoing Thing. But that is why our meeting started late today. If anybody has ideas on how to resolve this in a permanent way, I would very much appreciate your advice! Fedora 30 Artwork For 5 Fedora releases now, the design team has been using a famous scientist / mathematician / technologist as the inspiration for the release artwork. We do this based on an alphabetical system; Fedora 30 is slated to be a person whose names begins with an “F.” Gnokii manages this process, and already set up and tallied the results for the design team-specific vote on …

Fedora Design Interns Update

I wanted to give you an update on the status of the Fedora Design team’s interns. We currently have two interns on our team: Mary Shakshober – (IRC: mshakshober) Mary started her internship full time this summer and amongst other things designed the beautiful, Polish folk art-inspired Flock 2016 logo. She’s currently working limited hours as the school year is back in swing at UNH, but she is still working on design team tickets, including new Fedora booth material designs and a template for Fedora’s logic model. Suzanne Hillman – (IRC: shillman) Suzanne just started her Outreachy internship with us two days ago. She has been working on UX design research for a new Fedora Hubs feature – Regional Hubs. She’s already had some interviews with Fedora folks who’ve been involved in organizing regional Fedora events, and we’ll be using an affinity mapping exercise along with Matthew Miller to analyze the data she’s collected. If you see Mary or Suzanne around, please say hi! 🙂

Fedora Design Team Update (Two for One!)

I have been very occupied in recent weeks with piggies of various shapes, sizes, and missions in life [1], so I missed posting the last design team meeting update. This is going to be a quick two-for-one with mostly links and not any summary at all. I’ve been trying hard to run the meetings so the auto-generated summaries are more usable, but I am always happy for tips on doing this even better from meetbot pros (like you? 🙂 ?) Fedora Design Team Meeting 19 May 2015 Meetbot Minutes Raw log Fedora Design Team Meeting 2 June 2015 Meetbot Minutes Raw log See you next time? Our meetings are every 2 weeks; we send reminders to the design-team mailing list and you can also find out if there is a meeting by checking out the design team category on FedoCal. [1] Expect some explanation in a few weeks, or look for me or Dan Walsh at the Red Hat Summit later this month. 🙂

Fedora Design Team Update

Fedora Design Team Meeting 21 April 2015 Meetbot Minutes Raw log Summary Announcements/News Libre Graphics Meeting: decause asked if any team members are planning to go to Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 next week. He and riecatnor were thinking about going. Nobody else in the meeting had plans to go. Flock talk proposal deadline extension: The deadline for Flock talk proposals has been extended to May 2, so we reminded folks to get their design team talk proposals in. Fedora websites update: Mo noted that she and robyduck have made a lot of progress on the spins.fedoraproject.org redesign and the new labs.fpo website. If you are interested in the work it’s in github: https://github.com/fedoradesign/fedora-spins. Tickets Needing Feedback Request for new system-config-services icon – Luya had some good design mockups posted to this ticket so we gave him some critique and asked the reporter to provide their feedback / approval. Request: F22 featured images for the Magazine – Yogi posted some mockups on this one so we posted some feedback on it. Create Artwork for Cockpit banner to display in Anaconda GUI – Yogi created a mockup for this one so we provided some feedback in the ticket. Fedora .Next Tshirt designs …

Fedora Design Team Update

Fedora Design Team Meeting 7 April 2015 Meetbot Minutes Raw log Summary I don’t actually have time today to post a full summary, so just a few bullet points: Bronwyn, my new intern, started today so we welcomed her at the meeting and she took on her first ticket, which she’s working on right now. We walked through tickets needing attention and tickets needing triage. We talked about the F22 Beta readiness meeting – I will attend to represent the team this Thursday. We talked about Flock and discussed more details about the topics we’d like to propose.

Fedora.next Branding Update

So we’ve gone through a lot of iterations of the Fedora.next logo design based on your feedback; here’s the full list of designs and mockups that Ryan, Sarup, and myself have posted: Fedora.next Brand Concept #1 Fedora.next Logo Ideas Iteration Iterating on the Fedora.next Brand Concept #1 Another Quick Idea Marinating My Brain on Fedora.next Logos Dreaming Up Fedora.next Logos Son of More Fedora.next Logos! First Shot At Inkscape – Moar Fedora.next logos! That’s a lot of work, a lot of feedback, and a lot of iteration. The dust has settled over the past 2 weeks and I think from the feedback we’ve gotten that there is a pretty clear winner that we should move forward with: Let’s walk through some points about this here: F/G and H I think should both be valid logo treatments. I think that F/G is good for contexts in which it’s clear we’re talking about Fedora (e.g., a Fedora website with a big Fedora logo in the corner), and H is good for contexts in which we need to promote Fedora as well (e.g., a conference T-shirt with other distro logos on it.) Single-color versions of F/G & H are of course completely fine …

Fedora.NEXT Brand Concept #1

A while back we talked about designing the branding for Fedora in a Fedora.NEXT world. We’ve kind of fallen behind on the design process. So I’ve been spending some time with the questionnaire answers from the Cloud working group and the Server working group, and I put together the following boards as sort of a design research exercise: Fedora Cloud Logo Research – items from the survey answers plus some other visualizations of cloudy stuff. Fedora Server Logo Research – items from the survey answers plus some other visualizations of servers and whatnot. Brand Systems – sample ‘brand systems’ of the sort we’ll need to make the Fedora.NEXT Fedora products hang together and look related. Photographic Pixels – just an attempt at putting together some samples of inspirational artwork for this particular concept and maybe some others – I wasn’t sure what else to call it. Spending so much time putting this together made me really antsy to design something – so I just threw this together this afternoon. It may and probably does suck, and it is something we can totally throw away if we want. But I thought it might be good to mock something up to start …

Get involved in the Fedora.next web efforts!

Lately I’ve been blogging about the proposal for new Fedora websites to account for the Fedora.next effort. So far, the proposal has been met with warm reception and excitement! (Yay!) We Really Would Love Your Help Two very important things that I’d like to make clear at this point: This plan is not set in stone. It’s very sketchy, and needs more refinement and ideas. There is most certainly room to join in and contribute to the plan! Things are still quite flexible; we’re still in the early stages! We would love your help! I know this usually goes without saying in FLOSS, but I still think it is worth saying. We would love more folks – with any skillset – to help us figure this out and make this new web presence for Fedora happen! Are you interested in helping out? Or perhaps you’d just like to play around with our assets – no strings attached – for fun, or follow along on the progress at a lower level than just reading these blog posts? Let’s talk about where the action is happening so you can get in on it! 🙂 How To Get Involved Up until this point, …