[openbeos-cdt] Re: Design Stuff ... and more

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  • Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 03:39:42 -0300

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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goodrich" <goodrich@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 8:24 PM
Subject: [openbeos-cdt] Re: Design Stuff ... and more


>
> > comments?
> yes.  one:  what's going on?  i'm new to the cdt, and nobody really told
me
> what was going on... anything i can read to get me up to speed?
>  -david
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Guy" <mul_m7m@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 6:06 PM
> Subject: [openbeos-cdt] Re: Design Stuff ... and more
>
>
> >
> > Well i fully agree.
> >
> > Sunday - the ftp will be empty and the artpack released. once that's
done,
> > we'll start working on the timeperiod that's devoted to planning and
> > eventually coming up with a fewconcepts.
> >
> > comments?
> >
> > guy.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Nathan Callender" <nathan_callender@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 04:29
> > Subject: [openbeos-cdt] Re: Design Stuff ... and more
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Hey everyone...
> > >
> > > Okay, ever since I've been here (since Jan) this is about the thrid
time
> > that the group has called for some organization and some planning.
Stuart
> > has been posting comments on the forum about this.  I have too.  Stuart
> also
> > suggested how we should do this ... he writes:
> > >
> > > <quote>
> > >
> > > Here's how this group of designers should progress. We must begin by
> > finding out exactly what the concept for BeOS is supposed to be. To do
> this
> > we must ask the developers what they envision BeOS (and OBOS) to be. The
> > design team will then discuss it at length and condense the concept to
its
> > base elements. For instance, the bee is a good starting point for a
logo.
> > >
> > > Once a couple concepts are chosen and ideas are discussed, the
designers
> > in the logo group will begin creating. Once they have a wealth of work
> based
> > on these concepts they will display the work to the group. Discussion
will
> > ensue based on the work presented. Hopefully some of the ideas discussed
> in
> > the first step will either be refined or rejected because they just
don't
> > work (sometimes an idea sounds better until it's implemented).
> > >
> > > After discussing the current cropof logos the designers whose work is
> > considered good enough to progress will do so. These designers will take
> > their work and refine it based on the discussion. If your work wasn't
> > chosen, you can always try to improve it based on the discussion and
> present
> > it on the next round.
> > >
> > > This process continues until a couple of pieces of work per concept
are
> > chosen to be presented to the client - in this case that's the OBOS
> > developers and perhaps the community. I'd argue against asking the Be
> forums
> > what they think of the logos because everyone will have an opinion and
you
> > can never please everyone. It's best to limit the people who can make
the
> > decisions as much as posible. Most designers have either heard or made
the
> > comment about too many cooks in the kitchen when discussing their
clients.
> > Designing by committee is never easy and always disasterous.
> > >
> > > This is how a team designs. They discuss ideas. This teasm has yet to
> > really begin the first step in earnest.
> > > </quote>
> > >
> > > Others have posted stuff too (Nathan Lynn comes to mind) a while back,
> and
> > I even sent a design schedule to Guy a while back as well in an earlier
> > attempt to get the group organized.  I suggest that we stop whatever
> design
> > work that we're doing and start talking about (and working on) how to
get
> > this project done.  It's going to be a big crappy mess when Michael
> Phillips
> > writes us and needs something urgently to promote the OBOS project (for
> > example) and we haven't even talked about a design schedule.  (Wait ...
> this
> > already did happen :-) the t-shirt idea and now the web links).
> > >
> > > If we are serious about this project and about helping OBOS become
> > reality, then we should be interested in planning what we're going to
do.
> > ALL of us should care about this enough to know that this project isn't
> > going to come together by magic.  It's going to take hard work,
> dedication,
> > and planning.  No business or company would EVER run ANY team like this.
> > ...and while this is still an open source project, and we're
contributing
> to
> > have fun and help the community out, this does not be that we should not
> be
> > professional.  I repeat; there is no reason to be unprofessional about
> this.
> > Any thing would be cheating the community that is depending on us to
give
> > them good software.  That's reason most of us are here.
> > >
> > > If you agree with me and the past few posts, let us all know.
> > >
> > > NateC (saffertan).
> > >
> > > (Quoting)...
> > >
> > >    To: "OBOS Creative Design team" <openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >    Subject: [openbeos-cdt] Design stuff
> > >    From: "Jess Tipton" <Shed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >    Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 12:15:13 CST
> > >
> > > ---------------------------------
> > >
> > > yes there does seem to be disorganisation. I'm new here & the button
> email
> > i was sent had no details so I thought it was going to be a defualt
button
> > used & have things like "Links" "contact" "downloads" put over top of
it.
> > either way I'm going to submit my BeUnited ui designs as it shows off a
> few
> > of my wallpapers for later use & icons &... well... ui.
> > http://24.72.15.175/bu/- SHED http://24.72.15.175/SWT/home.htmJess
Tipton-
> > Professional audio relations - BeUnitedhttp://www.beunited.org/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > =====================================================
> > > Nathan Callender           nathan_callender@xxxxxxxxx
> > > =====================================================
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------------------------------
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> > > Yahoo! Greetings - send greetings for Easter,  Passover
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>


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