All posts tagged 'crowdsource'

Crowdsourcing vs. Traditional Design: The Results

Posted on July 14th, 2010 · Posted in FHSST

A long time ago we set out to get two sets of textbook covers designed, one for Physical Science Gr 10-12 and one for Mathematics Gr 10-12. We used the opportunity to test crowdsourcing against traditional design. Here are the results of the two processes for you to compare.

FullMarks Design

Posted on December 9th, 2009 · Posted in FullMarks

We have got the look of the front-page tied down.

Crowdsourced covers are in.

Posted on December 9th, 2009 · Posted in FHSST

We had many submissions and there were some great ones but these were the most popular amongst members of the FHSST and OpenPress teams. I'll write up a more detailed follow-up post when we've got the maths ones in.

Branding This Blog

Posted on November 10th, 2009 · Posted in Personal

I'm running a personal cartoon competition on 99Designs.

Drupal Module for FHSST Feedback – quotes wanted

Posted on November 9th, 2009 · Posted in FHSST

If you're a Drupal person and would like to have a crack at developing a feedback module for FHSST please read on for the specification details and contact me with any clarifying questions or a quote for the work. I intend to make a decision by the middle of next week (18th November) so you've got a week to get the information to me.

Crowdsourcing versus Traditional Design

Posted on October 28th, 2009 · Posted in FHSST

We've decided to run our own internal competition. The prize will be bragging rights as the optimal process for future covers for OpenPress / FHSST texts. We are going to allocate the same budget sourcing sets of covers for the Maths and Physical Science books, but we are going to have the Maths set commissioned by a regular design firm and we'll get the Physical Science ones created on 99Designs.

Reflections on crowdsourcing the OpenPress logo

Posted on October 14th, 2009 · Posted in Personal

The experience of crowdsourcing the logo on 99Designs was interesting, fun and ultimately quite exhausting. For the record, we are happy with the logo that we have and, as we're moving forward with the project, are finally starting to show it to people.

Crowdsourcing the OpenPress Logo

Posted on June 14th, 2009 · Posted in Personal

I am now a complete convert to crowdsourcing. Given my experiences with the Siyavula logo and web-design processes I think that a site like 99 Designs, that has a critical mass of designers, really provides a light-weight, cost-effective and rapid solution for most of my design needs. I will launch a contest, in the near future, to start improving the look of this site I just need to bolster the content so the purpose and scope are clearer :)