We had another jam-packed schedule this week, with lots of news, prototypes, projects and a call to action from our own Doug Belshaw!
Development Team Updates:
Erik shared some exciting updates from the development team this week: Badge images in the backpack are now baked, and also support svg badges!
Paving the way to Playful Design
Chloe and Mike have developed a nifty pathways prototype based on principles of game design and user research Emily has been doing. Chloe shared a slideshow of their process that led them to the current prototype as well as thoughts for further developments - see the slideshow here.
There was lots of productive discussion about the benefits to a pathways builder that is fun and non-linear, allowing for flexibility and user-driven direction based on what an individual badge earner wishes to accomplish based on what they’ve already done.
Feel free to play around with the prototype and let us know what you think: http://pathways.meteor.com
Selling Out Badges!
Nate Otto’s MozFest session was a huge hit - the team loved his ideas, revelers swarmed around the table during the festival, and we’ve talked about his badge design principles card deck on multiple occasions since the festival’s end. This week, Nate brought one of his MozFest session attendees, Caitie, to the Community Call to share her thoughts about how she might use the deck and other ideas in her workplace to help build a badge system.
This is exactly what we love to see on our Community Calls - global collaboration and connection!
You can see more of Nate’s resources and presentation materials here: http://sellingoutbadges.tumblr.com/
Doug’s Open Badges Wikipedia Page Call to Action!
Doug led the group in a five-minute flurry of silent “etherpadding” to brainstorm how the community might be able to get involved with updating the Wikipedia page on Open Badges.
We’ve got some great ideas for what information needs to be included and where to find it - now it’s up to you, our community, to help us make our Wikipedia page as vibrant and wonderful as you are!
Check out this etherpad for the list of what needs to be included and the volunteers we’ve already got - feel free to add yourself to that list of volunteers, especially if you’re an experienced Wikipedian!
End of Year Recap: Call for Submissions
Our Marketing Guru Meg closed our presentations today with a brief announcement: we are working on an end of 2013 recap to capture all the great things that happened in the world of Open Badges this year, and we’d like your help!
Simply jot down any key milestones you had this year on the etherpad below, as well as your contact information. We will be putting together an infographic and blog post to show off the great work!
https://openbadges.etherpad.mozilla.org/eoy2013 Please include your information with your key milestone: Name // Organization // Twitter handle.
Join us next week to hear from Kerri Lamoie from Achievery and Mark Greenspan from nextMEDIA to talk about Acheivery’s MozFest launch and next steps, as well as Lisa Martin, the Director of THIMUN Online Model United Nations, which has recently adopted badges!