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From Johs Ensby <>
Subject Re: Designs and decision making
Date Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:42:34 GMT
Design by committee is a bad idea, I agree
Designer by community is an even worse idea when that committee is self appointed.
Brand management at the PMC level is missing, but they still are de de facto brand manager.
To ask this list to pick a designer for them is not a step forward.

This is my suggestion which I think would be respectful to the members of this list and lead
to more designers joining the list:

1) PMC issue a design competition - brief and open to get as wide material as possible to
select from 
2) anyone on this list can participate with one proposals
3) proposals are published by the designers and discussion take place here
4) PMC invite Shane Curcuru for advice on this and they decide - he is formally responsible
for what we are discussing


> On 13 Mar 2015, at 08:54, Andy Wenk <> wrote:
> On 12 March 2015 at 23:37, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> It was brought up on the private list that someone ought to clarify
>> how we plan to make decisions about design related stuff.
>> Having a place (page) where we can collect design ideas, branding
>> ideas, and logo ideas is neat. It allows us to get the feedback from
>> the community. But we should not run this as a design by committee.
>> Avoiding that is easy. The community selects a person or person(s) to
>> do the design. That person is then entrusted to do the stuff. No
>> voting necessary. And that person can collect feedback however they
>> want.
>> If the person or person(s) decides on a design/brand/logo that the PMC
>> does not want to move forward with, the PMC can turn it down, like a
>> typical "client" situation.
>> It's important to remember that we try to avoid voting wherever
>> possible. :) So if this is what we're doing, let's just do it. Let's
>> nominate the designers and let them run with it.
>> Some analogies for the roles:
>> - Designer or design team: agency producing the design work
>> - Community (people on mailing lists): focus groups providing feedback
>> (and nothing more than that. Opinions to be taken as feedback only)
>> - PMC: client, gives the thumbs up or thumbs down
>> Make sense? :)
> I like the idea. Thanks and +1
> Cheers
> Andy
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