[thesite] Fw: [Theforum] Once More, with Design

Miriam Frost miriam at members.evolt.org
Fri May 24 13:28:01 CDT 2002

Righty ho, here  we go.
I posted this to theforum earlier, and we're campin' out here now.....

Rock on,

OK, I'm going to pick up this ball and see how far I can run. (Well,
metaphorically; I've been in front of the computer too long to actually run
very far :-/  )

Please note that this is all moot until we figure out where we're gonna host
this puppy; however, we may as well start thinking about this again.

According to the http://freezope2.nipltd.net/acorn/evolt/FactFindingMission
wiki pages, the following people have expressed some interest in helping
with information architecture and site design:


I scanned those quickly; holler if you're not on this list and are supposed
to be; holler if you don't really want to work on this. Also, if you can
elaborate on your design skill set, that'd be great. Let's get talking. I
know that some people prefer to have a separate list; should we do that?
Should we not?

A while back I threw out an idea about a redesign contest (after we get the
specs worked out, natch). That was shot down but never elaborated on. If you
think it's a stupid idea, fine; just let's talk about why, and what might
work better. It'd certainly get more designers involved in evolt.org and be
a neat way to get more visibility etc. (See
http://www.monsonboards.com/contest/ for a possible way to structure this.)
It'd also be a fair way to avoid a bland "design by committee" look. (Any
winning design would be more of the starting point than an end-all-be-all
final design.

Please take a look at Javi's fabu IA diagram:
Here are the results from the neato SurveyMonkey Survey taken in January:

I know I've seen a design proposal somewhere but can't find it.

Meanwhile, I'm going to take some of the forms from these excellent ladies
http://www.web-redesign.com/index.html and see if I can make a wiki-ish
thing that would work for us.

All right, off to sharpen my pencils and my crayons.

peace out

crashing the stack since 1971

evolt.org wiki: http://freezope2.nipltd.net/acorn/evolt/
How can you help?
I have every intention of helping evolt.org turn into something that doesn't
*need* me...

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