Editor’s note: Mozilla announced the Mozilla Labs Concept Series on Monday, August 4, 2008. See Chris Beard’s comprehensive post on the Mozilla Labs blog, excerpted here:
The concept series is a new initiative by Mozilla Labs to make it easy to contribute to the development of the online experience. You don’t have to be a software engineer to get involved, and you don’t have to know how to program computers. Everyone is welcome to participate. We’re particularly interested in engaging with designers who have not typically been involved with open source projects. And we’re biasing towards broad participation, not finished implementations.
We’re hoping to lower the barrier to participation by providing a forum for surfacing, sharing, and collaborating on new ideas and concepts. Our goal is to bring even more people to the table and provoke thought, facilitate discussion, and inspire future design directions for Firefox, the Mozilla project, and the Web as a whole.
Three inaugural concepts have been launched – the Aurora Concept Video, Bookmarking and History Concept Video, and the Firefox Mobile Concept Video – with the intent to not evolve directly into new products, but rather to provoke thought, facilitate discussion and provide inspiration to a global community in an open design process.
Everyone is welcome to participate! Have ideas on how to make the Web a better place? Submit your ideas, sketches, or videos!