Mozilla Labs Announces New Fall Design Challenges!

Nicole Loux

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The Mozilla Labs team today announced two new design challenges for the fall, via the Mozilla Labs blog.

The first is the University Design Challenge Fall ‘09. For this challenge, the team will  work together with students from universities and schools specializing in User Experience and Human-Computer-Interaction studies around the world to find innovative concepts to the question: “Browsing and Search History — How can we make sense of this rich source of data and how do we best present this data to the user?”

Over the course of 10 weeks, students will work together in teams, with each university deploying a different solution approach — from a semester-long integration of the Design Challenge into the course to shorter Design Sprints and high-energy 24 hour Design Jams. For more information visit Mozilla Labs, here.

The  second design challenge will focus on Weave Web UI, and will aim to answer the question: “Visualizing your browser data – How can we provide intuitive and useful visual representations of your browser data (such as your contacts, bookmarks, browsing and search history, tabs, stored credentials etc.) on a web page?”

The Labs team, together with IxDA, a network dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design and Johnny Holland, an open collective, talking, sharing and finding answers about all aspects of interaction design, will invite the wider community to join them in this challenge to develop concepts and submit them to their site.  The full design brief and background information can be found here.

For more information see the Mozilla Labs blog post and learn how you can get involved!

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