Design a General Contributor Badge for Mozilla QA

John Slater

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(crossposted from our QA blog)

Attention visual designers! Are you interested in contributing to Mozilla QA, being part of an awesome worldwide community and having your work seen by a lot of people? If so, read on because we’re looking for help with a very cool new project.

Mozilla’s Quality Assurance (QA) team relies on community volunteers for help with a variety of things and would like to create a badge to recognize these contributors for their work. The following actions represent a small sample of the many different ways a community contributor could earn a General QA Participation Badge:

  • Participating in a Test Day
  • Translating documentation
  • Filing or updating bugs in Bugzilla
  • Participating in product stability testing and crash investigation
  • Running tools (like link checkers against Mozilla websites, etc.)
  • Submitting a pull request on Github for test automation
  • Assuming responsibility for one round of manual testing in a project
  • Completing a round of exploratory testing

This General QA Participation Badge will serve as a guideline for other, more specific QA badges that will follow. The badge will also be part of the Open Badges Project (http://www.openbadges.org/) – a wider network of badges that are interoperable, shareable and contain metadata so people can easily learn more about how they’re earned. The badge will go into a digital badge repository, and could be added to blogs using a WordPress plugin.

Mozilla QA needs a visual designer to create this badge. Interested? You need not be a professional designer – we’d love to have anyone try their hand at creativity and submit their design.

DELIVERABLES:
* To submit designs, please upload your images to Flickr and tag them with mozqabadges. (This part is very important – we won’t see your submission if it’s not tagged properly.)
* Designs are due on Friday, August 16 2013 8:00 PM PST.
* Deliverables include 90×90 PNGs for each badge, with a maximum size of 256kb.

DESIGN DIRECTION:
Christopher Appleton of the Mozilla Foundation has already developed a visual system for other Mozilla-related badges, so we would need you to both follow his general style and put your own creative twist on this particular project.
• Avoid using existing branding http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/styleguide/identity/mozilla/branding/
• Badge design should be predominantly illustrative (photography should be used sparingly or not at all)
• Text should be avoided on the badge itself
• Graphics should be legible at small sizes

If you have questions, please send an email to marcia@mozilla.com and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

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  1. Gilad Nir wrote on ::

    Hi John,

    Here’s a link to my submissions, let me know what you think:
    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGNmDqb

    Thanks!
    -G

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  2. John Slater wrote on ::

    Awesome, thanks Gilad! Be sure to bring these to the attention of the QA team, too, as they’re the ones driving this particular challenge.

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    1. Gilad Nir wrote on ::

      Thanks John! I emailed the link to marcia@mozilla.com

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