So, during the Shuttleworth Gathering this week I facilitated a session about CPD and asked for feedback. I got some great information, most of which is targeted at what people would need to know in order to understand the process better. I am currently writing a ‘book’ about the methodology so this feedback will help shape that. Starting with:
- challenges on the name and if there is something better
- timescales need to be illustrated and discussed
- implementation phase needs to be unpacked and described
- testing cycles
- bring out the fact that the product must be adaptable
- explain how this will change ‘your’ organisation
- importance of institutional buy-in
- case studies and stories
- maybe a hardware case study?
- with this method some change is cultural
- how would you measure cultural change?
- how do you better ensure cultural change?
- case studies would be very useful
- simple illustrations of why this method is better
- front load the political critique of Open Source
- with the front loading highlight that most ‘client centered’ solutions are actually developer-centric solutions hidden behind a paywall
Also an interesting idea to make a current workflow image into a poster ‘this is what we are trying to avoid’
Arthur Attwell came up with this lovely way to describe the advantages of collaborative design:
Solution designed by the city council
Here you can see the dissonance pretty clearly.
I think I will structure the book something like this:
- what is Collaborative Product Design
- What does a hosting organisation need to think about
- the basics
- the setup
- the design session
- the build