S.O.S. Design is a podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of open source and design: how design is crucial in the open source ecosystem, how designers work with coders to make open source software better, and what sustainability means for the field of open source designers. This podcast grew out of the Sustain community and Open Source Design, and seeks to share great conversations with members from both communities and the open source and design space at large.
October 11th, 2022 | 39 mins 20 secs
The hosts - Richard, Eriol, Memo and Georgia - come together to talk about what they're working on for OSS Design, and what they plan on talking about next year!
Episode 32: Chukwuka Ezeoke of Spirē on the Open Source Community Africa 2022 event and Untitled Design
July 5th, 2022 | 39 mins 5 secs
Chukwuka tells us more about Spirē, how he thinks the process could be improved with designers maintaining and contributing to open source, and he shares advice on how people from developing countries such as Nigeria, can get involved in projects that may be based in other parts of the world.
June 14th, 2022 | 36 mins 59 secs
Björn shares with us his perspective on where the limit of what design is, the polypoly project, and why privacy is important in tech.
Episode 30: Isabela Presedo-Floyd of Quansight Labs on building OSS for science and on improving OSS accessibility
May 31st, 2022 | 36 mins 51 secs
Isabela shares about some of the projects she's been working on and how accessibility is the guiding compass for most of her design things.
May 24th, 2022 | 32 mins 46 secs
Clara tells us about a design tool they are working on for everyone to use, not just designers.
May 17th, 2022 | 43 mins 29 secs
Jessica joins us today to share how she started in Grafana and how we can make design more open to beginners.
April 26th, 2022 | 42 mins 35 secs
Jenn fills us on what she does at MAST, the different types of astronomical data they look at, and how she uses this data in her job to make it accessible so everyone can do amazing science.
April 19th, 2022 | 41 mins 28 secs
Aaron fills us in on what he does at Orbit, the process of writing documentation and design systems, and how they get their contributors.
Episode 25: Lozana Rossenova on the intersection of design research, open source communities and GLAMs
March 29th, 2022 | 37 mins 57 secs
Lozana talks about her journey of her background in digital design, her role at the Open Science Lab and Wikibase, and details the importance of advocating for other designers.
March 22nd, 2022 | 39 mins 40 secs
Taís, a Product Design Lead at Mozilla, talks to us about her journey as a designer and her thoughts on fostering an environment encouraging people to be more themselves in open source.
March 15th, 2022 | 34 mins 49 secs
Today, Heiko fills us in on the Document Foundation, what his job involves as a UX Mentor, and the challenges in mentoring designers in open source.
March 8th, 2022 | 32 mins 40 secs
Carrie talks about design activities, blind spots in open source design, Clean Insights, and what it takes to make a better designer.