Co-Host of Sustain Open Source Design
Django recently graduated as an Industrial Designer and is now working as a UI/UX designer for the Open@RIT Academic OSPO. Though much of his education has been in Industrial Design, ie: traditional ergonomic/physical product design, the design research, project coordination, and problem solving sections of the design process have always been his favorites. After he got introduced to the content development field during the initial months of lockdown, moving into the UI/UX sector post graduation seemed almost inevitable.
Django Skorupa has hosted 13 Episodes.
Episode 39: Mogashni Naidoo on Integrating UX Research into Open Source Product Management
April 11th, 2023 | 27 mins 58 secs
Mo discusses her work on Lightning Wallet, and she shares her passion for the Bitcoin Industry’s ethos of financial freedom and openness and emphasizes her work ethic of working in public.
Episode 38: Daniel Burka and the Simple project, from Resolve to Save Lives
March 21st, 2023 | 30 mins 14 secs
We’ll hear all the cool things Daniel has been doing with the Simple project as he details how design really matters in public health projects, and how he thinks of design.
Episode 36: Georgia Aitkenhead, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, and Susanna Fantoni of The Alan Turing Institute on AutSPACEs
January 24th, 2023 | 40 mins 46 secs
Georgia, Bastian, and Susanna of The Alan Turing Institute talk about an open-source project they are working on called, AutSPACEs, which is a co-designed citizen science platform that investigates autism and sensory processing.
Episode 35: Marie Nordin and Helping the Under-represented in Open Source
January 10th, 2023 | 33 mins 58 secs
Marie shares with us her passion for supporting underrepresented people into open source, especially in project management, graphic design, and mentorship, and explains how she utilized the Outreachy program, and shares advice on where to begin if you’re interested in becoming a mentor.
Episode 34: Jason van Gumster on Animation, Design, and Open Source
January 3rd, 2023 | 34 mins 54 secs
Jason tells us about being an animation artist, the Blender community, and how he fits design and OSS together
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.
Episode 28: Jessica Müller of Grafana on Designing in an Open-Source Way, for Real
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.
Episode 27: Jenn Kotler on Astronomical Sonification and Designing UX for Science & Open Data
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.
Episode 26: Aaron Collier of Orbit on Writing Docs and Building Design Systems
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.
Episode 23: Heiko Tietze of the Document Foundation on Mentoring Designers
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.
Episode 21: Ricardo Vazquez on bringing UX leadership to trade and invest in crypto product markets
March 1st, 2022 | 38 mins 28 secs
Ricardo tells us what brought him into the world of open source design, how he brings his curiosity and sense of sharing to design, and how he sees open source design as a community.