amc diagram

Design Frictions: Cookbooks and Scribblers

This week, after Jon’s mad tour of SXSW, we started talking about event documentation. Via Beatrice, I’ve been reading the incredible Allied Media Conference guide on how they run their event. What I love about their documentation is the language they have on what interactive…

soft-infrastructure

Web With Things: Soft Infrastructure

Last week Jon and I hopped on Skype to keep developing our workshop idea ThingsCon, but in typical fashion, we got sidetracked with a million interesting other tidbits running through our heads. For the sake of later retrieval, here’s what we covered: Mozfest Sneak Away…

club testing feature

Clubs: What’s next?

Wow, we did it! It was a successful and thoughtful first round of testing. Here’s what we anticipate happening next: Debrief 1:1 with each club tester to learn more about their experience and improve the process. Publish the latest iteration of the club curriculum on…

posters

Clubs: Learning about testing

For testing clubs this first quarter, we followed this process: Invite testers. We talked to allies about the opportunity and invited them to join the testing process. Each tester was given the dedicated support of a staff member to ensure they had direct and regular…

volunteer leadership

Clubs: Towards an organizing model

During the testing of clubs, we identified the need for a community organizing model to recruit and support club leaders regionally. We realized that this model must provide value to i) established mentors as well as help ii) aspiring educators find their audience and their…