FOSDEM 2015: Call For Papers on Open Source Design

For the first time ever, FOSDEM ((What is FOSDEM)) has accepted an Open Source Design devroom proposal!

It is a full day of talks about design work on free, libre and open source projects taking place Sunday, February 1st, 2015, in Brussels ((Where is FOSDEM taking place?)).

The devroom is open to all who are involved in open source design – user researchers, interface and interaction designers, graphic designers, and developers. Proposal submission deadline is December 1st.

Below is the full Call For Papers, including all the information you need. ((Open Source Design Call For Papers on FOSDEM mailing list))

If you need more, contact one of the co-ordinators, or leave a comment below!

From: belen barros pena
Date: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Open Source Design Devroom: Call for Participation

This is the Call for Participation for the FOSDEM 2015 Open Source Design devroom. We invite you to send in your  submissions about design work on free, libre and open source projects.

FOSDEM is the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting, a free and non-commercial two-day weekend event that offers open source contributors a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

For the first time this year, there will be a design devroom at FOSDEM: a full day of talks around design work on free, libre and open source projects. The Open Source Design devroom will take place on Sunday, February 1st.

We mean ‘design’ in the broadest sense, from user research, to interface and interaction design, typography, and usability testing – all in the context of open source projects, which we believe introduces unique challenges. Designers, and developers working with designers (or on a design-minded project) are welcome to submit proposals.

What and how to submit


It is quite likely that the talks in the Open Source Design devroom will be audio and video recorded. By submitting a proposal you consent to be recorded and agree to license the content of your talk under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY) license.


30-minute presentations (we are leaving 15 minutes for questions and discussion).


1st December 2014


All submissions are made in the Pentabarf event planning tool at

When submitting your talk in Pentabarf, make sure to select the ‘Open source design devroom’ as the ‘Track’.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, please reuse it: create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with Pentabarf, do not despair: contact belenbarrospena at gmail dot com


Belén Barros Pena
Jan-Christoph Borchardt
Felix Niklas
Lewis Nyman
Dani Nordin
Hylke Bons
Lisa Rex
Roy Scholten
Philipp Sackl
Bastian Ilsø Hougaard
Mikael Korpela
Bernard Tyers



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