Open Source Community Website

At Extractable, we partnered with a software company named after a large nearby celestial object to help them reinvent and rebuild their technically complex but social disengaging community project for a key open source programming language named after coffee.

This project turned out to be a waterfall deathmarch and ultimately, from our perspective and almost certainly from that of the client, failed. A year or so later I did see a version of the visual design go up on the site but I don’t think the community aspects ever really launched and perhaps the existing process didn’t need upgrading.

Dec 2005
Strategy, social design, information architecture, interaction design, product management, QA
Dan Harrelson (Director of Technology), Yen Liu (developer), client PMO office