Developing a Visual Language for The Science of Collective Discovery

How are citizen scientists making groundbreaking discoveries using open hardware in their own backyards? We decided to find out in a recent Open Source Stories film, The Science of Collective Discovery. Open Source Stories is Red Hat’s multimedia documentary series where we get to explore ideas like these. The start of any project like this

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Storytelling about storytelling

One thing has remained constant during my busy and exciting transition from recent graduate of NC State University’s Industrial Design program to new hire in a Creative Strategy internship here at Red Hat: ambiguity. Expressing creative work with enough relatability to a broad audience is difficult! Most of my graduation weekend was spent trying to

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Two years and counting

It all started with a LinkedIn message. When I was preparing to graduate college in 2010, we had a mandatory portfolio review through AIGA in Durham. I remember sitting in a glass conference room, with all my design work laid out, bright-eyed and anxiously waiting for all the reviewers to come through. After meeting with

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Design at scale

Working in technology, it’s probably no surprise that the industry is growing at a constant rate of change. As a result, we’ve found ourselves faced with the opportunities and challenges of growth within our company and within our in-house design team here at Red Hat. This year, we’ve added several new team members to the

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Technology stories

As designers our role is to tell visual stories. I got brought in on a project to tell a story about our product technologies, and the relationships they share. I’m no computer wiz, but luckily at Red Hat there’s no short of them. After setting up some one-on-one time, I entered the room with a

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Isometry

Iconography’s wide range and importance in storytelling leads back millennia – In my last post for the Open Studio blog entitled “The Open Icon” I praised the flexibility of our established and ever-growing Red Hat icon library. For The 2018 Red Hat Summit, my team and I focused primarily on telling the product-driven story and evolution

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Recapping the Recap | Red Hat Summit 2018

It’s 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, and I’m deep within San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. The clock seems to be racing at lightspeed toward the final day of Red Hat Summit 2018. I’m feverishly editing the conference recap video, which will play in 7 hours in front of thousands of people. I quickly scan through

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CO.LAB at Red Hat Summit 2018

Working on the CO.LAB initiative has been the most rewarding project of my career. So far, we’ve been to 4 cities and have taught nearly 100 middle school girls in underserved areas how to code their very own Raspberry Pi computers into digital cameras. But it’s more than just coding. It’s about collaboration—the students are

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First Red Hat Summit Experience

For me, the 2018 Red Hat Summit was filled with firsts. It was my first Summit experience as well as my first time in San Francisco. Lastly (don’t tell anyone this), it was my first tech conference. While I’m no stranger to filming and editing live events, the approach Red Hat took to cover Summit

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