Today, we’re excited to announce a new project we’re kicking off with IDEO, a well known international design and innovation firm. Taking cues from everything we’ve seen in the community, our own experiences with new and emerging interface technologies and your direct input, we hope to gather several new ideas on how we can re-envision user interaction with the BUGbase. Essentially, we are going to build on the great work done to-date by our original design partner ECCO Design and explore an area of our product that we think has a ton of potential – the BUGbase user interface.
So, we want *your* feedback! IDEO has agreed to do this project in the open, which is a new approach for them, and we’re hoping it leads to superior results for Bug Labs and the BUGcommunity. We don’t have a fancy name (yet) for this process, and we’re still working on the specifics for collecting your input. But since everything we do is based on community participation, we are big fans of the idea, and naturally open to all your suggestions.
Over the next two weeks both companies will be posting their ideas and reporting on progress, via this blog and BUGcommunity.com. At every point in this cycle we would love to get your thoughts on the work-to-date, and at the end we will publish our findings, which again we welcome your thoughts on.
The whole point of this exercise is to continue to push the boundaries of how we innovate, not just on the BUGbase UI, but on all things related to BUG. We take pride in thinking our designs are good, but we also know they are exponentially better when the community gets involved.
Thanks in advance for your participation in this fun new project, and stay tuned for updates!