Working With Video, Lessons Learned from Capture Mozilla

I first learned about the Capture Mozilla project around this time in February. I was excited to take part because this was an opportunity to learn about how the Mozilla community does what it does. Two months in, here are 5 things I've learned about video knowledge sharing: We are all camera shy in some way [...]

Change the way you see it (From reading at Young Urban Zen)

Tonight at Young Urban Zen we read a passage from Taking the Leap by Pema Chödrön. This line stood out to me, "change the way you see it and lean in." Here, Pema Chödrön is talking about how her teacher reframed a moment of difficulty as a moment of spiritual bliss. This reframing allowed her to take [...]

Lessons learned from 500 Thank You Letters

Earlier this year I launched a project, 500 Thank You Letters. I want to share some things I learned: Curated Content - Successful projects must launch with curated content to get the ball rolling and set the culture. I've pieced this together through various sources, ranging from my work at Mozilla to projects such as Cowbird. [...]

Capture Method Ideas

As part of the Construct Your Story document, I created the Capture Method Ideas document to help spark creativity around how a video can be done. One of the main roadblocks in how to make a video is how to shoot the video. It's easy to think it needs to be a particular way but it really [...]

Construct Your Story

Video knowledge sharing is only successful if people create knowledgeable videos. As a designer, if something is repeated many times that is a clue that there is opportunity for better design. I kept hearing that people wanted to make videos but had trouble translating their idea into a video. I knew I could help. The design [...]

Doing Good is Part of Our Code

"Our mission is to promote openness, innovation & opportunity on the Web." - Mozilla Mission This is a big thing around Mozilla, it is what the organization is founded on. For Mozilla, "doing good" means empowering people around technology and being open about how the organization functions. When I talk to people about Mozilla, they recognize [...]

Give Me Beta

Let's get Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for a minute here and talk aesthetics. There is the art aesthetic which prefers the polished clean look. Think iPhone. Then there is the engineer aesthetic which prefers the nuts and bolts. Think the inner circuitry of the iPhone. Both are different manifestations of the same idea. At Mozilla, there [...]