Its important to build the better design community. In case of free software, there are developers at larger extent and designers are not as much.
I wish to share my thoughts, views that got changed after entering design school.
One of the important point is that design is lot more than just tools.
If we build confidence over design knowledge than tool is just secondary.
So there won’t come dilemma situation like inkscape or illustrator, gimp or photoshop etc.
If design knowledge leads us then we will get power to lead and convince the industry to use free tools.
Well known example is “Blender 3D”: they focus on design techniques, quality of design etc. They concentrate on making the effective tool rather than focusing on competition with proprietary tools.
We need to criticize and improve the design of free software which is the new/fresh playground for designers.
Unfortunately, proprietary lovers are least interested in it. So its our duty of free software design enthusiasts to take over that.
In that, contribution from designer’s side should be well framed like developers. For that, to be well versed in design knowledge is very important.
With these thoughts and motive, I wish to share, discuss, discourse everything about design here.
I assume that our ultimate target is digital design(UI/UX, graphics, micro interactions, information design, data visualization etc).
Meanwhile we explore/learn from all design fields and try to implement in digital design.