In the upcoming releases of Firefox, we'll move the Home button to be a
> "Home tab" instead. We will keep the existing functionality where you can > display a web page of your choice — or disable it altogether — but since > we're moving this page to live in Firefox instead of on the web, there are > some interesting opportunities.
> This page will have access to a lot more of the user's information since it > never leaves the browser — history, add-ons, bookmarks, and pretty much > anything you can see in Firefox at the moment. This opens up a lot of > possibilities, and we'd like to see what you can do with this new-found > superpower.
> An explicit non-goal of this challenge is to design something like My > Yahoo, iGoogle or similar start pages that let you put widgets/gadgets. This > is not because we don't think this use case is valuable, but we're much more > interested in what a browser start page can do with full access to the > browser. An interesting example is something like the about:me extension<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13681>, > which shows you trends in your browsing habits. Unlike mainstream portals > like Yahoo and MSN, the locally hosted Firefox home tab can potentially > offer users an experience that is innately personal, and tailored to each > user's incredibly unique personalities and interests.
How it works:
To participate in this Design Challenge you need to create a short video
explaining your idea(s), presenting the mockup and showing how your idea
works. Your video can contain anything from a napkin drawing, a wireframe,
to a polished graphic/prototype. *Please note that your video should not be
longer than 3 minutes.*
*Get all the details on participation: http://bit.ly/82wOyk*
- December 2009 - Launch of The Home Tab - Winter '09 Design Challenge
- February 14th, 2010 - Submission Deadline
- February 15th, 2010 - People's Choice Voting starts
- March 1st, 2010 - People's Choice Voting ends
- March 15th, 2010 - Best in Class honors are announced