Mozilla Design Challenge Winter '09: The Home Tab

27 Dec 2009 - 11:11am
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2009

IxDA is pleased to announce it has again partnered with Mozilla
Labs<http://labs.mozilla.com/>
and Johnny Holland <http://johnnyholland.org/> for this Winter's Mozilla
Design Challenge <http://bit.ly/82wOyk>:
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*"The Home Tab — What are some interesting uses of a Firefox-hosted start
page?"*
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>From the site:

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.*
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*Get all the details on participation: http://bit.ly/82wOyk*
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*Important dates:*
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- 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

Please make sure you follow the @mozconcept Twitter
account<http://twitter.com/mozconcept> for
last-minute updates.

We look forward to seeing how the IxDA community participates! Share back
and let us know!
Janna DeVylder
President, IxDA*

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22 Mar 2010 - 6:52pm
chatreez
2010

Me and my IxD friend participated and we won the best in class: innovation award! Check out our concept:
http://design-challenge.mozillalabs.com/winter09/#bic-innovation

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