I know I have a lot of creative and opinionated readers here, so I thought this challenge would be right up your alley. Last week, Mozilla Labs announced the Winter ‘09 Design Challenge. What is at stake? You might get to help design how Firefox 4’s home tab looks.
In the future release of Firefox, it seems the home tab will replace your default homepage as the big starting point for the browser. Rather than having something like MyYahoo or iGoogle, you will have your own personalized home, served locally, just for you. This page will have access to a lot more of your information since it never leaves the browser — history, add-ons, bookmarks, and pretty much anything you can see in Firefox at the moment.
Here is a little more about the project from Mozilla:
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.
Here are the important dates you should make note of, if you want to participate:
- 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
Good luck to all those who get involved with this challenge. To learn more about it, be sure to visit the design challenge page over at the Mozilla Labs web site. You can also get updates via Twitter, @mozconcept.