[Noisebridge-discuss] Handy signs are handy.

rachel lyra hospodar rachelyra at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 10:26:26 PDT 2011


It's just what I always wanted!

I will be at noisebridge Sunday late morning for josh's arduino workshop. I
expect to have some time to kill in the afternoon, does that work for
anyone?

mediumreality.com
On Jul 29, 2011 10:10 AM, "Danny O&apos;Brien" <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM, rachel lyra hospodar
> <rachelyra at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think if a sign gets removed or defaced it's often an excellent piece
of
>> feedback from the community about the quality, intentions, or placement
of
>> the sign.  Signs I've made have been removed. I try to be pragmatic about
it
>> and take the fact of their removal to be something I can improve against.
>>
>> I think we need better signage for a lot of reasons... including exit
>> signs.  Anyone want to start a signage working group with me?
>>
>
> I think the best place for this would be on the social engineering list.
> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/socialengineering
>
> Me, Liz and Daravinne can't make it to this week's tuesday meeting (or
> the social engineering meeting before it, so maybe meet up before then
> to brainstorm on it?)
>
> d.
>
>> mediumreality.com
>>
>> On Jul 29, 2011 10:02 AM, "Danny O&apos;Brien" <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>> One of the efforts I want to do to make the space less intimidating to
>>>> new people is to improve the signage around the space to make it more
>>>> obvious what things are at NB, where those things are, and provide
>>>> answers for "what is this thing?" (protip: If the thing is glowing
>>>> and/or slimy, don't touch it.)
>>>>
>>>> A lot of the signs have been getting tagged up recently (if you have a
>>>> problem or suggestion with the wording, feel free to email me
>>>> privately or email the list), so to encourage preserving the signs,
>>>> I'm going to donate $1 each day the signs go without being defaced or
>>>> torn down. (If anyone can help with a part of that dollar, it'd be
>>>> great. $365 a year adds up.)
>>>>
>>>
>>> Hey Al, I think Daravinne and Liz are already working on improving the
>>> signing (as is somebody I don't know from taste bridge), you might
>>> want to work with them on this. There's some talk about getting a
>>> laminator as well.
>>>
>>> I think the "tagging" comes from a general encouragement in the last
>>> batch of signs to note changes or improvements, and I personally think
>>> it's a good way to get direct commentary; though in general I also
>>> think putting an email and contact on the signs is also good. Liz's
>>> kitchen signs got taken down specifically because someone is working
>>> on better versions of them, based on the written improvements. Our
>>> signs are generally just not very good or clear (or just
>>> overpowering), and I think requires more thought than simply
>>> attempting not to deface or remove ones that aren't working.
>>>
>>> d.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> -Al
>>>>
>>>> p.s. I put fresh black and color cartridges in the white HP inkjet
>>>> printer, but print in color sparingly cause it's expensive (i.e.
>>>> overpriced by monopolistic bastards).
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