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22 November 2010, 14:14

Mozilla Labs launches another competition

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Mozilla Labs recently announced another of its Design Challenge competitions intended to encourage Firefox browser users to get involved in the design process. In this competition, Mozilla asks the question "How do people use Firefox?" and asks for answers in the form of creative visualisations that investigate general usage patterns, reveal interesting user behaviour, or explore browser performance. To help competitors create these visualisations Mozilla provides access to the data from two recent 'Test Pilot' studies (1, 2) and provides some example analyses of its own.

The competition runs from the 17th of November until the submissions deadline on the 17th of December. Winners will be announced on the 11th of January, 2011 and the Grand prize will be a $300 Amazon gift card, with runners up receiving books on data visualisation written by Edward Tufte. Competitors can submit their entries via a Mozilla Test Pilot web page by selecting "Open Data Visualization Competition - Fall 2010" from the drop-down menu.

Started in January of 2009, the Design Challenges are part of Mozilla'a Concept Series "an open forum for sharing your ideas, expertise & vision for the future of the Web, the Mozilla project and Firefox." The question posed for the first Design Challenge competition was “What would a browser look like if the Web was all there was?” and was followed by "Reinventing Tabs in the Browser – How can we create, navigate and manage multiple web sites within the same browser instance?"

Those interested can follow the competition through @moztestpilot on Twitter for further news and updates.

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