When we launched Mozilla Labs four years ago, we set out with a bold
vision of innovating in the open – inviting the wider Mozilla community
to imagine, experiment and build the future of the Web. Today we take
the next step in this journey. We invite students, faculty staff,
schools and universities from around the world to join us, and explore
ideas, concepts and prototypes in the open.
where science and creativity meet to develop, research, and explore new
ideas. Mozilla Labs embraces this great tradition — a virtual lab where
people come together to create, experiment, and play with new Web
innovations and technologies.
possible here. Crazy ideas and sparks are encouraged as together we
explore and experiment with brand new ideas in whole new ways. Mozilla
Labs is about spurring and harnessing the intelligence, wisdom, and
energy of the Mozilla community for the greater good of the Web. Let’s
imagine the future of the Web, and then let’s build it together.”
Together through Mozilla Labs we have collectively explored thousands
of ideas, mocked up concepts, built prototypes and launched products.
We built programs to encourage participation from designers, worked with
dozen of universities and ran Design Challenges
with thousand of entries from all over the world.
In the last 12 months we collaborated
directly with universities in the US, Brazil and Australia to integrate
Design Challenges into the curriculum – ranging from week-long
workshops to courses designed around the challenge. Over the course of
the program Mozilla Labs staff provided feedback and an open forum for
students to collaborate, explore and learn.
In the next few months, we plan on rolling out new tools to aid
better discussion and collaboration on ideas, run a series of regular
“spotlights”, where we present and discuss new and exciting concepts. We
want to work directly with students, schools and universities to
explore innovation on and for the Web.
Article taken from mozillalabs.com