I think we’re pretty much in agreement on the use cases.
Apps - Yup.
Testimonials - Yup. Stories and Grievances. One category or two. Whichever.
Sites, Links, Research - I feel this is a bit redundant. Telescope gives sites/links a first-class treatment, and is a web based news site; so it’s kind of assumed that posts are going to have sites and links.
Specs, Draft Specs, Finalized Specs -
That’s fascinating about being able to leverage focus groups from your practice. If you think you can drive traffic that way… cool. I suppose I’m being a bit more conservative in my thoughts on how much traction the site will get, and am hedging towards the idea that maybe only developers would be using it.
But more than that, I’m interested in creating a design feedback loop. Somewhere that we can post wireframes, screenshots, demos, ad campaigns, trending articles, scholarly research, etc. And then, if somebody does a mash-up or mixes some assets together, and creates an app concept, we can bump it into a new category. And if something gets enough traction that we decide to implement something, we can then bump it to Trello to be broken down into specific parts; and we can also put the final design specs into a category where people can say ‘hey, this is all the stuff that people have decided to actually work on’.
I have a design team I’d like to be able to point at the site, and say ‘hey, sift through the Apps, Testimonials, Sites, and Links, and remix things and post them to the Draft Specs category’. And then have people comment on those specs.
And when that’s done, I have developers I’d like to point at the site, and say ‘hey, filter down to the Finalized Specs and review all the work we’ve been doing’ when I’m onramping them to projects.