Many other teams are also looking at issuing badges and there will be a lot more to share about this over the coming months. I’ve been thinking of what comes after that and wanted to share some ideas.
The initial badges are built around specific tasks, but are there other types of badges we should create? I did a quick mockup above of my profile page on badges.mozilla.org to see what other types of badges could fit. This includes:
- A badge from another Mozillian saying thanks
- A badge for a Mozilla event I’ve attended
- A badge for some Mozilla swag I have
- A badge for a donation I’ve made to Mozilla
- A badge for a Firefox OS device I have—or want to have
- A badge for a Mozilla Space I’ve visited
I assume that some badges will be more effective at recognizing contributors and encouraging them to stay involved, but what are the right ones to focus on and how do we test them to make sure they’re helping?
Are there also different ways to display badges that might be more effective? The ReMo events timeline got me thinking about displaying badges according to when they were earned.
Being able to view your contribution history alongside a history of Mozilla might be very powerful. You could draw a connection between what you did (submitting patches to Firefox OS) and big community achievements (having a successful booth at MWC that went well in part because of having many cool demos that relied on your code).
I’d be interested to hear what people think about this. Are you considering issuing badges to contributors? What types of badges? How would you like contributors to be able to display those badges?