During the promo sprint we talked about employing some of the money we obtained from the Pineapple Fund to employ a marketing research firm.
What we need is a list of topics that would help us work on plans that will help us expand our userbase.
These topics will be then turned into questions so we can submit them to a marketing research company and they can find the answers for us.
As our resources are limited, we thought that it would be best to divide the topics into three categories:
|Topic||We have to find out||We can ask others to find out||Info that is probably already out there||Target audience|
|Desktops||How many Plasma users are there?||How many Linux desktop users are there?||How many desktop user are there?||All|
|Applications||What would you use these applications for? Krita/Kdenlive||Graphic Artists|
|Applications||What would you use these applications for? GCompris/Kalgebra/Minuet/...||Educators|
|Desktops||What are the 3 things you would most like to change about your computer's desktop/operating system||All|
|Applications||What three computer programs do you use most with your students?||Educators|
|FLOSS||Can you explain in your own words what Free Software/Open Source software is?||All|
|Applications||What Free Software/Open Source software do you use at home/at work/at your business? __________||All|
|Desktops||What devices do you use to interact with the computer? Mouse / Keyboard / Touchscreen/ Devices that improve accessibility (which? _______ )/etc.||All|
|Desktops||What apps do you use on your current operating system that stop you from migrating to Linux?||All|
|Desktops||What support would you need to be able to migrate your institution to Linux?||All|
|FLOSS||What skills do you think you need to learn to be able to work with a Linux-based system?||All|
Please propose your ideas in the comments. Think of topics that can directly help with our job of growing the number of users and contributors. The example above, for example, would give us a baseline, an idea of where we are starting from. necessary to help us see if what we do works.