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Improving CC License Chooser Weeks 1-2: Design


by Olga Bulat on 2020-01-06

This blog is part of the series: Outreachy Dec 2019 round: CC License Chooser

Creative Commons License Chooser has been helping creators to choose the most appropriate license for their work for a long time. As anything on the web, it needs updating. One of my mentors, Ari Madian, has created the new version of this chooser as part of his 2019 GSoC Project. As a 2019-2020 Outreachy intern, I will be working on making it production-ready. The goals of my internship include:

During the first two weeks of my internship I mainly worked on redesigning the license selection process based on the usability testing feedback. We decided to set up license selection as a step-by-step process of answering yes/no questions guiding a novice or somewhat experienced user to the CC license that best suits their needs.

Here is the first draft:


Features of this draft that stayed in current version:

What was changed in final version:

Draft 2

As a result of continuous communication with my mentors, I this draft to be discussed at our weekly meeting.


Features that stayed in the current version:

Features that were suggested during the meeting:

Currently Final Draft :)


License Chooser Stepper Card

Selected License Card

I created the wireframes in Figma, and I tried to integrate CC Vocabulary elements as much as possible.

Next steps for my project will include coding to update the license chooser Vue.js project, and iterating over the design based on community feedback.

You can follow my work at