A Scratch Design Studio Curator, or a SDS Curator, is a curator selected to add projects to the Scratch Design Studio. The Scratch Design Studio is a themed studio run by the Scratch Team that appears on the front page and is changed approximately every month. SDS Curators can recommend new curators, and if other curators agree that they would be a good addition to the team, and the Scratch Team approves of them becoming one, they will get an invite to become an SDS Curator. They have also shared a project that is a tutorial on how to become an SDS Curator, with tips on what they look for in new SDS Curators. All Scratch Design Studios are created by the account ScratchDesignStudio which is controlled by the Scratch Team.
List of Scratch Design Studio Curators
Current Scratch Design Studio Curators
The following users are then invited to be curators of the studio:
|Note:||The curators are listed in alphabetical order.|
- ceebee (Scratch Team member)
- scmb1 (Scratch Team member)
Past Scratch Design Studio Curators
The following were SDS curators at one point, but have opted out or gone inactive.
|Note:||There have been other SDS Curators that retired, but some of them are unknown since they did not curate the studios until the update was added where people could curate studios.|
- LiFaytheGoblin (then-Scratch Team member)
- Lightnin (then-Scratch Team member)
- speakvisually (Scratch Team member)
- taranir (then-Scratch Team member)
- technoboy10 (then-Scratch Team member)
SDS Curators spend many hours with SDS-related work. For instance, they add/review projects, they discuss SDS related things in the SDS Private Forum, and more.
Reviewing and Adding Projects
One of the main duties of a SDS Curator is to add projects to the SDS. However, the SDS Curators also have to review the project first, to make sure it is suitable for the front page, and that it fits the requirements of the SDS. It is not uncommon for a SDS Curator to not add a project, but when they do not, they notify the creator of the project that the project was not added for whatever reason, and sometimes ask them to repost the link when fixed. When a project is added, they also notify the creator, telling the user that their project has been added. This is to avoid confusion among the user and other curators. Curators discuss specific projects they are not sure about in the private SDS forum.
Curators are also expected to answer questions other users have about the Scratch Design Studio, and about Scratch in general as well.
Choosing New SDS Themes
The SDS Curators and the Scratch Team also choose future SDS themes. Some SDS studios are new and original ideas for themes, and some ideas chosen were submitted as a project in the "Propose Scratch Design Studio Themes!" studio.
Setting Up New Studios
When a theme has been officially chosen, the SDS curators create the studio. The studio itself is created by the Scratch Team under the account ScratchDesignStudio, but the curators add the description, thumbnail, title and seed projects. They often discuss their progress in the private SDS forum.
Choosing New Curators
When new curators are required, the current SDS curators discuss in the private SDS forum about adding new ones. When new curators have been decided on, the Scratch Team contacts the curator.
Becoming a Curator
The past Scratch Team member taranir made a project explaining how you could become an SDS curator. Later, SDS curators updated the project with more information. Taranir's project said:
|“||Be friendly, thoughtful and polite.
Comment often, and constructively.
SDS curators have to answer hundreds of comments, not just add projects. This includes answering various questions about Scratch and SDS, or making constructive comments about projects. You can show that you fit the role by making helpful replies to comments like these!
Be reliable and committed.
We need curators that will be active and dedicated for at least a few months. They should also let us know if they'll be inactive for long periods of time or need to step down. Real life and school comes first, but you should not ask to be an SDS curator unless you know that you'll be able to check in and add a few projects a couple times a week.
SDS curators are chosen when we see people doing all these things in the community. There is currently no application process, but you can be invited to be a curator by giving great, constructive feedback to submissions over a long period of time.
Scratch Design Studio Helper
An SDS helper is a Scratcher who, through helping around in an SDS (answering questions, giving feedback, etc.), is invited to curate the studio that they helped in to solely add projects, answer questions, and give feedback. It is not a guarantee they will be invited to the new SDS after the original SDS they helped in, and it is not a guarantee that if one helps out in the SDS they will get an invite. The SDS helpers curate the studios, while the SDS curators manage the studios. SDS helper is not an official name, and was given by the community.
SDS helpers are different to SDS curators as curators help decide new curators and plan new studios whereas helpers do not. More information on the difference between helpers and curators can be found here in a project created by SDS curator -Accio-.
Scratch Design Studio Translator
A Scratch Design Studio Translator is a Scratcher who is invited to help translate to current SDS, but does not necessarily manage or curate the SDS studio. The role of the translators are to translate the description of the SDS, preferably within two weeks of it appearing on the front page.
Current Scratch Design Studio Translators
|Note:||The translators are listed in alphabetical order.|
- 54329 (Hebrew)
- _ArtCode_ (Russian)
- ahmetlii (Turkish)
- Arqwa (French)
- Bumaof (Bengali, taking turns with R4356th)
- cs3549738 (Telugu)
- cat-991 (Spanish, Substitute Translator)
- CocoTheWarrior (Norwegian)
- DancingLine (Indonesian)
- Fyndora (German)
- huagoose (Traditional & Simplified Chinese)
- jakel181 (German)
- Kadeinwales9 (Welsh)
- manikas (Lithuanian)
- Markchai (Simplified Chinese, Substitute Translator)
- MeowyTitan08 (Irish)
- Mima-Explorer (Serbian)
- NilstheBest (French)
- Ninja-Super-Girl (Swedish, taking turns with tigp14)
- oriquack (Korean)
- pociongi (Polish)
- R4356th (Bengali, taking turns with Bumaof)
- Rainbow_Reality (Galician)
- sssderp (Vietnamese)
- tigp14 (Swedish, taking turns with Ninja-Super-Girl)
- vinu45654 (Spanish)
- xXduskstarXx (Romanian)
- yorissen (Japanese)