For V1 of ADO.NET Data Services (aka Project Astoria) we introduced a process we called Transparent Design. The point of this was to make sure we got the design of our features out to users early enough so we could get feedback that we could act on. Here is a couple of samples:
In general, this worked out quite well, however we found it difficult to completely capture the design discussion in notes. Hence, for Astoria vNext we are going to include short videos of folks from the team describing the design of the new features we are considering in addition to the usual design notes.
The first of these videos features Mike Flasko, Project Astoria Program Manager, describing the Friendly Feeds capabilities we are looking at for vNext. Enjoy!