This week’s design meeting agenda for January, 18

This week’s #design meeting is happening Thursday, January 18 18:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

See you in the #design channel in Slack

Weekly Design Updates

This is the weekly call for updates for those contributing to design, as outlined here.

The idea of these it to keep all designers connected. If you are contributing to design please add your reply as a comment to this post by Thursday 23:00 UTC. All comments will be combined into a weekly update post on Friday for the design team.

Not a designer but you have something you’d like us to work on? No problem, you can also leave a comment. Just tell us what it is, if a specific team or skill also tell us that.

Just reply to the following:

  • What did you work on this past week? Anything completed (don’t forget a link to show us the amazing work!)?
  • What are you currently focusing on?
  • Anything you need help with? Got a tricky project? Are you looking for a task? Perhaps you know about a task that needs a designer or need a buddy to work on something (let’s support each other)?
  • Any links for inspiration you want to share (doesn’t have to be WordPress design links)?

Design meeting summary January 11

This is the design meeting summary of January 11, 2018. (Slack log)

In attendance were: @karmatosed, @boemedia, @mapk, @cathibosco, @mizejewski, @melchoyce, @joshuawold

We discussed the following:

Trello triage
Because the Design Trello board is a road map, last week we discussed it would be good to triage the lists and see how we can improve the board as a general guidance for new and exsisting contributors to the WordPress design team.
We will triage a few lists each week.

This week, we discussed the following lists/cards:

  • In general, if people add cards, it would be good if they give them a little more explanation on what they want to accomplish. It’s also important that everyone who is assigned to a card, does update.
  • It should also be ok for people adding themselves to an issue and also ok removing themselves.
  • Anyone who wants but doesn’t have access to the design Trello board, please send a dm to @karmatosed or @melchoyce on Slack
  • List: Outreach
    The idea of reaching out to other communities came from the Community Summit. People were able to share resources, help each other out, and the relationship was pretty beneficial to both sides.
    A list of non-WordPress conferences was created on the Trello board, where we can save interesting conferences for designers.
  • List: Structure
    *Card: ‘Creation of resources for handbook’ was changed to ‘Suggestions of resources for handbook’ (moved to handbook-list). On this card, people can drop suggestions for the design resources pages in the design handbook. Please fill these up as with as much information as possible.
    Once added to the page, the suggestion should be moved to the Trello list ‘done’. (or do people get rights to add the resources to the page on WordPress.org themselves?) -> not decided on yet.
    *Card: Improve Grey (former blue) box
    @Mapk will add some info on the card, including more description and details to make it more understandable for new contributors
    Let’s make it better and find inspiration on other team’s pages.
    *Card: buddy system for new contributors
    This idea was created in July 2017, but never got followed up. From here, we started discussing the status of cards should be added. Therefore, cards should be labelled.
    Action: create label system for Trello cards
    Label suggestions:
    • In progress
    • Need discussion/meeting
    • Good first issue (or our wording of that)
    • Needs decision on next step?
    • Needs help

    *Card: Comprehensive list of contributing designers
    The idea of this was ‘leave no designer behind’. Right now it’s hard to know who is doing what. If they are lonely, if they need back up, if they are just rocking and we should shine a light on them.
    There’s a Google doc with details of design contributors. Let other design contributors fill this out and pass it around on Slack (action for @karmatosed?)

It was a great meeting, thanks everyone for actively attending.
Discussing the Trello board took longer than expected. Therefore, the other 2 topics on this week’s agenda will be moved to next week’s meeting on Thursday.
The call for design by Maja Benke will be discussed in Monday’s Triage session, 17:00 UTC.

@mapk ‘s call for design on illustrations and the About-page was discussed on meeting – the sequel. You can follow this discussion on Slack.

See you next week on Thursday, January 18 2018 18:00 UTC!

#design

This week’s design meeting agenda for January 11

This week’s #design meeting is happening Thursday, January 11 18:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

See you in the #design channel in Slack

Weekly Design Updates

This is the weekly call for updates for those contributing to design, as outlined here.

The idea of these it to keep all designers connected. If you are contributing to design please add your reply as a comment to this post by Thursday 23:00 UTC. All comments will be combined into a weekly update post on Friday for the design team.

Not a designer but you have something you’d like us to work on? No problem, you can also leave a comment. Just tell us what it is, if a specific team or skill also tell us that.

Just reply to the following:

  • What did you work on this past week? Anything completed (don’t forget a link to show us the amazing work!)?
  • What are you currently focusing on?
  • Anything you need help with? Got a tricky project? Are you looking for a task? Perhaps you know about a task that needs a designer or need a buddy to work on something (let’s support each other)?
  • Any links for inspiration you want to share (doesn’t have to be WordPress design links)?

Design chat summary December 4th

Howdy! Below are the summary notes from our #design meeting this past Thursday.

Volunteers covering weekly meetings

We discussed the previous post for volunteers to help support the design meeting(s) @boemedia and @joshuawold will cover the Thursday meeting going forward. The definition of what the role entails was discussed, and we created a doc to outline responsibilities.

In the future we may automate some of this, but for now we’ll keep it manual.

We also still need 1-2 more people to help cover the weekly triage meetings. Right now we have a few folks who’ve volunteered on a part-time basis (@boemedia, @joshuawold, @jamestryon). It was also noted that one meeting a month could be devoted to looking at things like the Trello board and the Calls for Design post.

Plans for 2018

We briefly discussed the goals for the #design team in 2018, and a need for a better system to capture where the team can support the efforts of WordPress.

A few points we touched on:

  • Profile pages – they need some work
  • Seeing everything at once – It’s hard to see a clear overview of everything going on. The #design Trello board offers a potential for covering this, but shouldn’t be the only source of truth. We also discussed how mentoring, and changing the format in Trello could help.
  • Helping other teams share what support they need – The big thing to crack is how to get teams to tell us what needs to be done. There’s a few things out there, such as the Trello board, and the Calls for Design post. It could help if someone volunteer to own either of these.
  • Getting started in #design – We briefly touched on the barrier to getting involved with design in WordPress. It’s hard. This is a general encouragement for anyone interested in helping with design.

Your help is valuable! If you’re wondering whether your support would make a difference, then the answer is yes!

Interested in helping out? Here’s a few Trello items that would love some attention!

TL;DR

There’s two meetings happening every week. If you want to help out in leading them let Tammie know, otherwise if you just want to be part of #design please jump in and join us. There’s a lot of excitement about getting more people involved in design. Let’s make 2018 awesome!

Design meeting summary and updates

This week at 17:00 UTC we had a design meeting in #design. The topic was volunteers for the roles posted here: https://make.wordpress.org/design/2017/12/11/design-meeting-updates/.

I’d like to ask you all to congratulate @boemedia and @joshuawold, who have offered to be the meeting guides. They are going to be posting about upcoming meetings and also the notes from the meeting. Big thanks to you both for offering to take on this important role in communication for everyone. Often people can’t make it to the meeting and having these notes happen again helps so much.

Also discussed was the topic of people learning to run triages. @boemedia and @joshuawold both stepped up again, thank you again you both! Ideally if 4 people can be found, a monthly rotation would work out better for everyone. If you are interested please come along on Monday at 17:00 UTC in #design. This month the triage sessions will be focused on learning and slower to make sure people can follow.

Next week’s meeting on Thursday 18:00 UTC, in #design, will focus on triaging the Trello board and also calls for design. There will be a post announcing that meeting next week. Every month there will be a Trello board triage in the weekly meeting to ensure it’s up to date and everyone knows what is going on.

Weekly Design Updates

This is the weekly call for updates for those contributing to design, as outlined here.

The idea of these it to keep all designers connected. If you are contributing to design please add your reply as a comment to this post by Thursday 23:00 UTC. All comments will be combined into a weekly update post on Friday for the design team.

Not a designer but you have something you’d like us to work on? No problem, you can also leave a comment. Just tell us what it is, if a specific team or skill also tell us that.

Just reply to the following:

  • What did you work on this past week? Anything completed (don’t forget a link to show us the amazing work!)?
  • What are you currently focusing on?
  • Anything you need help with? Got a tricky project? Are you looking for a task? Perhaps you know about a task that needs a designer or need a buddy to work on something (let’s support each other)?
  • Any links for inspiration you want to share (doesn’t have to be WordPress design links)?

Weekly Design Updates

This is the weekly call for updates for those contributing to design, as outlined here.

The idea of these it to keep all designers connected. If you are contributing to design please add your reply as a comment to this post by Thursday 23:00 UTC. All comments will be combined into a weekly update post on Friday for the design team.

Not a designer but you have something you’d like us to work on? No problem, you can also leave a comment. Just tell us what it is, if a specific team or skill also tell us that.

Just reply to the following:

  • What did you work on this past week? Anything completed (don’t forget a link to show us the amazing work!)?
  • What are you currently focusing on?
  • Anything you need help with? Got a tricky project? Are you looking for a task? Perhaps you know about a task that needs a designer or need a buddy to work on something (let’s support each other)?
  • Any links for inspiration you want to share (doesn’t have to be WordPress design links)?

Weekly Design Updates

This is the weekly call for updates for those contributing to design, as outlined here.

The idea of these it to keep all designers connected. If you are contributing to design please add your reply as a comment to this post by Thursday 23:00 UTC. All comments will be combined into a weekly update post on Friday for the design team.

Not a designer but you have something you’d like us to work on? No problem, you can also leave a comment. Just tell us what it is, if a specific team or skill also tell us that.

Just reply to the following:

  • What did you work on this past week? Anything completed (don’t forget a link to show us the amazing work!)?
  • What are you currently focusing on?
  • Anything you need help with? Got a tricky project? Are you looking for a task? Perhaps you know about a task that needs a designer or need a buddy to work on something (let’s support each other)?
  • Any links for inspiration you want to share (doesn’t have to be WordPress design links)?