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!