Design meeting summary March 1, 2018

This is the design meeting summary of March 1, 2018 (Slack log)


  • In response to a ticket that was waiting for developer feedback before proceeding, Monique suggested that adding a waiting label might be helpful. Design feedback had been given on the card, and it was a waste of time at that stage. The label was proposed as a way to make it more clear when design should not proceed until we hear back from someone else.
    • there was discussion and debate — some felt another label might complicate and others thought it would clarify
    • a decision was made to not add the new label at this point
    • the card was archived, so we can revisit in the future
  • Write blog posts for design blog after leading a contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.
    • the group agreed it would be really helpful to write up and share, whenever someone leads a contributor day

Calls for Design

  • Plugin headers and icons links to a page in the Plugins Handbook but it was a little unclear what the CFD might be.
    • Cathi explained “lots of plug ins need icons and headers for the repo…. it is deemed as a good opportunity for many designers to add some contributions”
    • @cathibosco will add a good description and link to the card, and also write up a blog post to get the word out
  • A new call for design came in right before the meeting, so Joshua added it to the Inbox on the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: board. Details will be added for next time.

Items labeled ready for meeting discussion

  • WordPress logo usage style guide for WordCamps asks for “guidance for how to incorporate the WordPress logo into a design without breaking our mostly-undocumented ‘brand standards’.”
    • there was a lot of discussion about this and Tammie noted that some standards already exist in the Design Handbook
    • a larger pattern library is needed, but that’s another discussion
    • Hugo joined and posed the need for balance “How do we regulate without imposing too much?”
    • Some ideas on how to help now:
      • Maybe some default lockups that WordCamps without a designer could use as a base?
      • Maybe it’s just a 10 dos and don’ts?
      • Here are a few ways that the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. logo CAN be used, and a few ways it shouldn’t be used. Also, here are a few WordCamps we’ve found that make great use of it
      • @Maxim Siebert will summarize in the Trello card, so it will be easier for people to jump in and help

Requests to review existing tickets

  • ran out of time

Triage items from Inbox

  • ran out of time

If time allows

  • ran out of time