Design meeting summary for Thursday April 19, 2018

You can find this weeks design meeting transcription here on Slack, or jump to different topic discussions by using the links in the document following.


>Design team related

  • No new topics

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board. Calls for design made via the Make blog, Slack, etc. should be transferred to Inbox each week, along with any new cards that need to be acknowledged.

  • Improve Trello board Organization
    Mindmantra says that currently, the design trello board is divided in silos without any predefined workflow. And is somewhat murky if someone without history with it arrives on it. @karmatosed says that the way we use the Trello board, is a little different from a project / product and that both systems can be hard for new contributors to handle. We have an extensive discussion on this topic, concluding this is part of the Onboarding ‘problem’ we have and should be worked on. @boemedia mentions the fact that onboarding in design isn’t a quick thing and we need to set expectations that it takes time to start actively contributing.
  • Dark mode
    Design eyes are requested for the WordPress dark mode plugin, which now is a plugin, but in the near future hopefully a core feature. More info on the plugin can be found on either Github or Trac.
    A few good examples of dark mode are discussed, like Instapaper or Twitter. The thought is, that this isn’t that much of an accessibility thing, but more about the looks. A turn on/turn off switch would be a really nice thing to have.

Calls for design

See Calls for Design column on Trello board. Anything to be archived? Follow up on in-progress cards, etc.

Items labelled ready to be a meeting topic

Filter Trello board for ‘meeting’ label which means that some work has gone into the card, and we have enough detail to make a decision on it.

Requests to review existing tickets

Typically from Trac or GitHub

There wasn’t enough time to give proper feedback on both tickets, so we decided on starting next Monday’s ticket triage with these two.

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Filter Trello board for ‘needs discussion’ label. If none, triage any Trello cards that are not yet owned.

  • No time to go through older cards.

Thanks everyone for actively attending the meeting, especially first timers. It was a constructive and productive meeting and we hope to see everyone again next week, same time!


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