Design meeting notes for Wednesday May 16, 2018

Full transcription of this week’s meeting can be found on Slack, or follow the anchor links in the topics below for a detailed conversation.


Design team related



  • New volunteer orientation
    We discuss this as a basis for onboarding new contributors. As we love the idea of having an onboarding once a month, we try to be careful planning another meeting. Pinging every new person that signs up for the design channel may be too intrusive. As this is a challenge, we eventually came up with a proactive message, like every few days on the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at design channel, saying: “Are you looking for a way to contribute? PingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” x, x or x and we’ll help you getting started”



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.


  • What belongs in the Design Resources column?
    We’re talking 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: Column here. Still finding a way to organise our resources while we’re auditing our handbook. @MelChoyce suggests to put WordPress related stuff in the handbook and stuff that supports other tasks in Trello. We agreed on extending the handbook with an Invision page, since we have a sponsored InVision account. We can explain on that page how to request access, how it works and what good add ons are.




Calls for design

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



  • @Joyously points out that the PHP version support page still needs input.
    After the meeting, @boemedia added the note that designers are working on a new mockup, since the current one was outdated. As soon as this new design is ready, it will be posted on the Trello board for feedback.

Thanks again to all volunteers who took the time to attend this week, your input is very valuable.