Design meeting notes for September 5, 2018

The full transcription of this weeks meeting can be found in our Slack channel.

Introduction round

We start off with a brief introduction round: who is who? It’s been a while and this way new and old contributors get to know each other and each other’s background.

Contributing at WordCamps

What has been the experience of leading and attending the design table at contributor days at local WordCamps recently?

@karmatosed kicks of by posting a few talking points:

  • Is splitting design from other teams useful?
  • What should we change ‘now’ based on experience?

The team shares some recent experiences and @karmatosed suggest creating guidance for leading 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., but at the same time keeping different cultures, knowledge and skillsets of designers present in mind. A lot of suggestions come up and we conclude with @karmatosed making a 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: action item with some ideas in it that we can work from.

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board.

  • Marketing Team requests a featured image for a blog post about the difference between .com and .org. Anyone who feels like creating something awesome: go ahead!
  • Also, @marybaum requests for feedback on her designs for the Adopt-a-pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party icon

Finally, @joyously asks if we can maybe change the order of the agenda, so we can spend more time following up on older design requests.

Thanks again to everyone who actively participated in this week’s meeting. Feel free to add your thoughts to the comments of this post.