Planning is now under way for user research efforts to complement and drive the next iteration of Gutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/. These efforts will iterate throughout the development of Phase 2, ensuring that product decisions are informed by an understanding of user needs.
Currently two different efforts are underway:
- Community feedback: If you’d like to share your thoughts about Gutenberg as a WordPress community member, @jarahsames has put together a brief survey to collect insights. The survey will close at 23:59 UTC Saturday, 24 November, and a synopsis of results will be shared here after the results have been analysed.
- User research: @jarahsames and myself are planning for further research with users outside of the WordPress community to get a better understanding of their needs as we think about how Gutenberg might expand to meet those needs. Anyone who is interested in research is welcome to join in—no previous experience required! Updates will also be posted here at regular intervals.
Interested in joining in? Have some questions? Just want to see what’s happening? Pop into the brand new #research channel in Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and say hello!