WordCamp US 2018 design contribution day summary

Last weekend at WCUS the design team ran a workshop based session. The focus was around blocks. @joshuawold was co-lead with myself leading and @melchoyce, @kjellr, @lessbloat also took groups to work with.

The day was loosely planned out as:

  • Introduction
  • Sketch yourself on post-it and share.
  • Get everyone on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..
  • Interactive session: ‘Keep, set on Fire and Add’. Pick up to 3 things for each section within WordPress.
  • Information about what the design team does shared in Slack.
  • “Thinking in blocks”: pick up to 3 existing sites and break into blocks. Add to InVision.
  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. focus”: pick a block to begin designing from ones identified before.
  • Choose your own adventure: after lunch we had a few options that people could do. Votes ended up falling on 2 options:
    • Triage: run in Slack for an hour to show how it happens, thank you to those that joined remote.
    • Continue designing blocks and thinking about them.

Follow along

During the day everyone’s work was put into various InVision boards and Figma:

You can also follow along the Slack archive of the day as lots of great discussion took place.

@joshuawold has a post coming up about the navigation block work done and there will also be one on the ‘Keep, set on Fire and Add’ session.

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