Design meeting notes 19 Feb 2020

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesday’s. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

We start off thanking @joshuawold for his incredible work as a team rep. He is taking a well-deserved break, and we hope to see more of him in the future.

Next up, @karmatosed suggests we create a page in our handbook that describes our team processes. Workflows, resources, and also things like how contribution badges are awarded. Our process for this has not been the most consistent. It was discussed what the criteria should be for awarding a badge, and that we should do it on a regular basis. @mrMark suggested for example we could award a team badge after 15 contribution badges were earned in the past 30 days, though @folletto reminds us to not rely too much on rigid metrics alone, there should be room for the human aspect always. @karmatosed will write up a proposal for all this and we can iterate there.

Then, @mapk brought us updates from the Gutenberg front. Designs for full site editing are coming along nicely. Some issues that could use some eyeballs:

  • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/19204
  • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/20304
  • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/19886
  • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/20212
  • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/17335

A lot of things are coming together in this prototype, do check it out: https://www.figma.com/file/TR15iRvk7toGHnKb68QN1K/Full-Site-Editing?node-id=29%3A1016

@estelaris will soon report on P2 the findings of a working session at WordCamp Vienna to reclassify documentation into categories and subcategories to improve search.

@matveb shared an issue for the consolidation of WordPress icon usage. This touches on two topics: one how to lower the barrier of entry to making and updating icons (“input”), and one to make the new icons available in WP (“output”). There are a lot of different icons used now, no longer exclusively Dashicons. And the process of adding new icons is a bit unclear. Any thoughts on this are welcome to be shared on the issue: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/20284

Finally, @mapk needs someone to lead the Gutenberg triage next tuesday. Any volunteers are welcome to send him a Slack message. He’ll amend the Handbook page with more info on leading that meeting. It’s really not scary! https://make.wordpress.org/design/handbook/workflows/weekly-design-triage/

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