Design Team Meeting Notes January 13, 2021

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

Attendees: @estelaris, @chaion07, @manzwebdesigns, @paaljoachim, @ibdz, @karmatosed and Andrew Rulnick.

Housekeeping
  • We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.
  • Contributions to the Design Team is always welcomed. Please 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.” @estelaris or @chaion07 and they will guide you through.
Announcement

Work is underway for WordPress 5.7 release. Read the p2 titled: WordPress 5.7 Planning Roundup on the #core blog. If you want to learn more about how the release process works then attending the dev chat in the #core channel would be a great idea which takes place at 6:00 AM UTC (for APAC) and at 8:00 PM UTC (for America).

Updates
  • @estelaris is working on the design for the documentations section. Last year we finished the work on the reclassification of articles that will help us create a new navigation. She has a full plan to finish the new design by the end of the first Quarter of 2021.
  • @ibdz will continue focusing on Iterating on Admin Color Schemes with #core-css.
  • The team would like to congratulate @hedgefield for being the Design Lead for WordPress 5.7 release.
Discussion on ‘Productive Triage Session’

The team went through a few GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issues and TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. Tickets in the most recent working session. A lot of us felt that the triage resulted in a productive session as we want to have more folks joining so that we can move more tickets. During the last session we’re able to move forward a few tickets and pass a few that was focused towards WordPress 5.7 to @hedgefield. Last year we tried to reduce the ‘meeting fatigue’ factor for contributors and tried to reshape the way design team communicates.

#meeting-summary, #meeting-notes

Design team meeting agenda for 13 January 2021

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/.. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

If there is anything you would like to see added to the agenda, please leave a comment also.

#meeting-agenda

Replacing triage with working sessions

A few months ago, the design team started exploring other meeting formats, so we decided to eliminate one triage session and to shorten the time of triage. We focus on moving the TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets and PRs forward by checking the labels and sometimes leaving comments.

That worked for some tickets, but we are seeing many tickets and PRs that require actual design work and are not being picked up by a designer. So we are thinking of replacing triage with working sessions during the first quarter of this year to see if we progress faster in moving tickets and PRs along.

Let us know in the comments if you have any other suggestions as we continue to explore ways for the design team to work better.

Design team meeting notes Dec. 16, 2020

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

Housekeeping

We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.

Announcements

This is the last design team meeting for 2020. We will be back on 15 January with a design triage.

Don’t forget to tune into Matt Mullenweg’s State Of The Word on the 17th of December (tomorrow).

Learn WordPress is live now. Whether you are new to WordPress or a seasoned developer/designer, there is always something to learn.

Updates

@estelaris (that’s me) was invited to WC Sevilla on 26-29 December to lead the Documentation table and work with both the documentation and polyglots teams to understand what features are needed for better translations in HelpHub.

Discussion

Last month we made changes to our triage sessions and agreed to have only one session and do a review of labels and keywords to move the tickets. The length of the triage session was also shortened. The idea was to have fewer meetings and work more efficiently.

After a few weeks, we have noticed that contributors expect working sessions and we have had to add unscheduled sessions to review tickets. Also, the number of tickets and PRs that are not being worked on has increased, both in Track and GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.

Our idea is to keep to only one session, increase it as need it, between 30-45 minutes and give feedback/assign design work.

One of the questions focus on the reason why triage is not working, is it due to the length of time, or time when triage is run and content?. There were several points made and expect a post about how to run triage in the next few days.

#meeting-notes

#design

Design team meeting agenda for 16 December 2020

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/.. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

  • Housekeeping
    • Call for note-takers and triage facilitators
  • Announcements
    • Today is the last team meeting of the year. We will be back on 15 January 2021 with a triage session
  • Updates
  • Discussion
    • Bringing back a more productive triage session (45 to 60 mins)
  • Open floor

If there is anything you would like to see added to the agenda, please leave a comment also.

#meeting-agenda

Design team meeting notes Dec. 9, 2020

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

Housekeeping

We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.

Announcements

WordPress 5.6 is available! A huge shout out goes to the hard working 605 volunteers who made this major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. possible.

The design team will be taking a break during the holidays from 17 December 2020 to 12 January 2021. Normal working routine will resume after that. Enjoy the holiday break!

Don’t forget to tune into Matt Mullenweg’s State Of The Word on the 17th of December. Deadline to submit questions is this friday! To submit your question, upload it as an unlisted video (YouTube works great for this) and send a link to ask-matt@wordcamp.org.

Updates

@estelaris recounted her great experience being part of the WordPress 5.6 release team, and encouraged anyone else who might be interested in working on a release to do it, and she would be glad to offer guidance.

@joen made a post on the blog sharing with us the status of the new iteration of the Gutenberg UI, codename ‘G2’. Exciting things are happening there. Please feel free to read the full ticket and participate directly on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.

Be sure to also read what’s next in Gutenberg this month.

Discussion

We discussed the idea of adding an autoresponder message for new contributors to the #design channel on the WordPress Slack. It was found to be a good idea, and a draft message will be written up for the new year.

#meeting-notes

Design team taking an end-of-the-year break

The design team will be taking a break during the holidays from 17 December 2020 to 12 January 2021.

During this time there will be no meetings or triages and the activity in the 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/. channel may be minimal.

If you have questions or need access to Figma, please feel free to post it and expect a slower response than usual.

We hope that everyone else takes a break and enjoy their time. Once we resume our regular activities be ready to come back with the spirit of the new year energized and ready to contribute to this great community.

Happy holidays from the design team. And see you on 15 January for Triage.

Design team meeting agenda for 9 December 2020

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/.. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

  • Housekeeping
    • Call for note-takers and triage facilitators
  • Announcements
    • Today is the release of WordsPress 5.6
  • Updates
  • Discussion
  • Open floor

If there is anything you would like to see added to the agenda, please leave a comment also.

#meeting-agenda

Design meeting team notes December 2, 2020

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

Housekeeping

We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.

The team is also looking forward to a holiday break, a post about this will follow the notes.

Announcements

Release 5.6 is scheduled for 8 December, this is the first all-female team release and both @mrahmadawaisand @estelaris are part of the release team.

The #core team posted a wish list for release 5.7

The marketing team wants your input for The Month of WordPress, they meet on Wednesdays at 2.00 pm UTC in the #marketing Slack channel.

Updates

@ibdz has recently reincorporated to the work on the visual regression report for color schemes with the #core-css team.

@hedgefield continues working on mockups for the notification center project and it should be ready to being prototyping soon. There are still several issues going in the WP notify repo, if anyone wants to follow up.

Main topic

The call for design team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. closed on 30 November and we only had @chaion07 nomination. Since he had several +1 from the team, we decided to name him next design team rep and will be replacing @karmatosed. There is an announcement to follow.

Open floor

@hedgefield asked about the progress on G2. For those unfamiliar with it, G2 is the next iteration of the post editor UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.. At the moment, @joen and @itsjonq are working on the project. Here is a calendar of the current status and there will also be a summary of the work being done. In the meantime, you can read more about it in @itsjonq‘s blog.

@ibdzalso mentioned that the WP Notify project is inviting designers to challenge the direction now.

#meeting-notes

#5-6-release, #color-schemes, #g2, #team-rep, #wp-notify

Design team meeting agenda for 2 December 2020

This week’s meeting will be held at 18:00 UTC on Wednesday in the #design channel of the WordPress 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/.. You can join the Slack channel by following the instructions in our handbook.

Here are the suggested topics:

  • Housekeeping
    • Call for note-takers and triage facilitators
    • holiday schedule
  • Announcements
    • Release 5.6 is scheduled for 8 December, you can review the field guide
    • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team posted a wish list for release 5.7
    • The marketing team is working on The Month of WordPress for December, to add something attend a marking meeting on Wednesdays at 2.00 pm UTC in the #marketing Slack channel.
  • Updates
  • Main topic
    • New team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.
  • Open floor

If there is anything you would like to see added to the agenda, please leave a comment also.

#meeting-agenda