Design meeting agenda for Wednesday May 16, 2018

The weekly design meeting has moved to Wednesday at 17.00 UTC (see it in your time). We’ll be discussing the topics below. If you have anything you want to discuss, please add it to the comments of this post, or mention it on our Slack channel.

Housekeeping

Design team related

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board. Calls for design made via the Make blog, Slack, etc. should be transferred to Inbox each week, along with any new cards that need to be acknowledged.

Calls for design

See Calls for Design column on Trello board. Anything to be archived? Follow up on in-progress cards, etc.

Items labeled ready to be a meeting topic

Filter Trello board for ‘meeting’ label which means that some work has gone into the card, and we have enough detail to make a decision on it.

  • Nothing today

Requests to review existing tickets

Typically from Trac or GitHub

  • nothing today

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Filter Trello board for ‘needs discussion’ label. If none, triage any Trello cards that are not yet owned.

Please join us or leave a comment below this agenda if you have any design related questions.

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Design meeting notes for Wednesday May 9, 2018

From this week on, the weekly design meetings occur on Wednesday 17.00 UTC. You can find this week’s design meeting transcript here on Slack, or jump to different topic discussions by using the links in the document following.

Housekeeping

Triage Inbox

Calls for design

  • PHP Meeting is revived
    It was a bit confusing, since this ticket asked for both design feedback on the widget that will appear in the WP-admin dashboard, as well as the page the widget leads to.
    From @flixos90: I’m not sure if this fits in your meeting today, so please let me or the #core-php channel know when there’s time for it. We’re also around to help with contextual questions of course. For feedback, please comment on the meta ticket for the page https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3609
    We discussed this call for design in today’s meeting, but it still needs some clarification: has core given feedback on the original design of February 2? Design questions are: What color is good? What icons to use? What illustrations could help?
    Should it match the rest of wp?
    Find the conversation on Slack: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02S78ZAL/p1525887844000224

Thanks everyone for lively conversations again! Hope to see you all again at next week’s meeting.

#meeting-notes

Design meeting agenda for Wednesday May 9, 2018

The weekly design meeting has moved to Wednesday at 17.00 UTC (see it in your time). We’ll be discussing the topics below. If you have anything you want to discuss, please add it to the comments of this post, or mention it on our Slack channel.

Housekeeping

Design team related

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board. Calls for design made via the Make blog, Slack, etc. should be transferred to Inbox each week, along with any new cards that need to be acknowledged.

Calls for design

See Calls for Design column on Trello board. Anything to be archived? Follow up on in-progress cards, etc.

  • Several are in-progress. Any need for discussion?
  • PHP Meeting is revived

Items labeled ready to be a meeting topic

Filter Trello board for ‘meeting’ label which means that some work has gone into the card, and we have enough detail to make a decision on it.

  • Nothing today

Requests to review existing tickets

Typically from Trac or GitHub

  • from @flixos90: I’m not sure if this fits in your meeting today, so please let me or the #core-php channel know when there’s time for it. We’re also around to help with contextual questions of course. For feedback, please comment on the meta ticket for the page https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3609

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Filter Trello board for ‘needs discussion’ label. If none, triage any Trello cards that are not yet owned.

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Design meeting summary for Thursday May 3, 2018

You can find this week’s design meeting transcription here on Slack.

Housekeeping

  • New meeting time – Wed. 17:00 UTC! 

Triage Inbox

  • Nothing new

Calls for Design

  • Copy for creating a blog
  • Document experience of contributing to design team. Love this!
  • PHP meeting – appears that things have stalled on moving this ticket forward, so we archived it for now.
  • Plugin headers and icons – was mentioned as a need, and then we had a great discussion that pulled into the importance of jumping back into Trello cards to self update them to keep information flowing. Over communicating is a good thing in this case.
  • WordCamp design templates – progress has slowed down on this ticket, and it was discussed to followup again in order to move things forward.

Ready to be a meeting topic

  • Nope, nothing new

Requests to review existing tickets

  • Not really anything new
  • We did discuss adding a Contributor tab to the about page (thanks for sharing @cathibosco1)

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Hey feel free to jump on in. Would love to have you join our next meeting, and thank you to all the awesome folks making things happen.

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Design meeting agenda for Thursday May 3, 2018

The weekly design meeting is Thursday at 17.00 UTC (see it in your time). We’ll be discussing the topics below. If you have anything you want to discuss, please add it to the comments of this post, or mention it on our Slack channel.

Housekeeping

Design team related

  • Nothing today

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board. Calls for design made via the Make blog, Slack, etc. should be transferred to Inbox each week, along with any new cards that need to be acknowledged.

  • Nothing today

Calls for design

See Calls for Design column on Trello board. Anything to be archived? Follow up on in-progress cards, etc.

  • Any calls-for-design need attention?

Items labeled ready to be a meeting topic

Filter Trello board for ‘meeting’ label which means that some work has gone into the card, and we have enough detail to make a decision on it.

  • Nothing today

Requests to review existing tickets

Typically from Trac or GitHub

  • Nothing today

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Filter Trello board for ‘needs discussion’ label. If none, triage any Trello cards that are not yet owned.

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Design meeting notes for Thursday April 26, 2018

You can find this weeks design meeting transcription here on Slack, or jump to different topic discussions by using the links in the document following.

Housekeeping

Design team related

  • On our about page for make.wordpress.org it says “pixel perfect designer.” Can we update that as it feels a little outdated?
    We discussed that this term is not very inclusive, and that it would be nice if we could convey “design” a little more broadly, since, besides the visual aspect, there’s also UX. After a short discussion, we decided on just ‘designer’ would do for now. New text is available on make.wordpress.org
  • What belongs in the Design Resources column of Trello?
    After an extensive discussion last week, we felt the need to give this a bit more attention. Initially we thought Trello would be a good place to store assets, but we revisited that idea. We talked about integrating Github, or go back to basis and use the handbook for both assets and resources. @hugobaeta joined the conversation and had some good ideas: If they are static assets – like logos, sketch pattern libraries, etc – they could live in handbook. If it’s a project-based asset – like a .org page redesign, etc – they could be in a repo.
    The team thinks it’s worth exploring a design Github repo under WordPress. @karmatosed will investigate how we can get one.
    We also tried to find out if we could extend the file types we can upload to our handbook, keeping version control and file management in mind. *Incoming:zip and psd were already possible. Added ai and sketch, and svg only for admins.” This means we can add assets to the handbook and keep that as a first to go for designers who want to contribute to the project.

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board. Calls for design made via the Make blog, Slack, etc. should be transferred to Inbox each week, along with any new cards that need to be acknowledged.

  • Nothing today

Calls for design

See Calls for Design column on Trello board. Anything to be archived? Follow up on in-progress cards, etc.

  • There’s an in-progress one about Design templates related to the Design Resourced discussion above

Items labeled ready to be a meeting topic

Filter Trello board for ‘meeting’ label which means that some work has gone into the card, and we have enough detail to make a decision on it.

  • Nothing today

Requests to review existing tickets

Typically from Trac or GitHub

  • Nothing today

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Filter Trello board for ‘needs discussion’ label. If none, triage any Trello cards that are not yet owned.

  • No time left

Thanks all for attending this weeks meeting and let’s continue on improving our structure and documentation for future reference. It’s not easy, but worth spending time on!

#meeting-summary, #meeting-notes

Design meeting agenda for Thursday April 26, 2018

The weekly design meeting is Thursday at 17.00 UTC (see it in your time). We’ll be discussing the topics below. Please join us on Slack.

Housekeeping

Design team related

  • On our about page for make.wordpress.org it says “pixel perfect designer.” Can we update that as it feels a little outdated?
  • What belongs in the Design Resources column of Trello?

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board. Calls for design made via the Make blog, Slack, etc. should be transferred to Inbox each week, along with any new cards that need to be acknowledged.
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  • Nothing today

Calls for design

See Calls for Design column on Trello board. Anything to be archived? Follow up on in-progress cards, etc.

  • There’s an in-progress one about Design templates related to the Design Resourced discussion above
  • Any other calls-for-design need attention?

Items labeled ready to be a meeting topic

Filter Trello board for ‘meeting’ label which means that some work has gone into the card, and we have enough detail to make a decision on it.

  • Nothing today

Requests to review existing tickets

Typically from Trac or GitHub

  • Nothing today

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Filter Trello board for ‘needs discussion’ label. If none, triage any Trello cards that are not yet owned.
item…

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Design meeting summary for Thursday April 19, 2018

You can find this weeks design meeting transcription here on Slack, or jump to different topic discussions by using the links in the document following.

Housekeeping

>Design team related

  • No new topics

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board. Calls for design made via the Make blog, Slack, etc. should be transferred to Inbox each week, along with any new cards that need to be acknowledged.

  • Improve Trello board Organization
    Mindmantra says that currently, the design trello board is divided in silos without any predefined workflow. And is somewhat murky if someone without history with it arrives on it. @karmatosed says that the way we use the Trello board, is a little different from a project / product and that both systems can be hard for new contributors to handle. We have an extensive discussion on this topic, concluding this is part of the Onboarding ‘problem’ we have and should be worked on. @boemedia mentions the fact that onboarding in design isn’t a quick thing and we need to set expectations that it takes time to start actively contributing.
  • Dark mode
    Design eyes are requested for the WordPress dark mode plugin, which now is a plugin, but in the near future hopefully a core feature. More info on the plugin can be found on either Github or Trac.
    A few good examples of dark mode are discussed, like Instapaper or Twitter. The thought is, that this isn’t that much of an accessibility thing, but more about the looks. A turn on/turn off switch would be a really nice thing to have.

Calls for design

See Calls for Design column on Trello board. Anything to be archived? Follow up on in-progress cards, etc.

Items labelled ready to be a meeting topic

Filter Trello board for ‘meeting’ label which means that some work has gone into the card, and we have enough detail to make a decision on it.

Requests to review existing tickets

Typically from Trac or GitHub

There wasn’t enough time to give proper feedback on both tickets, so we decided on starting next Monday’s ticket triage with these two.

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Filter Trello board for ‘needs discussion’ label. If none, triage any Trello cards that are not yet owned.

  • No time to go through older cards.

Thanks everyone for actively attending the meeting, especially first timers. It was a constructive and productive meeting and we hope to see everyone again next week, same time!

 

#meeting-summary, #meeting-notes

Design meeting agenda for Thursday April 19, 2018

Hi all! The weekly design meeting will be this Thursday at 17.00 UTC (see it in your time). We’ll be discussing the topics below, but you can comment on this post to add additional meeting topics. Please join us on Slack.

Housekeeping

Design team related

  • No new topics

Triage Inbox

See Inbox column on Trello board. Calls for design made via the Make blog, Slack, etc. should be transferred to Inbox each week, along with any new cards that need to be acknowledged.

Calls for design

See Calls for Design column on Trello board. Anything to be archived? Follow up on in-progress cards, etc.

  • do any cards need discussion?
  • can cards be archived or moved forward in another way?

Items labelled ready to be a meeting topic

Filter Trello board for ‘meeting’ label which means that some work has gone into the card, and we have enough detail to make a decision on it.

Requests to review existing tickets

Typically from Trac or GitHub

If time allows, follow-up on older cards

Filter Trello board for ‘needs discussion’ label. If none, triage any Trello cards that are not yet owned.

  • what needs some attention?

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Design meeting summary April 5, 2018

This was the agenda, and you can find the transcription here on Slack.

Housekeeping

  • Quarterly check-in
    • What is the team’s one-sentence top priority right now? After much discussion, we distilled it down to: The design team’s top priority for this year is team building and empowering designers to contribute, and we continue to focus on supporting core.
    • What struggles is the team having?
      • we will discuss Trello organization next week including an example shared by Dhaval

Triage Inbox

Calls for design

  • Dhaval is working on #1658-meta which needs UI to show Events Calendar on make.wordpress.org/meetings page. He needs design input.
  • Mel confirmed that there is no WordPress calendar view, so we’d need to build one
  • Inspiration from examples like Bootstrap?
  • Taking one step back, the content is not very findable now. Monique noted: “instead of discussing the way it’s presented, I’d say discuss the function and place of the list in the first place.”

Items labeled ready to be a meeting topic

We ran out of time, so WP Online Summit pt. 1 will be moved to next week.

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