Design meetings new format

The next few weeks are going to see a lot of posts as those of us that went to the Community Summit and WordCamp Europe update you all. This is the first of many, this time focusing on the weekly meetings and way we keep up to date with each other.

During the summit communication and support were strong themes, along with how we can all work across teams, making design better for the entire project. A few decisions were made and we would like to try them. As with anything, we should consider this something that can be iterated on.

  • Weekly meetings will cease to happen for now: over time attendance dropped on these. We tried a lot of methods but issues came from the time, format and nature of work we do. We all often have to attend meetings we focus on and meeting fatigue was an issue.
  • Weekly individual update post: each week a post will be made asking for an update as a comment from all designers who want to contribute – we want everyone to. Our goal is to automate this, but at least for a few weeks this will be manual. This will be posted every Monday and more details on that today with a delayed first post. We will also encourage in this post anyone to bring up design issues that are needed help with.
  • Weekly update post for design team: this post will come from the individual updates. These will be posted every Friday on the update blog, giving time for posts all week from people.
  • Monthly hangouts: we will have subject focused hangouts each month. The details of there will be worked out, but they will be announced with enough time to get involved. The goal of there is to keep the momentum of the summit and allow support and cross team working.
  • Weekly triage meetings of UI/UX feedback tag on trac: there will happen Mondays at 16:00 UTC, starting next week. @melchoyce and myself in #design on Slack will go through the queues. Everyone is welcome to join in, its a great way to learn about triage and also all areas of the project. We will begin with this being 30 minutes, but flexible to review that.

Wow that’s a lot we are going to do! The hope is this really gives options for people to join in. The #design on Slack is not going anywhere, you at any point can drop in there and ask for help or discuss design – please do!

As already mentioned, lets see this as an experiment and review in a few months.

Weekly meetings change

As of this week the weekly design meeting format is changing until at least July – we can evaluate after that. Instead of a structured meeting, there will be an office hours format. The first of these will be on Thursday 1st June 20:00 UTC. This means that if you want anything looked at or to discuss, just pop into the channel, but we will have no formal meeting.

This change will allow for upcoming travel and give us all time to focus on the core focuses and their design tasks. If we do need to discuss anything, we can always call a meeting.

As always, if you want help with something, or to contribute, the #design channel on Slack is always there. Feel free to drop in and join the conversation.

This week’s design meeting agenda for May 25th

This week’s chat is happening today 20:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

    Lets discuss meeting formats

  • Open floor

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

See you in the #design channel in Slack

This week’s design meeting agenda for May 18th

After a break we are back with weekly meetings. This week’s chat is happening today 20:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

  • Open floor

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

See you in the #design channel in Slack

Meeting changes for 2 weeks

There will be no regular meeting for the next 2 weeks, instead we are trying something a little different. At Thursday 20:00 UTC on the 4th and 11th May, there will be a drop in time in #design. Everyone is welcome to come, bring a ticket or discuss any topic you want about design.

Don’t forget during these two weeks the Customizer and Editor still have meetings that designers are welcome to join:

We will see how these meetings go and review at a regular meeting on Thursday May 18th 20:00 UTC.

This week’s design meeting agenda for April 27th

This week’s chat is happening today 20:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

  • Half an hour ticket triage in UI/UX queue: bring any tickets you want looked at.
  • Open floor

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

See you in the #design channel in Slack

This week’s design meeting agenda for April 20th

This week’s chat is happening Today 20:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

  • Open floor

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

See you in the #design channel in Slack

This week’s design meeting agenda for March 30th

This week’s chat is happening Thursday March 30 20:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

  • Open floor

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

See you in the #design channel in Slack

This week’s design meeting agenda for March 23rd

This week’s chat is happening Thursday March 23 17:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

  • Should we change our time of meeting?
  • Anything else?

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

See you in the #design channel in Slack

This week’s design meeting agenda for March 9th

This week’s chat is happening Thursday March 9 17:00 UTC.

This weeks agenda is:

  • @afercia wants us to look at #39441: Improve the Settings API for accessibility and ease of use.
  • Anything else?

Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.

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