The Test Team helps manage testing and triage across the WordPress ecosystem. They focus on user testing of the editing experience and WordPress dashboard, replicating and documenting bug reports, and supporting a culture of review and triage across the project.
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This week’s chat was dedicated to looking at the proposed new Welcome Screen, assigning folks to “own” one of the links, identify several things and report back next week:
- The importance of highlighting that flowFlow Flow is the path of screens and interactions taken to accomplish a task. It’s an experience vector. Flow is also a feeling. It’s being unselfconscious and in the zone. Flow is what happens when difficulties are removed and you are freed to pursue an activity without forming intentions. You just do it.
Flow is the actual user experience, in many ways. If you like, you can think of flow as a really comprehensive set of user stories. When you think about user flow, you’re thinking about exactly how a user will perform the tasks allowed by your product.Flow and Contextfor new users in the Welcome Panel
- Once you’ve clicked through to it, what is currently good or bad, or could be improved
- Bonus: Whether this is a “Day 1″ link and if so, what should replace it?
Attendance at last week’s chat was sparser than usual, so we didn’t find volunteers to cover all of the Welcome Panel action links. If you’d like to volunteer to examine one of remaining the flows below, let us know in the comments.
The following people volunteered:
- “Set your site front page” – @juliekuehl
- “Turn comments on or off” – @suzettefranck
- “Set your timezone and date format” – @courtneyengle
- “Change URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org structure” – @bethsoderberg
- “View your site” – @liljimmi @drewapicture
- “Change or customize your theme” – @liljimmi
- “Find new themes” – You? Looking for a volunteer
- “Manage your site widgets” – @ipstenu
- “Write your first post” – @DrewAPicture
- “Add a new page” – @abuango
- “Edit your site title and tagline” – @jenniferbourn
When reporting back with your findings, it would be helpful to document the current “workflow” for whichever action link you’re examining. Identify the pain points, possibly suggest alternatives, and provide vizrecs (visual records, i.e. screenshots) of your main points.
Things to keep in mind when writing your report.
- Is this a must-have for the Welcome Panel?
- Describe the flow from the point of clicking the link to following through the process
- What is good or bad with the way it currently works?
- Bonus: Suggestions for improvement
Reports can be shared in the comments and/or presented at next week’s NUX meeting.