Design Team Update – March 29th

The weekly meeting changes from next week by an hour and now will be Wednesday at 18:00 UTC in #design on Slack. The team continues to also run triage sessions on Monday at 16:30 UTC, a second triage session is starting on Tuesday at 16:00 UTC focusing on Gutenberg.

A highlight from the last fortnight:

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Design Team Update – March 15th

Weekly meetings continue every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC in #design on Slack, our daylight saving time changes the beginning of April. The team continues to also run triage sessions 17:30 UTC.

Some highlights from the last fortnight:

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Design Team Update – February 15th

Here are the highlights from the last fortnight:

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Training Team 20 December 2018 Update

Slack Log

The Training Team held a video meeting to discuss the goals for the team in 2019.

There were several new contributors in attendance so we reviewed the team’s mission and how the team works before beginning.

2018 Team Goals

We reviewed the goals we had set for 2018, which included:

1. Re-create team handbook
2. Move lesson plans to GitHub
3. Restructure make.wordpress.org/training
4. Fix broken images
5. Update lesson plans for 4.8-4.9/Gutenberg
6. Make workshop recommendations
7. Accessibility workshop

2018 Team Accomplishments

We had accomplished several of those goals and a few more this past year. A quick summary includes:

1. Re-create team handbook (expected by the end of the year)

2. Move lesson plans to GitHub

3. Restructure make.wordpress.org/training

4. Fix broken images (perhaps not all are fixed, but moving to GitHub addressed the problem)

5. Make workshop recommendations

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6. On-boarding improvements including a PDF and videos

7. Team management on Trello and in Waffle.io

8. Creation of the https://wptrainingteam.github.io/ page

9. Work towards the relaunch of the learn.wordpress.org site including collaboration with the #design, #marketing, and #meta teams.

Goals that we didn’t quite accomplish include:

1. Update lesson plans for Gutenberg

2. Accessibility workshop

2019 Team Goals

So turning towards setting goals for 2019, there was discussion about needing more contributor on-boarding videos on our YouTube channel (thanks @fahim!), and @courtneyengle suggested we make plans now for maintaining our lesson plans such as tagging them in GitHub with things such as WordPress version and whether there are screenshots.

We also talked about some specific lesson plans that we would like to develop in the new year such as a focus on Gutenberg and accessibility and lesson plans about plugins.

The team is excited about launching the learn.wordpress.org site in 2019 and the possibilities that will bring! We should have a complete list of team goals available on our Trello board soon.

Next meeting 3 January 2019 at 1930 UTC.

Design team monthly recap, July 16th 2018

The design team have been up to a lot the past month. Weekly meetings have continued at:

Ticket triage Monday’s from 16.30-17.00 UTC
Weekly Meeting on Wednesday’s from 17.00-18.00 UTC

The weekly meeting agenda and meeting notes are published on our team page for more detailed insights into our activity.

As a team we are starting to focus on bigger projects for 1-2 months, the focus right now is on-boarding.

Points of note

Triage

This month triage has focused both on the UI/UX and also meta. The team spent 2 weeks on meta triage clearing the backlog.

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Training Team Update – 10 May 2018

Meeeting held at 19:30 UTC in the #training Slack channel

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1525980606000637

Contributor Day materials

The Marketing team helped us out and created an on boarding PDF that we can use as a “handout” (paper or electronic) during Contributor Days to help them get started with all the accounts that are needed to participate. That led to creating a list of more comprehensive information that can help new people get started with the team. While built to help for Contributor Days, it’s going to be useful for anyone who wants to join the team.

Slides – Shower

Just a reiteration that Shower (Show-er https://github.com/wptrainingteam/shower) has replaced Reveal.js as the team’s solution for slides. There’s still a bit of testing to be done to finalize exactly how the file structure will work. Once that is determined videos and documentation on how to add slides to lesson plans will be created.

Learn site

The next step in getting the learn.wordpress.org site moving forward is to create a Trac ticket and ask for assistance from the #meta, #design, and #marketing teams. It is expected to take months to work through that process.

Team survey

With many new faces on the team it was requested that folks complete a survey to gather information regarding their skills and interests and how they want to get involved with contributing.

Trello board update – slight change to workflow

A new list has been added to the Trello board representing a new step in the workflow. The “Lesson Plans Needing Instructional Review” step has been added after drafting and before copyediting to represent a QA step for instructional quality and consistency.

Lesson plans needing volunteers (see the “User Plans Ready for Drafting” list in Trello

Just a reminder that there are several lesson plans in need of writing that are available for people to work on.

Open announcements / discussion

Next week’s meeting will be 30 minutes earlier, as an experiment, so 19:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel

Design team monthly recap March, 2018

This is what the Design Team has been focussing on in March 2018:

Weekly meetings

Due to daylight saving time, our weekly meetings now occur on Slack on these times:

  • Ticket triage Monday’s from 16.30-17.00 UTC
  • Weekly Meeting on Thursday’s from 17.00-18.00 UTC

The weekly meeting agenda and meeting notes are published on our team page for more detailed insights on our activity.

Inspired by the Marketing team, we want to emphasise that all design work for WordPress is done by volunteers.

Gutenberg

Designers continue to be involved in this project, with two design leading and many more contributing.

Invision

The team is exited to have an Invision account for all designers who work on .org

Remote design summit

We want to do an online summit for anyone interested in design for WordPress. John Maeda would like to support bringing this together; Tammie Lister walked through some initial ideas for making this happen. The details are still up for discussion, but the basic idea is a summit where anyone can contribute to a specific design goal that the community has agreed on. Join the conversation on our Trello board.

Calls for design

We’re actively reaching out to the other teams for calls for design, which resulted in:

We discovered that not all calls for design are well described or too large to handle. We’ve discussed writing a blog post or page for the handbook to give some guidance on what information a Call for Design could contain. We’re also trying to break up larger projects into smaller chunks to make them more manageable and easier to work on.

A few designers had a negative experience when callers for design never properly got back after designs were delivered. As a team, we feel the need to inform people who call for design how we’d like to proceed. We’re opting on setting up a guide on how the design process takes place and what can be expected from the designers, but also what we expect from the one who calls for the design.

If you have a call for design, please post it as a comment to our latest meeting agenda, or post a call in our Slack channel 

Ticket triage

On a weekly basis, we go over the oldest tickets that need UX/UI feedback to catch up. The goal of these is to look at each one and see if we can progress the issue in some way. Tickets that were discussed this month are: #41191, #25419, #31634, #33473, #32228.

Overall improvement of communication and structure

To make it easier for new contributors to find out what’s going on, we’ve continued improving our overall structure and communication. This is work in progress. We currently have 3 points of focus: Onboarding, the Handbook and Outreach.

 

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Design team weekly update October 7th

The design team are now posting individual updates each week, this post is a summary of the updates from there. If any other teams have design they need help with, please also let us know. You can either add as a comment to the post on make/design, add a comment here, or you can ask directly in #design on Slack.

Worked on/released this week:

Currently working on:

Need help with:

Full update post here.

+make.wordpress.org/core +make.wordpress.org/design

Design team weekly update September 4th

The design team are now posting individual updates each week, this post is a summary of the updates from there. If any other teams have design they need help with, please also let us know. You can either add as a comment to the post on make/design, add a comment here, or you can ask directly in #design on Slack.

Worked on/released this week:

  • @annaharrison worked on a number of posts on Tiny Mce’s blog.
  • @annaharrison worked on giving feedback and adding user research to ‘design feedback’ tag on Gutenberg.
  • @boemedia launched a survey for plugin developers about the usability of the wp-admin.
  • @joshuawold: Uploading .zip to update plugin or theme – Read through #9757 and shared a user flow. Thinking it’d make sense to implement the Reinstall Plugins direction as the user flow is pretty straightforward.
  • @joshuawold: Posted an article about my experience working on Core these past few months. It’s been a really fun ride, looking forward to what’s ahead!
  • @karmatosed: Gutenberg all the things.

Currently working on:

Need help with:

Full update post here.

+make.wordpress.org/core +make.wordpress.org/design

Design team weekly update 14th August

The design team are now posting individual updates each week, this post is a summary of the updates from there. If any other teams have design they need help with, please also let us know. You can either add as a comment to the post on make/design, add a comment here, or you can ask directly in #design on Slack.

Worked on/released this week:

Currently working on:

Need help with:

@melchoyce pointed out several tickets that need help and progress – a chance for others to get involved.:

Full update post here.

+make.wordpress.org/core +make.wordpress.org/design