Design

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

The Wikimedia Foundation User Experience Design group is responsible for the look and feel of projects, from a functional level to a final pixel level released design. The UX group works closely with existing Wikimedians as well as new users to socialize our designs and plans, and works with the Product Management group to establish product roadmaps.

Team[edit | edit source]

The User experience team has over 40 years of combined user experience design and research, engineering, information architecture, HCI, visual design, and usability experience.

Process[edit | edit source]

How to work with team members[edit | edit source]

Each feature area at the Wikimedia Foundation has an associated Primary & Secondary Designer, as new feature areas are created they will assigned Design points of contact. If your feature area is not in the Product or Engineering Groups, please contact Jared Zimmerman. Current Primary & Secondary roles.

How to work with us in general[edit | edit source]

Internal process[edit | edit source]

Design team titles[edit | edit source]

Projects[edit | edit source]

Projects we're working on can be seen on our Trello board.

Design exploration[edit | edit source]

Every Friday the Design team takes time to think about longer lead projects, areas of personal interest, or design problems that aren't their primary area of focus to spend time brainstorming, sketching and collaborating on. Many of the projects created during Explore will hopefully turn into roadmap projects or Beta Features.

For the projects we've researching in Explore time, check out Explore on our Trello board.

Volunteering[edit | edit source]

We welcome help in any way, but we have limited time and have priorities based on our yearly roadmap to focus on. We want to make sure we foster an environment where community designers can contribute to the projects as well as developers.

A few ways to help out by volunteering your time:

  • Join the Design mailing list
  • Review, fix, or create Bugzilla design bugs
  • If you decide to take on or propose some design improvements, the best way to get feedback from the design team is to create a card for your work on a special trello board where the designs and the community can give feedback. Check it out here.

Design resources[edit | edit source]

When designing with us bear in mind our Design best practices.

All our graphics assets are licensed under open licenses, apart from many of the logos which are trademarked. All our user interface software is developed publicly in open source projects.