Statement of Purpose
Design at Wikimedia Foundation makes sharing of all human knowledge easy and joyful. For everyone.
The Foundation Product Design team's goal is to ensure that Wikimedia products and communications follow a design process centered on the user. Based on research to understand people’s needs and motivations, we explore solutions that meet those needs.
We design in the open with a transparent and participatory process. We collaborate within the Wikimedia Foundation and with the global community of contributors. We create well-designed solutions, together.
Read more about the background for this statement of purpose.
Product Design & Strategy
Margeigh Novotny Senior Director of Product Design & Strategy
Design Strategy Manager
How to get involved and work with us
We welcome help in many ways, but we have limited time and have priorities based on the Foundation's 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:
- Review, create or contribute to Phabricator design tasks with one of the following tags:
- Design – for issues or requests related to Wikimedia design
- Design-Research – for design research requests
- OOUI – for our default user interface library
- Codex – for our forthcoming default user interface library based on Vue.js (which will eventually replace OOUI
- Accessibility – for all tasks that are meant to make our interface more accessible and inclusive
- Learn about the Wikimedia design principles and how to give design feedback
- Help with Micro Design Improvements (obsolete)
Reach out or stay up-to-date:
- Read our Design blog
- Join the Design mailing list
- Join the #wikimedia-design IRC channel
- Follow @WikimediaDesign on Twitter
Our resources for majority of our work are public and in open source projects. Have a look at the Wikimedia Design Style Guide (on Github) and its Resources section.
When designing with us bear in mind our Design best practices.
All our graphics assets are licensed under open licenses (but note that many of the logos are trademarked). All our user interface development is public in open source projects.
- Typography, collection of topics around typography and the Typography Refresh 2014
- Visual Style: Icons
Archived, obsolete resources
For historical context:
- Iconography (redirects to the archived WikiFont)
- mediawiki.ui - User interface library (CSS class based approach, archived as superseded by OOUI)
- Living style guide (archived PDF, the website [http://livingstyleguide.wmflabs.org/] is defunct)