Design/Participate

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We welcome help in many ways. We want to make sure we foster an environment where community designers can contribute to the projects as well as developers. Wikimedia movement is work of many diverse members of our communities. Your participation in designing for Wikimedia Movement is key to building useful and usable products.

Ways to Participate[edit]

You can participate in many ways based on your interests, availability, and capacity. Understanding our design process may help you determine how you'd like to be involved.

  • Our Process
  • Our Projects / Products
  • Design Style Guide

Our Process[edit]

Our process can be broken down into following broad areas

  • Understand and discover
  • Uncover and frame the problem statement
  • Explore ideas and solutions
  • Build and evaluate prototypes
  • Develop solutions
  • Document solutions and rationale
  • Learn from how design is getting used
General guide to how WMF Product Designers work

A guide on how WMF designers typically work in collaboration with other members of a Product team (Product Managers, Engineers, QA, etc) can be viewed here.

By projects and products[edit]

If you are interested in contributing to a particular project or product that Wikimedia Foundation develops, you can find the ongoing work and person to contact

Products and Initiatives Audiences Design team actively works on
Project/Product Team Responsible Ongoing Work Design Point of Contact
Wikipedia for Mobile and Desktop Web Reading Web Phabricator Board Alex Hollender /

Jan Drewniak

Wikipedia for Android Android Phabricator Board Robin Schoenbaechler
Wikipedia for iOS iOS Phabricator Board Carolyn Li-Madeo
Content Translation tool Language Phabricator Board Pau Giner
Language tools Language Phabricator Board Pau Giner
Visual Editor Editing Jess Klein
Growth (New Editor growth) Growth Rita Ho
Accessibility UI Standardisation Volker Eckl
Watchlist Expiry Community Tech Phabricator Board Prateek Saxena
CheckUser Extension improvements Anti-harassment tools Phabricator Board Prateek Saxena
Design Research Audiences Design Daisy Chen / Bethany Gerdemann
Prototyping Audiences Design Prateek Saxena / Jan Drewniak
Design Style Guide UI Standardisation Volker Eckl
Design direction / principles / values Audiences Design -- Margeigh Novotny

Design Style Guide[edit]

Wikimedia Design Style Guide ensures consistency in how our products look and behave. Its guidelines enable interactions between our diverse communities and users. We encourage collaboration and participation in evolving the Wikimedia Design Style Guide.

Ways to participate[edit]