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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
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 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
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
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
|Project/Product||Team Responsible||Ongoing Work||Design Point of Contact|
|Wikipedia for Mobile and Desktop Web||Reading Web||Phabricator Board||Alex Hollender /|
|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
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
- Request a change or an addition - Raise a ticket on our workboard to request a change to the Style Guide
- Provide feedback - Get in touch with us on IRC
- Follow us - Follow @WikimediaDesign on Twitter
- Contribute - Read contributing guidelines on Github
- Play around - Download Wikimedia Design Style Guide