Statement of Purpose
Design at Wikimedia makes sharing of all human knowledge easy and joyful. For everyone.
The User Experience Design teams 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.
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 general design related topics
- WMF-Design – for specific Wikimedia Foundation design tasks
- Design-Research – for design research requests
- OOUI – for our default user interface library
- 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
Reach out or stay up-to-date:
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.
- Wikimedia Foundation User Interface Style Guide
- WikiFont (archived)
- Mediawiki.ui - User interface library (archived)
- Living style guide (this is the archived PDF, the website [http://livingstyleguide.wmflabs.org/] is defunct)