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

For feedback on specific project please leave a message on the talk page of those projects, you can get in touch with members of the design team on their talk pages as well.

Please add Dark Theme to Wikipedia.

Kevincrans (talkcontribs)

Just invert most monochrome colours and icons and keep the the rest the same is the easiest.

Or add system dark theme detection.

CR 16-9-2021

Kamalesh9 (talkcontribs)
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How much open the guide is

Lucamauri (talkcontribs)

I recently started working on icons to be added to OOUI, so, to get started, I consulted the Design Style Guide. I was a little surprised to find out that the icons template is done in Sketch a software that is, not only proprietary, but available for macOS only.
I also saw frequent references to "The Noun Project" – apparently a commercial website with freemium model – and to "Material Design" – promoted by Google, whose website relies on analytics from the same company.
A collection of graphics elements and color palettes is hosted in Figma, again a proprietary web-based application.
Similar links are present in other pages of the guide as well.

I found myself wondering if all of this is following principles of the Foundation or even compatibles with them. Shouldn't we rely less on proprietary commercial software and less on closed platform products?

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How do I get involved with the Design Team?

Jaredzimmerman (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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Please add 4 px radius to the buttons

Vis M (talkcontribs)

4 px radius that previous ui-buttons had looked nice and recognizable. And please keep ui-button buttons updated or adopt it in to this oo-ui. ui-buttons are paled out in non-vector skins and sometimes not showing up in mobile

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Make links invisible option, same color as text, to read without distractions

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Make links invisible, same color as text, to read without distractions

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What projects is the Design team currently working on?

Jaredzimmerman (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You can check out our Trello board to see active projects, "Focus" take up 80% of our time and "Explore" projects take up the other 20%

Andrybak (talkcontribs)

I only see "Freezer" and "Explore" boards. Does it mean that "Focus" was renamed into "Freezer"?

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The project-management tasks are in the middle of being migrated from Trello to Phabricator (the new centralized replacement for a number of systems, including Trello and Bugzilla).

The WMF Design team's new workboard is at and the task tracking their migration is at phab:T832.

They've cleared up the old "Focus" column, and just need to migrate the "Freezer" and "Explore" columns. (There's a script to do it, once they've had a chance to do some final cleanup at Trello - merging useful notes/comments into the main description, etc.).

I believe the tasks that were previously in "Focus", are now attached to the individual projects (e.g. VisualEditor), rather than in this separate board (Hopefully Jared will correct that, if I'm mistaken. :)

Hope that helps.

Bennett molemohi (talkcontribs)

I Cant make my profile

Volker E. (WMF) (talkcontribs)

After all open issues have been moved from Trello to our bug tracker Phabricator, there is the Design workboard with all tasks tagged “Design”. It might give a rough overview, but is not curated on daily base. As example for more topic-focussed workboards there is UI Standardization or related Accessibility.

Current product goals, where Design team or members are strongly involved can be found at Wikimedia Audiences Goals overview.

Clump (talkcontribs)

The previous logo image on this page was purely abstract. The new design team logo has some abstract parts, but also what seems like a rather arbitrary collection of icons as well. The wikipedia W I understand of course, but why are there two weird inkblots, a telescope, a cookie (or maybe the moon?), and a ...boomerang? Is there maybe a pun in all that, or is it one of those image-word puzzles (that I am not getting)?

Npangarkar (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thank you for your question! Abstract visuals are intended to have room for interpretations. The ink blots refer to our visual design principles The coloured dots are the colour palette for our products. the illustrations are from Wikipedia15 illustration pack. The story behind the illustration is to emphasise on the wonderful and serendipitous content of Wikipedia. We use them to refer to our second design principle "Content first". Simply put, content, collaboration, aesthetics, accessibility, and consistency are important to the design team at the Foundation. I hope this answers your question.

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

There are currently some job openings in the WMF's UX team, that might be of interest to someone here, or you might know someone to nudge. Hope that helps. :)

Yug (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the message, I transfert to some UX designer.

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