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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_design2010-06-02 06:29 am

Welcome!

This is the community for people who are interested in working on improving Dreamwidth's design! While visual design, aka "how pretty it is", will be part of the job, we're also going to be working heavily on user experience and usability design, to improve the methods by which people interact with the site.

This isn't going to be done overnight; Dreamwidth (and LiveJournal before it) grew organically over time, with a number of different designers (and often no designers at all) and many of the taskflows disagree violently with each other, or are needlessly complex, or just could use a little love. But this is where we get a start.

There'll be two major (ongoing) projects for the design team:

1) Working to improve the usability and workflow of existing features, slowly over time;
2) Acting as resources for programmers working on implementing new features, to help them with the workflow and presentation of those features.

Stay tuned for more resources and plans!
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[personal profile] gchick 2010-06-08 12:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! Interaction love!
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[personal profile] matgb 2010-06-08 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Cool.

One thing I personally really want, partially because it affects me and [personal profile] miss_s_b a lot, is to completely overhaul the OpenID taskflow, both for 'new' IDs on first login, and for simply using an OpenID to comment for people that've done it before but aren't logged in.

But I have no clue where to start, what's already been done, or who else might also be working on similar.

Plus, my coding skills aren't great.

So I guess this is one of the best places to get that going at some point, right?

[personal profile] feathertail 2010-06-08 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
How can [site community profile] dw_design co-ordinate with the GSoC student who's working on the "named anonymous" commenting level, in reworking the OpenID workflow?
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[personal profile] auroraprimavera 2010-08-07 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know how I missed this - but yay \o/