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Engaging design contributors in Drupal


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Core conversation at Drupalcon discussing the value of UX and design contributors to the Drupal project.

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Engaging design contributors in Drupal

  1. 1. Drupalcon Amsterdam Engaging design and UX contributors Dani Nordin @danigrrl
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Dani. ❖ UX Designer and Researcher, Bentley User Experience Center ❖ Senior UX Designer, Patients Like Me ❖ UX Lead, Drupal Community Tools Team ❖ Co-Organizer, Design 4 Drupal Boston ❖ UXD Teacher, General Assembly ❖ Author, Drupal for Designers (O’Reilly, 2012) ❖ Mother of this adorable little diva ❖ danigrrl on Twitter and D.o
  3. 3. Yep, that was my face in the keynote.
  4. 4. What happens when a designer goes to a contribution sprint?
  5. 5. So wait… Where do I put this now?
  6. 6. “Put it in 
 the Issue Queue.”
  7. 7. Fun Activity Time Find the 
 Issue Queue You have 60 seconds.
  8. 8. Creating Consensus: CSS classes in 
 front-end Code in Drupal 8 ! Drupalcon Austin June 2, 2014
  9. 9. Roadblocks faced by UX contributors ❖ Getting feedback from EVERYONE in the community, not just the high-volume contributors ❖ Issue Queue can be overwhelming for design discussions ❖ Perception that non-code contributions won’t be valued or appreciated ❖ Excessive need for rationale
  10. 10. Taking this home: What are the opportunities? Dani Nordin @danigrrl Feedback!
  11. 11. Follow @drupalmentoring Help improve Drupal: Sprint with the community on Friday. !  We have tasks for every skill set. !  Mentors are available for new contributors. !  An optional Friday morning workshop will help you set up community tools. SPRINT: FRIDAY