UX Group Update
Feb 06, 2017
Search bar transition
Global side bar
Personal smart dashboard
Project smart dashboard
Commenting on pictures
Merge request widget redesign
Adding issues to the board
A single column overwhelmed with thousands of cards, filtering the whole board to try and find the issues you are looking for.
Now, you get an experience optimized to browse, search and filter to find and add just the issues you want to the board.
Polishing the Search bar
Usability test conducted with 5 users. Created 20 issues highlighting the issues they ran into and what we can improve. (#26945).
Continuing to improve upon the new experience. (#25913). Adding token styling, moving to Merge Request page, and many other improvements.
Refining the Merge Request widget
Unorganized information hierarchy, status not clear, important elements are hidden, visual clutter and unclear relationships between elements, inconsistency across states
Ongoing work, understanding all of the states, and being deliberate with the information hierarchy.
See the disscusion: #25424,
Improving Slack/Mattermost integration
Sharing with the community
Designing for the Modern Developer
Team hosted a webcast. Read recap.
UX work has been ready at the start of the releases for the last several releases.
Actively documenting decisions as they are made in the UX Guide
Developing a thoughtful approach to breaking down large features into small iterations
Navigation is a strength for the GitLab experience
1. The information architecture is well organized and logical: #25386 (9.0)
3. The interaction is smooth, dependable, and easy: Some good discussions, but more work needed
Visually polished and consistent
2. Added animations to smooth out the experience: #24831
Issue board as a workflow tool
Standardize the settings pages views
Update global sidebar to dropdown
Personal and Project Dashboards
Stalled. Need developer =)
Issues with great UX, and excited users.