- Research: usability interviews, testing
- Collaborating: global teams, community teamwork and co-leading
- Leadership: design lead, design producer, design team lead, testing team lead.
- Skills: designOps, product design, theme design, design systems, branding, presentations, design relations, documentation.
WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. I have worked across every aspect of WordPress, from the community itself, product and even the mobile app.
I have been a Design Lead for 3 releases of WordPress (5.0, 5.4, 5.6) and involved in numerous others. I also led a default theme release and supported several others. I am a core committer and component maintainer.
As part of my role as design lead of the editor I built on my long-standing practice of triage and testing in the open source project. I had led for a while testing initiatives and saw testing tables and a range of things from interviews to tests taking place at community events. This happened from WordCamp US through to several days spent running user interviews in Tokyo. I also spent a lot of time gathering user feedback across various channels and even going on-site to observe editing at scale.
Here are various examples of work that I have done as part of my time on the WordPress project.
The problem was an ageing interface unable to accommodate new options. The solution was incremental.
Editing is complex and not accessible, solve it gradually by looking at the use cases.
There is a problem of too many options and no space. Solve by bringing into the editor, giving space to grow.
Every experience to customise is different, how do you solve this and create a foundation for everyone?
WordPress had outgrown its editor; how do you build a new one as it’s being used?