Objective: Integrate all of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 300+ projects into a new feature, a single global watchlist for editors.
Problem: Since 2010, the Wikimedia Foundation has been working on integrating a cross-wiki watchlist. Besides English-language Wikipedia, there are currently 295 language Wikipedias and the Wikimedia Foundation also has multiple other wiki-based projects such as; Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, and more. There is no integrated global watchlist between all of these projects and languages and instead each one has a separate watchlist that needs to be visited in order to keep track of edits.
Process: This was a group project with participation from the Wikipedia community, as well as the Wikimedia Foundation. My role was as a consultant User Experience Designer. We started with learning about the core editing users and implemented user research by using statistics and surveys as well as interviews. We used the existing design language and improve on it with a user-centered design process. There was constraints on how much change we could make to the design based on engineering and the speed of page load (specifically for developing regions with limited internet and mobile service). The visual design was updated to look more clean and simple but consistent with the existing Wikipedia guidelines and current design.
Date: 2016 • Client: Wikimedia Foundation (for Wikipedia)
Tools: Qualtrics, Sketch, Balsamiq, Google Drive