User Experience Task Team

ALERT! This task team is closed.

UX Mission

designer avatar.png This Team sets and develops User Experience direction for both the releases of Foswiki, its Website and its sub server. It builds the foundation on which our devs can code the most powerful and easiest to use Wiki and web application platform on the planet!

It can delegate Experience related work to the WebsiteFacilitatorTaskTeam, who work to keep the system running, and to developers.

UX Vision

Create the web collaboration platform with the most pleasant user experience!

Minimize the learning curve for newcomers and help more experienced users to release the platform's full potential.

UX Goals

  • establish a development framework (wireframes and storyboards as drivers for architecture and design)
  • help people get up to speed regarding UE concepts
  • establish UserExperienceGuidelines
  • establish a development framework (wireframes and storyboards as drivers for architecture and design)
  • help people get up to speed regarding UE concepts

The Team


Wanna join? Add yourself to the participants list and tells us what you are interested in? What would you like to contribute to strengthen Foswiki user experience.

Name UX skills What I'd like to improve What I'm currently working on
Usability Engineering, Interaction Design, CSS and Visual Design to a certain degree
The general look and feel, the way one interact with a topic, removing the implementation centricity from the UI and shift towards a user centered interface
Workflow: Editing, Navigation
Usability Engineering, Experience from expert usability analysis and professional user tests in the company, I am working.
The general surface, interface of main actions, reduce clutter, kill not necessary options
I want to blog about initiatives, that I saw from Carlo and Arthur. They look great.
UX Strategy, Interaction Design, Prototyping, Frontend programming
User flow, workflow, so basically all current templates and their connections
webdesign, web-developer, practical usability experience, information achitecture
further tasty design & usability; I'd like to see a theming community for Foswiki

UX Projects

Active projects:

  • See UserExperienceTaskTeamProjects - a hub for all sub projects (ongoing, past and future projects. There will be proposals and tasks as a result from these sub projects.

Topics that may become a seperate UX Project:

Resources and starting points

See UserExperienceHub for further information regarding usability and user experience.

Some good reads on usability and open source:


Carlo, could we have a status update, please?

-- CrawfordCurrie - 09 Dec 2009

I'm not sure where to put this, it doesn't quite deserve a task or a feature proposal.

But the purpose/function/documenation of WEBBGCOLOR should be reviewed. I myself fumbled at understanding what it did when I became a Foswiki/tmwiki dude.

This thought is prompted by an irc question here and here.

-- PaulHarvey - 30 Dec 2009

The team is currently working on the wireframes for a new release skin (for details see the list of projects below). We agreed on the general concept of topic interaction. Right now we are in the process of designing and discussing the actual look and feel of screens (eg. view, edit, attach, history, new). My assumption is that we are going to have an agreement on the general look and feel of the most important screens (view and edit) by the end of this year. Maybe earlier smile

-- CarloSchulz - 10 Dec 2009

This team is abandoned now for a long time now. Therefore we should clean up the mess, archive it and start from scratch.

-- MichaelDaum - 12 Mar 2014

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Summary Sets and develops User Experience direction for both the releases of the software, the Website and its sub servers
Team lead
Charter Date 3 Nov 2008
Next Review Due Once association is formed
Status Closed
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
designer_avatar.pngpng designer_avatar.png manage 13 K 05 Nov 2008 - 19:18 CarloSchulz The UX task team mascot
Topic revision: r45 - 17 May 2014, MichaelDaum
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