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User interface design

User interface design helps us adapt the systems we use to serve a broad set of interests and backgrounds -- especially this very website. In the spirit of Public Lab collaborative work, this page is for sharing and discussing user interface related information.

A number of projects are in progress; we work to make sure they are broken into small enough parts so that people can take them on and solve them. Some are listed at the bottom of this page.

UI challenges

We are seeking to improve the UI design of the following pages:


We are using this shared Google Presentation to iterate on design solutions, as well as Froala Design Blocks and their drag and drop editor to develop design solutions for these pages. Please post a proposal or sketch if you'd like to get involved!


Title Author Updated Likes
What are your thoughts on this initial sketch for a Tag page on @warren 2 months ago
How do we address the issue of people posting the same or very similar questions? @stevie 4 months ago
Browser notifications for answers to your questions? @warren 5 months ago
What do you think about this new design sketch for a Welcome page? @warren 5 months ago
How can I make a tag graph visualization? @bsugar 6 months ago
How do we do user interface design work in a community process? @warren 6 months ago
Who can I reach out to for community science app UI help? @nshapiro 8 months ago
What's one thing that could be better for newcomers about the Public Lab website? @warren 8 months ago
How can we reduce visual clutter on the sidebar of @warren 8 months ago
Need your feedback on Tag pages @tommystyles New Contributor 9 months ago
Call for input on upcoming Rich Editor and Rich Wiki projects for @warren over 2 years ago
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Design group

We are looking to work with community members and people looking to get involved in UI design on Public Lab -- please join the group below to help out!


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Open issues

Here are some (disorganized) open design issues we're trying to work on in GitHub:

design autodesk ux ui user-interface