Lead UX designer Wikipedia

About Alex

Alex Hollender is an American UX designer. As a staff member of the Wikimedia Foundation, he led the redesign of the Wikipedia desktop interface, a process that involved collaborating with a global network of volunteers and open-source contributors, over three years.

The Talk

A new interface for Wikipedia: insight into the design process

How do you redesign a website with a dedicated global audience? To develop the new Wikipedia interface, the team engaged with more than 30 volunteer groups from around the world, with users in places like India, Indonesia, Ghana and Argentina all helping to test the update and provide insights into the product development. In this talk, lead UX designer Alex Hollender shows what the process was like, what steps they took, and what choices needed to be made along the way.

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