Firstly, I wanted to profoundly thank the Mozilla community for the incredible
response and support that you expressed when we put out the call for help
to do exploratory testing on the Mozillians project.
The number and quality of bugs filed (54) within the short timeframe of a few
weeks has been nothing short of overwhelming. The community has helped identify
conversations that stress usability. These conversations are informing the next
generation of UX that the team is working on.
Next Steps: Phase 3
The Mozillians project is entering Phase 3 which represents a massive
"Contributors and staff alike mention the difficulty for potential contributors
to get started in contributing to Mozilla. There is no easy way to find a
finite contribution to perform without having to go through, on average, 3
click-throughs via on normal contributor channels (i.e. Mozilla Newsletter,
Get Involved, etc.). The aim of this milestone is to deliver a set of
solutions to increase the likelihood of participation from potential and
new contributors." ~ Phase 3
Phase 3 includes:
- Privacy Controls
- New Profile Fields
- Display Badges On Profiles
- Allow Restricted Group Membership
- Improve Profile Editing UX
- Improve Profiles UX
- Improve Sign-Up Flow
- Site Banner
- Improve Groups UX
Over the course of the next several weeks the team will begin creating the next
iteration of Mozillians after which we’ll engage the community again for an
in-depth round of focused exploratory testing.
Many of our web projects ebb and flow at varying rates. While the Mozillians
project is in a state of focused calm you can continue to stay involved; first
through manual testing on our other web properties and second by helping
with test automation.
There is an third option. If the Mozillians project runs strong in your
veins I am willing to mentor a single individual who may become the proxy
lead. The project currently needs help with new feature testing as well as
assistance with the weekly releases.
I am looking for an individual who is willing to learn as well as actively help me
creatively push the project forward. This is something that only a person who
strongly enjoys being a QA (Quality Advocate) can do. You must be able to commit
3 – 4 hours per week.
If this interests you come talk to me in IRC in the #commtools or #mozwebqa
channels. My nick is mbrandt. I am typically online 8am – 5pm UTC/GMT -8 hours
Monday – Friday. You can also reach through email.
See you online!