We're working on changing the layout for the top of articles on mobile web. Documented here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Features/Article_lead_image
There is a lot of interface at the top of the article, and you must scroll before you can understand: am I in the right place? And then, where is the information that I want to know?
Goal of redesign
Allow the reader to see the most relevant, readable information about the subject quickly with less distraction.
The design does that by focusing on the image, title, first paragraph, and then the infobox. It shows a consistent layout of image and title together.
It is also more consistent with the app layout.
Questions for research
How can we test which layout people prefer? Should we give readers a task or just show the 2 layouts and ask which they prefer?
Can we get the volunteer community (who may be active on the talk page for https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Features/Article_lead_image) to participate in research?
Q1 - research, community engagement, iteration
Q2 - ready to build