I feel a void in our development work (development in the sense of coding new features in MediaWiki and its extensions) with regard to usability evaluation and best practices.
We don't have a #usability project on Phab but we do have Design and Design-Research, though I have not seen these used when interface changes occur. To the best of my knowledge we don't have a rigorous usability evaluation process either. The Wikimedia Usability Initiative seems to be something of the the past ( edits on their wiki practically stopped in 2015 ).
The purpose of this task is not to question whether we have the (human) resources; it is to signify that we need the processes to be set up and followed. For instance, we should regularly review all new visual interfaces that are being added to MW or its extensions, to ensure they comply with best practices of user interface design and usability.
Not sure what Tag to assign to this Task. Do we have a tag about "running shop"?