This task is about providing contributors a more focused section editing experience through isolating content within the section and removing any unrelated copy.
When I find a section of an article that I want to edit
I want to open an editor containing only the content of that section
so that I can focus my attention on the content I actually want to edit.
Platform: This feature will eventually need to exist for both desktop and mobile. Mobile should be deployed first.
Languages: Editing team's target wikis
Target users: Experienced and new editors who are using Visual Editor via the mobile web
A/B testing: This feature should be A/B testable. We might want to test these sorts of things:
- Has this iteration improved the experience?
- Is it easier to find what you intended to edit this way?
- Are you more likely to complete your edit with this fix?
Proposed feature design + requirements
Mocks: Invision mockup at: https://wikimedia.invisionapp.com/share/BVO0TWWYWNE#/334115221_Sectionediting
Notes on the design:
- These pain points were identified through usability testing and via a heuristic analysis. View full report here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor_on_mobile
- When people click on a section edit button, they're declaring their intention to focus on that section, and we should give them that experience. To do this, we can provide the user a new screen view that only displays that one particular section to edit to reduce stimulation
- In terms of addressing the pain point of focus, these are routes we decided not to go for now, but might in the future:
- create an orienting ui animation
- refine the table of contents
- tweak the toolbar
- remove the need for refocusing completely, by creating a way to do sentence-level editing