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A way to easily and intuitively create and edit functions
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Description

User stories

  • As a hesitant Wikipedia contributor with an interest in Wikifunctions, I need a lot of assistance in creating functions, so that I can be a successful contributor. (Sujay)
  • As a coder who would like to contribute to Wikifunctions, I need a way to help others be successful contributors, so that I can be part of Wikimedia's collaborative spirit and expand my own tech knowledge + skills. (Yanko)
  • As someone who is curious about Wikifunctions I want to play around with the function editor so that I can learn if either function writing or implementing is for me.
  • As a journalist who edits Wikipedia and is curious about Wikifunctions, I want to learn how to create a function that can answer my question, so that I can derive value from Wikifunctions.
  • As a journalist who contributes to Wikidata and is curious about Wikifunctions, I want to learn how to create functions that can help me make sense of my data, so that I can tell stories with data.
  • As a teacher who contributes to Wikidata and is curious about Wikifunctions, I want to create functions that can help my students make sense of datasets, so that I can empower my students.
  • As a coder who wants to implement functions, I would like to know when a function that I implemented was used or explore other ways to see how my contributions have helped Wikifunctions, so that I can see the impact that my work has.
  • As an activist who edits Wikipedia, I want to create functions that can help strengthen my articles, so that I can help make Wikipedia more equitable.

Why are we doing this?

We want to design the core user experience for Wikifunctions and now that we have a core mental model for functions, we want to test with creation of functions.

Proposed functionality or features

  • Clear + understandable definition of functions
  • Clear + understandable definition of WF
  • Responsive design (ability to edit on mobile)
  • Multilingual support
  • Formatting/syntax support
  • Sandbox and ability to save in progress work
  • Publishing flow
  • User education/tutorials
  • Editing history
  • Suggestion of high impact functions to create
  • Suggestion of high impact functions to translate
  • A place to ask questions
  • Access to search and browse
  • Access to other creators and their work
  • Beginner tasks
  • Ability to nest functions
  • Interfaces that support pair programming
  • A way to connect with editors who have similar interests to me
  • Local or language based user groups

Community needs or features

  • Notifications
  • A clear and understandable definition of functions
  • A code of conduct
  • Quick and easy to understand onboarding
  • Mentors
  • Editing documentation

Open questions

  • Can we or do we want to build off of existing editing interfaces available on the projects?
  • What considerations are there for syntax / formatting support?

Design brief

Initial mocks or wireframes

Event Timeline

aishwaryavardhana renamed this task from Function editor: As someone who would like to contribute to Wikifunctions, I need a way to easily and intuitively create and edit functions, so that I can be a successful contributor. to Function creator: As someone who would like to contribute to Wikifunctions, I need a way to easily and intuitively create and edit functions, so that I can be a successful contributor..Jun 25 2021, 5:15 PM
aishwaryavardhana updated the task description. (Show Details)
Aklapper renamed this task from Function creator: As someone who would like to contribute to Wikifunctions, I need a way to easily and intuitively create and edit functions, so that I can be a successful contributor. to A way to easily and intuitively create and edit functions.Jun 28 2021, 9:55 AM
DVrandecic moved this task from To triage to Un-phased work on the Abstract Wikipedia team board.