Design

community September 26, 2019

Research update: Improving the question-asking experience

Hi, my name is Lisa. 👋 I am a Product Designer on the Community Product team and I’m excited to provide this month’s UX research update! If you’ve asked a question recently, you may have noticed some changes to the question-asking form. This is the result of months of research reviewing the question-asking experience on…
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Product Designer
NavigatingStackOverflow
community February 8, 2018

Updating Navigation for Stack Overflow, Enterprise, and Stack Exchange Sites

This post refers to “Channels”, a product which is now called “Teams.” This post is part of a series on how we’re making Channels, the thinking behind the product, and insight into the process. Read “How We’re Designing Channels” and “Why Channels” for more background info. In his post, How We’re Designing Channels, Kurtis wrote that…
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Community Design Lead
featured-channels
company December 4, 2017

How We’re Designing Channels

This post refers to “Channels”, a product which is now called “Teams.” This post is part of a series on how we’re making Channels, the thinking behind the product, and insight into the process. We’ve got smart people working on smart solutions, and continue looking to the community and alpha/beta testers as we iterate toward launch. Read…
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Product Creative Director (former)
community June 27, 2017

New Stack Overflow Footer & About Pages Launch Today

If you go anywhere on stackoverflow.com today, you’ll notice a brand new footer, new About pages, and possibly a few other surprises we’re still testing out (not everyone will see these yet). Back in February, we updated our top navigation, and today’s changes follow in the footsteps of this effort. We wanted to make it…
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Marketing (Former)
design November 10, 2015

Updating Stack Overflow

At Stack Overflow, we’re committed to making the internet a better place for every single developer. Over the last year, the design team has been working on how we could support that goal by eliminating unnecessary visual, experience, and interactive inconsistencies that exist throughout Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. Examples of these efforts include updating…
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Senior Product Designer (former)
design July 2, 2015

How We Built Our Blog

Yesterday, we announced the redesign of our blog and the addition of our engineering channel. This is the first post related to engineering detailing a walkthrough of what we’ve built, and what better than to blog about rebuilding our blog on our new blog? How meta. It started with an engineering blog A few months…
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Team Lead, Community Development
community October 7, 2014

Editing is essential: new badges and review enhancements

We rolled out three new badges last week! These recognize a pattern that sets Stack Exchange apart from the forums and message boards that came before it: answering and editing questions, the ability to not only write an answer that can be useful beyond the immediate asker but also re-write the question such that it…
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Community Manager (former)
design May 14, 2014

The Importance of Planning

[W]e should create designs and share them with peers and customers, consider their feedback, adjust and redesign, and repeat the process over and over again on the way to developing a whole product. We should build quickly but responsively. — Randy Hunt I’m not here to argue against the “Ship Early, Ship Often” mantra. I wholeheartedly endorse…
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Senior Product Designer (former)
community March 3, 2014

Your communities list is now customizable

A few months ago, we rolled out a new top bar for all of the Stack Exchange communities. The mission was consistency: Every community gets the same Stack Exchange brand at the top, the same navigation between sites, and the same live updates about new inbox items and reputation changes But we realize that not…
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Product Manager (Former)