Make personal settings easier to explore/discover
Problem to solve
Personal settings, other than the general ones, are hard to discover. This is especially true when the left sidebar is collapsed and there are only icons to indicate that there are other 'sections' of personal settings.
Everyone who uses GitLab.
The way we currently break down the personal settings and the navigation through different sections isn't consistent with what we do on other settings pages (expandable sections instead of side navigation). When the sidebar is collapsed, it's hard to see that there are other 'sections' in the personal settings.
Can we make the personal settings more consistent with how we approach other settings pages? If not, can we still find a way to make other 'sections' easier to discover?
Let's do a product discovery and see if we can do anything to improve this. We can test mockups to see if we improved before we actually implement anything.
- make the personal settings easier to explore/discover
- make the page more consistent with other settings pages
What does success look like, and how can we measure that?
We can run two tests to validate whether we've improved:
- Control: ask users to find certain 'personal settings sections' on the page as it is today (click-test).
- Redesign: ask users to find certain 'personal settings sections' on a new mockup (click-test).
Questions to ask users right after the test tasks:
- How easy/difficult was it to find the section?
- How confident are you that the section you chose is the right one?
Compare the results from the two tests.
Links / references
This is based on user feedback from Twitter.