One of the design principles we have for Mattermost is making our experience “Obvious”. As a test, we’re sharing some early designs for our upcoming Admin Console here in this forum post to see if anyone has feedback on labels that seem unobvious or confusing.
If there’s something here that looks unclear to you, it’s not your fault, it’s our fault, because the design isn’t obvious.
These UI have been reviewed several times by our internal team and we need help from the community to find blind spots before these designs move into code.
Here’s our early design of the Admin Console sidebar:
SITE SETUP screens will be used by a new install wizard presented when you set up Mattermost for the first time, and you’ll be able to re-run them again should you need to change the configuration.
For certain settings changes requiring a system restart, we’re working on a dialog that will allow IT Admins to schedule maintenance and sent out early notifications to users to minimize disruption.
Please let us know if anything here doesn’t seem clear. Ideas, questions and suggestions also welcome.
While we know in the end we won’t be perfect, we want to find out how close we can get, with your help.