The UX team owns the navigation structures of the GitLab product. Please review this information if you plan to propose changes to GitLab navigation.
Navigation refers to both how the GitLab application is organized and how that organization is presented to users to enable them to move around the application. Navigation is important, because it affects the usability and discoverability of our products.
Navigation includes two distinct areas:
More details regarding Navigation can be found in the Pajamas documentation.
Anyone can propose a navigation change by creating an issue using the Navigation - Left Sidebar Proposals issue template. The product team who owns the feature is responsible for implementing the change.
The Foundations team owns navigation overall, so you should engage them in your proposed change.
When proposing changes to menu items in the left navigation, the Foundations Product Design Manager is the DRI who must be engaged for approval. The DRI will consider the proposal in the context of existing and ongoing user research, impact to the UX of our overall navigation strategy, and business need. They will engage UX and Product Management leadership for feedback, as needed.