I'm tremendously excited to have Mark, Leisa and team join forces with the community and continue the user experience momemtum. Given their prior work, I truly believe they're the team to help extract us from the minutia, think big, and create an experience that expands Drupal's adoption. Welcome aboard!
As with any good design process, they'll kick this project off at Drupalcon DC by conducting research. So far, they've identified two activities:
1. Blue Sky Design Workshops