Tag Archives: design

New Pony

For a long time I was of the opinion that the problem with file management was the management. And the problem with file systems was the system. If only we could design a better management system we’d be all set. … Continue reading

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Shell Yes!

Back home after a typically exceptional week at GUADEC.  It is always really inspiring to be surrounded by so many people who are passionate about GNOME.  This year was particularly special for me because we are really starting to see … Continue reading

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The Grip, the Trip, and the Slip

If you’ve been following the GNOME Shell design documents you may have noticed that it had these FIXMEs and sets of random notes where there should be designs for what we’ve been calling the finding and reminding problem.  Now that … Continue reading

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Above the clouds

Finally settling back into the groove after an exciting week in London at the GNOME 3 Usability Hackfest.  Despite the title of the event, I’m glad that it turned into a wide-ranging, and multidisciplinary discussion of user experience design for … Continue reading

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Mockturtlesuppe

Things have been rolling along in GNOME Shell land.  We’ve been experimenting and evolving the design as we go. If you were reading this and this carefully you may have noticed links to a design document for the Shell.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Just leave it on the counter

I’d like to expand a bit on one of the Fedora 12 polish items Matthias already blogged about.  Better Tooltips. As most of you know, tooltips are the little window-like pop-ups that (hopefully) provide helpful information about a user interface … Continue reading

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Whatchamacallit

One of the things Jeremy Perry and I have been working on in the GNOME Shell design is a way to make application launching work better.  You can see some of this in the following mockup: As you can see … Continue reading

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Tool KITT

Just because a tool exists that allows you to do something does not mean it is the right thing to do. Sometimes we realize it was not worth doing in the first place. Sometimes we realize there are better ways … Continue reading

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Getting the Message

If you are lucky enough to be with us in tropical Las Palmas and attended Owen’s keynote today you saw a preview of some of the new ideas we’ve been toying with for the GNOME Shell.  One of these concepts, … Continue reading

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The Third Age

(with apologies to Toffler for the title – Third Wave has other connotations these days) In the early days of personal digital computing things were pretty wild.  After all it was the 70′s and California (where much of the [computing] … Continue reading

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