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Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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Design leader?
by puelocesar on Sun 9th May 2010 13:09 UTC
puelocesar
Member since:
2008-10-30

I enjoy Ubuntu, and really appreciate everything Shuttleworth did to the Linux on the desktop. But Ubuntu is clearly missing some kind of design leader to do a difficult work of providing a consistent experience across the desktop OS.

Many design decisions ended up with Shuttleworth choices, and IMO he is not very good at it..

Oh, and by Design, Im not talking only about style and colors, as some people think design is. For me a design must think on all of these 7 facets (http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/images/honeycombb...) and more.

Well, my constructive critic: It wouldn't really hurt if Shuttleworth read About Face 3 from Alan Cooper ;)

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RE: Design leader?
by Lennie on Sun 9th May 2010 13:31 in reply to "Design leader?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I always have the feeling they are doing this better at the Fedora-project, probably because they have so many Redhat-employees leading the way in different fields. But I could be wrong, I'm not a user of Fedora. :-)

They do however create new things there, not always a success, but usually interresting non the less.

edit: fixed spelling mistake

Edited 2010-05-09 13:40 UTC

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