Category GUI Design

Pocket, Formerly Read It Later, Gets ICS Redesign Love

We’re starting to see more beautifully designed apps based on Android 4.0’s (Ice Cream Sandwich) new design language and interface “Holo”. Now here’s another one.

Digital Kitsch Lies To The User & Presumes They’re Stupid

Legendary typographer/typophile and design Erik Spiekermann describes his woes with Apple’s recent trend—particularly with Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion—towards skeuomorphic UI and digital kitsch. And he’s right. He’s absolutely right.

Boid & doubleTwist Alarm: Beauty On Android ICS

Since Google unveiled Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and later announced the new Android ICS Style Guide, we’ve started to see a few apps trickle into Google Play taking advantage of the new design-focussed platform and style.

Canonical Unveils “The Spread” UI in Ubuntu

Solving task-switching in Ubuntu

Canonical have been busy at work, it seems…

The Ubuntu Unity Dash – Some Modifications

My modifications of the Ubuntu Unity Dash interface

Followers and fans of the Ubuntu Operating System will be fully aware of the imminent release of the next version of the distro, codenamed “Natty Narwhal”, version 11.04.

The Bongos Social Desktop Redesign

The next step in the evolution of the Bongos Social Desktop GUI design

After the initial Bongos Social Desktop GUI Design Mockup, the Core Development team and myself sat down to discuss the feedback and critique

Simple Grey Linux GTK GUI

GUI Design for Linux, slightly Aqua-ish, using neutral greys and bright blue, glossy highlights

This GUI Design I produced is a lot less radical than my SHI10 Linux Interface Suite, but still uses some of the more advance features capable in the GTK Murrine Engine.

Workflow and Upload: two new button concepts for Lucid

I present to you, the humble reader, two button concepts that I’ve designed to fill up that newly created titlebar space in Ubuntu Lucid: the Workflow button and the Upload button.

SHI10 GTK Linux Interface Suite

SHI10 Linux GTK Interface

Introducing the SHI10 GTK Linux Interface Suite, designed to be flexible enough to be used in a wide variety of desktop setups, from OS-X setups, to a Windows 7 feel, to a more traditional GNOME look or even just simple minimalism.

Deconstructing Nautilus and rebuilding it better

If you’re an avid user of the GNOME Desktop Environment, you may well be aware of one of the hot topics currently doing the rounds on the internet, and that is: The User Interface Of The Nautilus File Manager And Why Is It So Awful? Here is my solution.