Jan 27, 2009

Response To The Proposed Canonical Notification System

Celeste Lyn Paul (leader for the KDE Usability Project) has written a very interesting response to the proposed Canonical Notification System. You can download the .PDF file here or visit her blog to read the full article.

Here is a short selection from the article:
...This design will have an impact beyond Ubuntu. Canonical has expressed interest in upstreams adopting their proposal ideas, particularly GNOME which is the Ubuntu default desktop environment. It also is expected that the CNS will also be implemented and integrated in to Kubuntu, a KDE-based Ubuntu derivative.

To date, there has been no usability testing or validation of the proposed CNS. The following is a summary of a literature review I conducted to help evaluate the proposal and its impact on Kubuntu and KDE.

Source: http://weblog.obso1337.org/

1 comment:

  1. Half a year ago, I asked on the status of the KDE 4 HIG.

    With KDE 4.2, the "user-ready edition" being in full hype mode, their HIG is still unfinished: http://wiki.openusability.org/guidelines/index.php/Main_Page

    So, the above posts weights appropriately for me...