Although desktops have remained traditionally the same over time, the advent of mobile devices has made us rethink the way that people interact with personal computers. KDE needs to lead this conversation and approach design from a forward and functional perspective. In essence, creativity and innovation must be the hallmark of KDE.
What it will take
This means stronger collaborations or filters when approving the addition of new applications to the desktop. Granted, we must strengthen our HIGs and include designers in the approval process. The aim would be to help app devs align with KDE’s visual identity.
Stronger ties to from concept to production, devs with designers must be developed. Designers must go to developers when designing and developers must go to designers when starting development. There is no intention to have one lead or check the other, but KDE must make it a priority to have strong collaboration and willingness to create applications hand in hand.
How we know we succeeded
We will receive praise and recognition from the community and everyday users about the changes we have made.
I am willing to put work into this
- Andy Betts
I am interested
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