domingo, 20 de março de 2011

Ideas for Ubuntu Unity

The Unity of Ubuntu has improved, we cannot deny, but he can still improveI think some changes are interesting. Below we have a video compilation of some ideas.

Main ideas:
  1. Integrating Unity with the Dock on the top bar of the system.
  2. Larger icons for applications and files.
  3. Set the Docky's bar as always visible and available to auto-hide option.
  4. Refresh the design of Unity with a sleeker design and better icons.
  5. Reduce the number of programs that appear in Unity, because the vast amount of technical items and configuration confuses navigation. These items should go to the system settings.
  6. Applications must appear on separated categories.
  7. There must be a relationship between Unity and Alacarte.
  8. Categories of which there are no applications installed, should not appear, because it confuses navigation.
  9. Suggestions for new applications to be installed should appear only after the user seek and not find the application. The offering for installation without asking is avoided.
  10. The application's section must have Unity applications favorite and most used.
  11. The Unity section application files must have its devices mounted and options, such as "connecting to a server", for example.
  12. In most applications a better design and larger icons would be better.
  13. A simple audio player on the same Unity.

Original layout of the Unity.

Proposal for a new layout for the Unity.

Proposal for a new layout for the Unitythe initial section of the Application and "Find Files". The categories of applications where the user has installed applications should not appear in Unity.
Unity is confused. When "seeking applications", technical options and configuration mix with applications, causing more than 80 items available for the user to choose. All in a non-categorized way.
When viewing the Unity all installed applications, it must appear by category and not all randomly mixed .
The technical options and configuration settings should appear only in the system. And there along with the application when choosing the option to view all applications.

Suggested applications should only appear after a search in which the application is not installed. Installing applications is not a thing to do so often and so randomly, to justify installation sugestions all the timeFor this, we also have the Ubuntu Software Center.

The lens of music, you should see only the categories of musical styles that are present in the user library. The basic controls for manipulating the songs should be present without the need for other programs such as Banshee.

17 comentários:

smoke666 disse...

nice woooork brother :)

Davim disse...

Nice work :)
I also think that unity needs an activity layer like Gnome-shell or like the MacOS X Lion's Mission Control, with dynamic workspaces in replacement to the current plain workspace switch.

Anônimo disse...

Can you make one for Natty?

Anônimo disse...

vc sao genial bro, obrigado
really nice contrybution, how did you do that?

Ryu_Kurisu disse...

What is the icon you used for the mock-ups? I like it very much =D

southern aurora tech disse...

Wow very good ,Great ideas ,much cleaner looking.

Anônimo disse...

why don't they take this unity dash far beyond, and, for example, serve it as the main desktop application, from where you can check your files, without going to nautilus, listen your music, without banshee, and let the user decide to use third party application for specific tasks only. If it is going to be just a launcher then do not add so many menus, and sub-menus, it's not productive.

Léo Rosa disse...

Frederico, qual o tema de icones que usou? Aparentemente todo mundo quer saber! =] abraços

gnu/linux rocks disse...

impressive Mockup !!
i love :-)

b disse...

very nice!

dtigue disse...

This is a great mock-up. I wish someone from Canonical would see this and take some notes. You did a good job. Keep up the suggestions.

Pablo Almeida disse...

Ei, cara, tudo bem?

Vejo que você tem boas ideias :)

Eu tenho uma também, mas não sei mexer com mockups e gostaria de alguém para me ajudar a fazer umas imagens e vídeos como você fez. Eu posso te ajudar a traduzir melhor o seu texto se você quiser também. Se quiser me ajudar ou quiser minha ajuda ou os dois, me mande uma mensagem no meu perfil do Google:


Camilo Álvares disse...

Ei! Ótimas ideias! Também quero saber qual seu tema de ícones! =)

Cenwen disse...

Well done. Great work and vision.
Where do icons come from ? Faenza theme but which one ? I have not the same.

Alessandro disse...

Really beautiful.
I believe that moving to the right the text box and the keys home/applications/bookmarks on the left could improve the usability of the dash so you can quickly choose the position without moving the mouse pointer over the search bar.
What do you think?
(sorry but I used google translate)

Ire disse...

very beautiful!!! congratulations! :)

Paulo Godinho's disse...

Espero que te escutem.
E quanto a esse "layout"? Estás a trabalhar com essa personalização?