Difference between revisions of "KDE Visual Design Group"

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== Read first ==
 
== Read first ==
  
Active participation in design discussions takes place on the [https://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=285 KDE forums].  You can also reach the VDG on IRC at [irc://chat.freenode.net/kde-vdg #kde-vdg]
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=== What is the Visual Design Group? ===
  
If you're planning to design a user interface for a QWidgets-based, desktop-only application, first consult the [[/HIG | Classic KDE Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)]]. If you are planning an application which runs on both desktop and mobile, consult the [[/KirigamiHIG | Kirigami Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)]].
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The Visual Design Group is a group where designers meet, talk openly about the Plasma desktop used in many Linux computers across the world. Our group aims to bring the best designers together, find rising talent and combine them with the old guard. To help refine visuals and interface in cooperation with developers, interface designers and the KDE Marketing team – using open cooperation and collaboration as guidelines.
  
For creating mockups that match the design of the Breeze widget theme, we have created a [[/HIG/MockupToolkit | Mockup Toolkit]].
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Active participation in design discussions takes place on our [https://t.me/VDGmainroom Telegram channel] and [https://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=285 KDE forums].  You can also reach the VDG on IRC at [irc://chat.freenode.net/kde-vdg #kde-vdg]
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We follow various guidelines in order to help many developers and application designers to help them in their creation journey. If you are looking to create an application for Plasma, please look for these guidelines to aid your design efforts. In this manner, we keep Plasma looking consistent and vibrant. If you're planning to design a user interface for a QWidgets-based, desktop-only application, first consult the [[/HIG | Classic KDE Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)]]. For applications that run on desktop and mobile, consult the [[/KirigamiHIG | Kirigami Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)]].
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If you want to share your ideas visually, please use our Breeze widget theme. This is a collection of SVG elements to put together your interface visually using Inkscape or any other SVG editor. We have created a [[/HIG/MockupToolkit | Mockup Toolkit]].
  
 
The primary purpose of this wiki is to capture the results of those design discussions in a permanent place for future reference.
 
The primary purpose of this wiki is to capture the results of those design discussions in a permanent place for future reference.
  
==Projects==
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==Projects We Are Involved In==
 
* [[/Plasma_Logo_Contest | Plasma Logo Contest]]
 
* [[/Plasma_Logo_Contest | Plasma Logo Contest]]
 
* [[/Icon_HIG_cleaning|Icon HIG clean-up project]]  
 
* [[/Icon_HIG_cleaning|Icon HIG clean-up project]]  
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* [[/Unified_Login|Unified Login]] - Work on login from Grub to Ksplash
 
* [[/Unified_Login|Unified Login]] - Work on login from Grub to Ksplash
 
* [[/Gestures | Gestures]] - Design for touch-gesture input in Plasma
 
* [[/Gestures | Gestures]] - Design for touch-gesture input in Plasma
 
  
  
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* [[/Archive | Archive of outdated documents that may still be useful for reference]]
 
* [[/Archive | Archive of outdated documents that may still be useful for reference]]
  
==Meetings==
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==Meeting Notes==
 
* [[/2015-02-22_Meeting_Minutes|2015-02-22 Meeting Minutes]]
 
* [[/2015-02-22_Meeting_Minutes|2015-02-22 Meeting Minutes]]
 
* [https://share.kde.org/index.php/apps/documents#2171 2015-03-15 Meeting Minutes]
 
* [https://share.kde.org/index.php/apps/documents#2171 2015-03-15 Meeting Minutes]

Revision as of 23:47, 29 July 2017

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This is the community wiki for the KDE VDG.

Read first

What is the Visual Design Group?

The Visual Design Group is a group where designers meet, talk openly about the Plasma desktop used in many Linux computers across the world. Our group aims to bring the best designers together, find rising talent and combine them with the old guard. To help refine visuals and interface in cooperation with developers, interface designers and the KDE Marketing team – using open cooperation and collaboration as guidelines.

Active participation in design discussions takes place on our Telegram channel and KDE forums. You can also reach the VDG on IRC at #kde-vdg

We follow various guidelines in order to help many developers and application designers to help them in their creation journey. If you are looking to create an application for Plasma, please look for these guidelines to aid your design efforts. In this manner, we keep Plasma looking consistent and vibrant. If you're planning to design a user interface for a QWidgets-based, desktop-only application, first consult the Classic KDE Human Interface Guidelines (HIG). For applications that run on desktop and mobile, consult the Kirigami Human Interface Guidelines (HIG).

If you want to share your ideas visually, please use our Breeze widget theme. This is a collection of SVG elements to put together your interface visually using Inkscape or any other SVG editor. We have created a Mockup Toolkit.

The primary purpose of this wiki is to capture the results of those design discussions in a permanent place for future reference.

Projects We Are Involved In


Old Things

Meeting Notes


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