Project Elegance/Notification Study



Notifications are an important feature that help users maintain awareness of multiple systems, but also the root of a major annoyance on the desktop. The proposed Elegance project describes a small user study to help collect data and understand what types of notifications are better than others.

Creation Date 28-September-2010
Status Proposal
Maintainers Celeste Lyn Paul (seele) - Design

Matthew Rogers (mattr) - Development


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  • What is the problem this project tries to solve?
  • What is the scope of this project (how big or small is the effect?)
  • Who are the primary users and how will they benefit?
  • How is this solution better than other solutions (what we have now and how other projects solve the problem)
  • How will it effect other parts of KDE?

Related Work

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Project repository: [[1]]

Affected Modules*

Which parts of KDE's software are affected? Which should definitely be part of the implementation process? Provide a short description here and then list out the primary and secondary modules in detail. This may be related to scope: if so, be sure to explain.

Primary Modules

Name of module Description of changes
KHotNewStuff Default icon changed from favicon to khns

Secondary Modules

Name of module Description of changes
KHangMan Icon on Get New Puzzles button should be updated to use khns icon

Project Timeline*


Milestone name Milestone description Assigned to Status
Notification Study Software Create survey UI for the notification survey mattr In Progress


Milestone name Milestone description Assigned to Status

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