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September’s reading list

by Inayaili de León Persson on 3 October 2016

Here are the best links shared by the design team during the month of September: Empty States It’s ok to say what’s ok Sully – 208 Seconds Experience Google...

Phone and tablet

August’s reading list

by Inayaili de León Persson on 1 September 2016

August has been a quiet month, as many of team have taken some time off to enjoy the unusually lovely London summer weather, but we have a few great links to...

Ubuntu

What is the best way to display online status? We tested it

by Rae Shambrook on 17 August 2016

Recently I have been working on the visual design for RCS (which stands for rich communications service) group chat. While working on the “Group Info” screen,...

Ubuntu

Convergent terminal

by Canonical on 15 August 2016

We have been looking at ways of making the Terminal app more pleasing, in terms of the user experience, as well as the visuals. I would like to share the work...

Ubuntu

Competition winner – Timer App

by Canonical on 9 August 2016

Back in June we hosted a competition that asked developers to use the AdaptivePageLayout component from the UI toolkit to create an app that converges across...

Ubuntu

Web team hack day

by Anthony Dillon on 8 August 2016

Last week the developers in the web team swapped the office for the lobby of the hotel across the street. The day was geared up to allow us to leave our daily...

Ubuntu

Refreshed scrollbars!

by Andrea Bernabei on 8 August 2016

You may have noticed that the scrollbars available on Ubuntu Touch and the Unity8 environment have recently received a huge overhaul in both visual appearance...

Ubuntu

App Design Guides phase 2 release: Patterns

by Canonical on 4 August 2016

Last week we released phase 1 of the new App Design Guides, which included Get started and Building blocks. Now we have just released phase 2: Patterns. This...

Desktop

The App Design Guides go live (bit by bit)

by Stephanie on 2 August 2016

The App Design Guides have a new design and content refresh to better communicate the new convergent UI toolkit, and visualise best practice for designers and...

Ubuntu

July’s reading list

by Inayaili de León Persson on 1 August 2016

Here are the best links shared by the design team during the month of July: 9 tips to help you rock your first (or next) conference presentation Notes from...

Phone and tablet

Developing for Vanilla v1

by Barry McGee on 29 July 2016

As Inayaili recently blogged, we are now working towards a goal of releasing Version one (v1) of Vanilla for early September. Maturity Vanilla was created...

Ubuntu

New starter Raul (UX designer) – “I want to challenge myself to do the most difficult things”

by Canonical on 26 July 2016

Meet the newest member of the design team, UX designer Raul Alvarez, who will be working on the Ubuntu convergence story. Raul will be bringing new ideas to...