Canonical has this week unveiled to the world its new unified Ubuntu mobile and desktop icons which have been designed to bring the two operating system closer together.
Canonical has been working hardcover the years to bring both the desktop and mobile version of its operating system closer together and the new unified Ubuntu mobile and desktop icons go a long way towards this goal. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the newly designed Ubuntu icons.
The new Ubuntu icons where unveiled last week during the Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit (vUDS) on Thursday, 21st November, by Matthieu James. Who has been employed by Canonical to oversee and develop the new range of icons for the two operating systems. The OMG! Ubuntu website explains:
“The overarching aim of the designs is to add coherence, personality and ownership to icon designs. Research conducted by Canonical showed that users tend to view certain applications as ‘theirs’, and others as ‘part of the system’. Splintered into degrees, the findings based on this ‘proximity’ logic has informed the approach to design., System tiles and memes use more austere, less-colorful and monochromatic iconography, while media apps, browsers and folders sport more colourful, personable designs.”
The new set of Ubuntu icons is not quite ready for public release as yet, but Matthieu James says that the goal is to “finalise the new icon theme for 14.04′” on mobile, but the new icons might also be made available on the desktop of Unity 7.
Source: OMG! Ubuntu!
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