GNOME Design Team

The GNOME UX Design Team is a group of individuals work on the design of the GNOME user experience and developer experiences. The primary areas of work are core OS design, core application design, and the visual theme and icons. Resources for each of these areas can be found below.

Getting Design Help and Advice

There are a number of ways that developers and maintainers can make contact with the design team:

  • Bugs can be tagged with the ui-review keyword
  • Contact the team on #gnome-design on

Providing Feedback and Design Ideas

  • Design issues with GNOME software should be reported in GNOME Bugzilla.

  • More general feedback can be provided via specific module mailing lists.
  • If you want to discuss a particular design issue, you can contact the design team on the #gnome-design IRC channel.
  • If you have design ideas of your own, you can post them on the playground page.

How to contribute

We are always looking for new design contributors, so please get in touch if you want to help


Design Pages

  • OS - core operating system design documentation

  • Apps - application design documentation

  • System Settings - system settings design documentation

  • Whiteboards - for working notes and brain storming

  • Playground - an open space for design ideas and experimentation




Guidelines and Resources

One of the best ways to follow GNOME design is to subscribe to the relevant wiki pages. You can do this by adding the following to your GNOME Wiki notification settings:


Team Members

Membership of the design team is informal, and there is no application process. Many GNOME contributors, including developers, are involved in design work. Key members of the design team include:

Design (last edited 2016-08-11 07:37:23 by JeffFortin)