GNOME Human Interface Guidelines
The primary role of the HIG is to enable people to design high-quality, integrated and consistent applications for the GNOME platform. It also serves a secondary role in helping new GNOME contributors to learn the project's design goals and approaches.
The HIG can be read online.
Bugs can be filed against the HIG Bugilla component.
- Convey the high-level design goals and strategy for the GNOME 3 UX.
- Communicate essential design guidelines in an efficient manner - needs to be succinct and easy to digest.
- Encourage creative and independent design practice - indicate where design choices and options are available and enable different approaches to be assessed.
- Be flexible and dynamic - the HIG should be a living document, reflecting current design practice and tools.
- Avoid unstructured data - information should be organised into a clear arrangement rather than having long flat lists of points.
Resources and Planning
- Relevant art:
Content in preparation to be added to the HIG, or ideas for additional content.
Display compatibility (material could be incorporated into a few different places)
- Migrating from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3 style.
- Guidelines (including advice on recommended patterns) for common types of applications, including:
- Content applications