Ubuntu Brainstorm Help 2

Sketches for a series of icons to illustrate the main aspects of the Ubuntu Brainstorm site: Post, Vote, Discuss, See, Participate.

Part 1
Nicolas’s selection


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I'm a designer from Germany. My main interests are visual and interaction design, free/open-source software and (electronic) music.

4 Responses to Ubuntu Brainstorm Help 2

  1. Steve Nordquist says:

    Rework with all dog gestures; paw up (or mount?) to post, wag at bitch alpha-left to vote, co-sniffing to discuss, various examinations to view, etc.etc. Bob just looks so generic!

    I mean, when some ragingly Arabic guy wants to hold a table or sale item, and doesn’t want to give a name, Bob or Phillip or Dan is a pretty fun choice placeholder to give him. But samey ectomorphs aren’t what I need lots of.

    Come and think of it, a big wrong grouping of malware syndicate people would make a pretty snarky art desktop. Probably not what one wants as a default for Ubuntu, but if you have to imitate life, imitate life.

  2. porl says:

    i think your ‘participate’ icon of the three people in a circle is brilliant. i’m not sure of the ‘see’ one though, to me it is more someone having trouble seeing, which isn’t the right impression 🙂 i think the eye image suited this concept better. i also don’t know about the ‘vote’ icon, but i can’t think of any better way to do it… maybe an image of a piece of paper with 3 tickboxes and one ticked? might be confused for an options icon though. the post icons all look great 🙂 i think 1 and 4 are the best


  3. porl says:

    forgot to mention: the 2 speech bubbles for discuss look great. i wasn’t a fan of the three bubbles in the last post.


  4. thorwil says:

    Thank you, porl!

    Yeah, Bob has been shot down. The gears win due to a lack of competition 😉

    Glad you like all post sketches. So does Nicolas, but he prefers the second.