The theme teams are doing a good job now on a few community themes. But for Jaunty and following cycles, the Ubuntu artwork community could do a better job.
My allies and I would like to push things towards a solid design process.
One that starts with the question what it actually is what we want to achieve, what our message is and who we are addressing. Goals we can agree on and that will lead us through the design, helping us to collaborate in a larger team in a meaningful way.
A process that will lead us out of the shadows of purely personal opinion and hidden assumptions towards the light of reason.
A process where we will not jump unto the first idea, but develop and test several designs for each little part. Where we will not restart on the next cycle, but build upon the existing. Continuous refinement.
One that will offer anyone a chance to learn about design in a deeper way and that will show onlookers that we are damn serious while we enjoy
Discussion is under way on the ubuntu-art mailing list. Questions and feedback are of course also welcome here🙂