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11 posts from March 2013

App patterns applied: weather key journeys

By Canonical, 26 March 2013

These last few weeks we have looked at the concepts behind our ritual apps, and explored key journeys for each. Now it is the turn of the weather app! Sitting down with visual design (visual designs coming soon, watch this space!), we…

Good Ubuntu books?

By Inayaili de León Persson, 25 March 2013

A few weeks ago we received a copy of the “No Starch Press” book “Ubuntu Made Easy”, by Rickford Grant with Phil Bull. The book’s main goal – which we fully approve of! – is to introduce Ubuntu to…

Three main types of user behaviour found in ubuntu.com testing

By Canonical, 23 March 2013

Understanding user behaviour through user research is an integral part of our design process. In the last ubuntu.com website testing, some insights surfaced about user behaviour, which could help to shape a great user experience for our…

App patterns applied: clock key journeys

By Canonical, 22 March 2013

Moving forward with the design of the core apps, we’ve been working on the interaction details of the clock for a while now, building on these concepts introduced a few weeks ago. As with the calendar and calculator, we have outlined…

Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration

By Canonical, 21 March 2013

CSIP defines a new reference architecture for standard operating systems in China CSIP, Canonical and NUDT from the CCN Open Source Innovation Joint Lab to further that standard CCN Joint Lab will produce Ubuntu Kylin, with first release…

13.04 wallpapers submitted

By Canonical, 19 March 2013

  The community team for wallpaper selection got together last week #1304wallpaper on Freenode and between us we’ve determined that we’d like to submit the following images as our delightful wallpaper selection for 13.04.…

App patterns explained : navigation

By Canonical, 13 March 2013

When we design an app, we consider the different types of information we are communicating and their relationships to one another. This helps us establish what content is of equal importance, what we want to be able to do with it, what is…

13.04 Shortlist in progress

By Canonical, 12 March 2013

13.04 Shortlist in progress, a gallery on Flickr. A quick update, the previous contributors and I are putting together the finishing touches to what we hope will be a great selection. You can see our working over on a Google spreadsheet…

Canonical and Dell expand joint PowerEdge Server engineering and support

By David Duffey, 11 March 2013

Today we announced a collaborative support and engineering agreement with Dell. As part of this agreement Canonical will add Dell 11G & 12G PowerEdge models to the Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS Certification List and Dell will add Ubuntu…

Canonical announces certification and support for the latest Dell PowerEdge servers

By Canonical, 11 March 2013

Canonical today announced that it has signed a collaborative engineering agreement with Dell to support Ubuntu 12.04 LTS across the full range of Dell’s latest 12th generation PowerEdge Servers for Ubuntu Advantage customers. Over 45 Dell…

App patterns applied: calculator key journeys

By Canonical, 7 March 2013

A few weeks ago we introduced key screens for our core utility app designs, and we’ve been sketching key journeys ever since to unpack these concepts further. We use key screens to communicate the overall, high level concept of an app,…