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Web team hack day

By Anthony Dillon on 8 August 2016

Last week the developers in the web team swapped the office for the lobby of the hotel across the street. The day was geared up to allow us to leave our daily tasks in the office and think of ideas that we would like to work on. The…


Refreshed scrollbars!

By Andrea Bernabei on 8 August 2016

You may have noticed that the scrollbars available on Ubuntu Touch and the Unity8 environment have recently received a huge overhaul in both visual appearance and user experience. More specifically, we redesigned the Scrollbar component…


App Design Guides phase 2 release: Patterns

By Canonical on 4 August 2016

Last week we released phase 1 of the new App Design Guides, which included Get started and Building blocks. Now we have just released phase 2: Patterns. This includes handy guidance on gestures, navigation and layout possibilities to…


The App Design Guides go live (bit by bit)

By Stephanie on 2 August 2016

The App Design Guides have a new design and content refresh to better communicate the new convergent UI toolkit, and visualise best practice for designers and developer wishing to build an app or scope on Ubuntu. We will be posting these…


July’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 1 August 2016

Here are the best links shared by the design team during the month of July: 9 tips to help you rock your first (or next) conference presentation Notes from the road The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99 Sega vs Nintendo…

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Developing for Vanilla v1

By Barry McGee on 29 July 2016

As Inayaili recently blogged, we are now working towards a goal of releasing Version one (v1) of Vanilla for early September. Maturity Vanilla was created just over a year ago and in that time has been used to build a wide range of sites…


New starter Raul (UX designer) – “I want to challenge myself to do the most difficult things”

By Canonical on 26 July 2016

Meet the newest member of the design team, UX designer Raul Alvarez, who will be working on the Ubuntu convergence story. Raul will be bringing new ideas to improve our apps to allow for a seamless experience across all devices. We caught…


See what our interns got up to and what they thought of our apps

By Femma on 22 July 2016

Last week the design team had two interns undertaking their work experience at the London office. Our first student is studying computer science for her GCSEs and has an interest in Python programming and software engineering. The second…


Introducing the new Juju store

By Elvi on 19 July 2016

Over the past few months, the Juju team has been working on a whole redesign of the Juju store homepage and we’re very happy to announce that it is now live! Juju is an application and service modelling tool that enables you to quickly…


See our designs on Behance and Dribbble

By Canonical on 8 July 2016

You can now follow us on Dribbble and Behance for design inspiration. See things like: the Ubuntu #reinvent digital campaign, Juju embeddable card and Suru app icon designs. Follow us 🙂


Juju Lithuania sprint recap

By Joseph Williams on 4 July 2016

Last month the Juju design team was away in Lithuania, Vilnius on a working sprint. We met up with the distributed development team to help tackle technical and design issues. These sprints take away the barrier of time zones — which…


June’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 1 July 2016

Here are the best links shared by the design team over the last month: SuperHi Summer School Cartographic ethics: Oceania, the truncated continent New Google Fonts The True Size Of … Cartography Comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps…