< User:AndrewRevision as of 07:34, 25 September 2014 by Andrew (talk | contribs) (→Behaviour)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) KDE User Interface Guidelines The KDE Human interface guidelines (HIG) offer application designers and developers a set of recommendations. Their aim is to improve the experience for users by making application interfaces more consistent and hence more intuitive and learnable. Getting Started Design Vision and Principles - The overall vision and principles that guide the design and development of user interfaces for KDE software. Concept - Covers creating a project vision, determining the users, and the scenarios of use. Organization - Provides guidance on how the application’s content and functionality are ordered and categorized. Behaviour This section contains guidelines for application behaviour. Viewing and Navigation - Encompasses guidance on controls and patterns to use for viewing, navigating and performing actions on application content. Editing and Manipulation - Includes guidance on controls and patterns to use for selection, unconstrained input and constrained input. User Assistance - Includes guidance on tooltips, notifications, messages and help. Presentation Presentation deals with visual design of the user interface. Layout - Guidance regarding the placement and ordering of onscreen elements. Includes guidance on layout patterns, alignment, size and spacing. Style - Style is concerned with emotion, tone, and visual vocabulary. Includes guidance on the use of colour, the design of icons and the typography. Text - Guidance for the written, language-based elements of the interface. Includes guidance on wording, capitalization and localization. Tools and Resources The following tools and resources are offered to help with following these guidelines. Mockup Toolkit - Includes UI controls stencils, color swatches and fonts to help create the visual design your application. Visual Design Group forum - Ask for help and share your design ideas. Retrieved from "https://userbase.kde.org/index.php?title=User:Andrew/HIG&oldid=338140" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.