< User:AndrewRevision as of 14:02, 28 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 - Creating a project vision, determining the users, and the scenarios of use. Organization - Guidelines on how an application’s content and functionality are ordered and categorized. Behaviour This section contains guidelines for application behaviour. Viewing and Navigation - Guidelines on controls and patterns to use for viewing, navigating and performing actions on application content. Editing and Manipulation - Guidelines on controls and patterns to use for selection and input. User Assistance - Guidelines on tooltips, notifications, messages and help. Patterns - Guidelines on how to use controls in certain combinations to to accomplish specific behaviors. Presentation Presentation deals with the visual design of the user interface. Layout - Guidelines regarding the placement and ordering of onscreen elements. Includes guidance on layout patterns, alignment, size and spacing. Style - Guidelines on the use of colour, icon design and the typography to communicate with a consistent visual vocabulary. Text - Guidelines for the written, language-based elements of the interface. Includes guidelines on wording, capitalization and localization. Tools and Resources The following tools and resources are offered to help with following these guidelines. Controls List - A complete listing of all user interface controls and their guidelines in alphabetical order. 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=338163" This page was last edited on 28 September 2014, at 14:02. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.