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Hi Kévin, all,

Am Donnerstag, 21. Februar 2013, 12:50:37 schrieb Kévin 
Then, about the icon guidelines, As I sayed to Mirek, we 
choose if we use Gnome ones, Elementary ones, Ubuntu Ones 
etc, but let
users choose that by a survey. Because if surveys are 
useless for
ergonomy (user always choosing , for pure design it helps to 
know what
final user find sexy or not.

I would like to have Bjoern thoughts on this, so I CC him.

Well then, here we go :) - and as Heiko correctly pointed out, 
we would be more than happy to support LO by any kind of user-
based decision making.

What we can and should do: User test the quality of each icon 
we use in terms of understandability.

But I am actually skeptical about making DESIGN decisions 
based on surveys. At least I would not do it directly, e.g. by 
showing three kinds of design and asking 'Which do you like 
best?'. I guess indirect methods are superior here. 

For this, we need to define our desired target groups first. 
Only then we can address anything concerning 'taste'. 
Otherwise we will just get a random sample of users in any 
survey (which is ok for questions like understandability of 
icons) - and with each survey we are in danger of getting a 
different subset of users. The result could be that we end up 
with a non-consistent design-language, because in one survey 
the purists 'won' while in another survey the majority likes 
it more 'playful'...

So what we can do, is trying to research who is using LO for 
which reasons, doing which tasks - and then trying to identify 
primary users (personas), for which we then can try to find a 
consistent and appealing design-language.

Can you follow the thoughts? 


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