This was a visual brainstorm, the channel for everybody to contribute to the GIMP UI redesign process. It was moderated by the GIMP UI redesign team, consisting of professional interaction and usability specialists. We did not post mock-ups here ourselves, we ‘listen’ to what you show us and broaden our horizons.
what happens with the ideas?
Analogue to brainstorming in the flesh, all contributions were evaluated afterwards, by the UI team, in team reviews. We analysed the issues the contributions address and got triggered by the new ideas we found.
To keep things easygoing + fun around here, there are some rules:
Please do not send ideas for new features, only ideas for improving the user interaction of GIMP.
Explain your idea in an image or two. Only these images will be published, so make sure any needed explanation is inside them. Images must be in jpg, gif, bmp or png format, maximum 8MB each. Animated gif does not work, sorry.
Your images should show your idea in a clear way, but they don’t have to be glossy and polished. Plain vector drawings or even scanned pencil sketches should also work.
Send your image to us, put the word ‘GIMP’ in the title of your email (to avoid spam, emails without ‘GIMP’ in the title or without an image attachment will not be opened).
We will not publish your name or email address, if you want to be identified with—or even contacted about—your contribution, place your name or email address discretely in your image.
All further text you place in your image can only be used to explain your own idea. Keep it short, point out what is innovative. If you feel you need a lot of text to explain, then maybe your idea is not working on an user interaction level.
Do not write in your image about other people, other people’s ideas or why GIMP sucks, because…
…polemic kills brainstorming, hence there are not going to be discussions or comments in this blog. If you want to vent, use the usual channels. If you have got a better idea, simply show it to us.
If you want to respond to a contribution, by all means, take the image, modify it with your own ideas and send it back to the brainstorm. Be careful to attribute the contributor(s) who worked before on that image, ‘the GIMP UI brainstorm’ being the default for all those who contributed anonymously. Visual dialogue: it is allowed and encouraged by the CC licence on this blog.
We are pretty liberal Europeans, but anything obnoxious will ensure that your image does not get published here. We will not modify your image in any way, so either it is fit to be blogged or it will be discarded.
Our team will label your contribution and for truly cool individual contributions we write a few words of appreciation. All contributions are evaluated during our team reviews.
Your images have to be compatible with the license of this blog. Be careful not to put copyrighted material in them. Speaking of…