Discussion

Folder Discussion

Below we have the two folder icons to work from. Please list below it good elements & bad elements from each so that we can go forward to create a better breathe folder icon.

Design Points to hit

  • Color must be orange
  • Use of the dots on the inside is strongly suggested
  • Bottom glow (a totally artistic decision separate from reality) on the front of the folder.

folder-comparison.png

Human

Good:

* Orange!! - Matches the human feel, however it needs to be a bit less saturated for a less cartoony look

* I think the question is which shade of any colour, think of the all the Pantone colours.

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Bad:

* Glossy when it doesn't need to be

* Do we need those dots when it is one of the most commonly used icons? Is that extra detail that we need?

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Oxygen

Good:

* The design shows it is 3D

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Bad:

* Blue - Not human-like

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Folder Concepts

Ken Vermette
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs37/f/2008/246/8/8/Ubuntu_Folder_Concept_mk5_by_Raraken.png
Thorwil
http://thorwil.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/folder_challenge_02.jpg?w=448&h=220

SebastianPorta

http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs36/f/2008/253/c/0/Ubuntu_Folders_Concept_by_spg76.png

mac_v

http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs46/f/2009/186/f/0/Ubuntu_Folders_Concept_by_drvi.png

Generic/empty Concepts

DannyKing

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2900480718_9c2f07dbb8_o_d.png
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6844/dannykingpageprototypeoa3.png

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5465/paper2mq5.png Shadow needs work.
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/534/imagesyw9.png Colour of pixels up for debate

Artwork/BreatheIconSet/Discussion (last edited 2009-07-06 06:05:15 by vish)