AlternateNattyWallpapers

Design Brief: Alternate Natty Wallpapers

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Community:

Ubuntu

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Contact:

Iain Farrell

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Posted:

13 Jan 2011

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Due:

10 Mar 2011

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Prepared by:

JohnBaer

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Packages affected:

ubuntu-artwork

Problem Statement

The Ubuntu community desires to create a high quality Linux Distribution which appeals to a wide variety of user lifestyles and personal preferences. To aide in meeting this objective a selection of alternate wallpapers is shipped by default which is readily available through the "Appearance Preferences" dialog.

Goal(s)

The goal is to solicit graphic designs in the form of illustrations to be used as wallpapers from the community at large targeted to defined roles and market segments.

Assumptions

  • The Unity desktop, classic desktop, and humanity icon themes will be used
  • The collection of classic desktop themes may include themes which are generally described as light and themes which are generally described as dark

Design Considerations

Regardless of the role, the desired result of the successful submission will render feelings which may be described as light and bright.

ArtDesign-ShoutOut.png  Roles    ( from marketing team )

  1. Individuals who are unaware or have limited exposure to Ubuntu
  2. Interested individuals who currently use an alternate solution
  3. New users to Ubuntu
  4. Regular users of Ubuntu
  5. Inspired users of Ubuntu


ArtDesign-CommentBright.png  Desired message to individuals who are unaware or have limited exposure

  • Ubuntu is:
    • Entertaining
    • Simple
    • Carefree
    • Steady
    • Handy
    Metaphors and associations:
    • Concert
    • Lever
    • Park bench
    • Rain drops
    • House key


ArtDesign-CommentBright.png  Desired message to those who currently use an alternate solution

  • Ubuntu is:
    • Interesting
    • Uncluttered
    • Safe
    • Quick
    • Helpful
    Metaphors and associations:
    • Street art
    • Stonehenge
    • Fence
    • Marathon runner
    • Flash light


ArtDesign-CommentBright.png  Desired message to those who are new to Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu is:
    • Fun
    • Easy
    • Secure
    • Fast
    • Supportive
    Metaphors and associations:
    • Night Club
    • 1 + 1
    • Padlock
    • Humming bird
    • Family and friends


ArtDesign-CommentBright.png  Desired message to those who are regular users of Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu is:
    • Exciting
    • Intuitive
    • Unworried
    • Speedy
    • Empowering
    Metaphors and associations:
    • Solar Eclipse
    • Traffic sign
    • Large dog
    • Bow and Arrow
    • New clothes


ArtDesign-CommentBright.png  Desired message to those who are inspired users of Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu is:
    • Thrilling
    • Flexible
    • Protected
    • Robust
    • Inspirational
    Metaphors and associations:
    • Hang gliding
    • Gymnast
    • Queen's guard
    • Racing yachts
    • White Clouds - blue sky

Constraints

  • The wallpaper must meet the following criteria.
    • Targeted to one of the five identified roles
    • Blend with and support the Unity and Ubuntu Classic desktop

    • Blend with windows and icons (as far as they appear on the desktop)
  • The desired dimensions of the successful candidate should be 2560 x 1600 pixels.
    • See Background Guidelines for additional information.

    • Flickr candidates of 1024 x 480 are acceptable formats for the selection process
  • The successful design will be accepted in the Portable Network Graphics ( "png" ) and/or Scalable Vector Graphics ( "svg" ) format.
  • Submissions must adhere to the Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 license.

  • Attribution must be declared if the submission is based on another design.
  • Artists should refrain from using branding assets like "Ubuntu CoF" or text.
  • Photographic images should be submitted to the Flickr Ubuntu Artwork group.

Workflow




JohnBaer/Proposal/AlternateNattyWallpapers (last edited 2011-01-17 18:44:13 by j.baer)