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From Andre Fischer <>
Subject Re: [UX][DESIGN EXPLORATION] - flat application icons
Date Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:25:20 GMT
On 08.07.2013 09:30, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
> On 7/8/13 3:42 AM, Kevin Grignon wrote:
>> I think we should explore the icons with and without the gulls.
>> Let's see what the feasible options look like before we drive towards a single solution.

I agree.  This is something that should not be rushed.

> in general I would agree but I see already a tendency to icons with
> gulls, one or two. We should focus on this.
> And if we want to introduce these icons in 4.0 we don't have time at all
> for weeks of further exploration. The deadline was already July 1th.

Then I would like to propose to move the integration of the new icons to 
4.1.  That gives us enough time to select the best icon proposal, make 
the necessary changes, and integrate them into AOO. All this takes time 
and should not be done under time pressure

I personally like Kevin's icons a bit better.  Cleaner and simpler. But 
Samer's icons are also nice.  Maybe we can get a mix of both?

Some observations:

Kevin's icon for Calc (the green one) and Samer's icon for master 
documents (or templates?, the blue one on the top left)  look like older 
MS windows icons to me.

Samer's icon for Math: I would prefer an upright (not oblique or 
cursive).  The oblique (cursive) variant looks somehow a little strange 
to me.  See also:


> But if we can agree on new icons until Wednesday and are able to provide
> a svg for each we can try to integrate them in time. But it's of course
> tiny.
> Feedback to the icons
> I like them but would remove the black border or at least convert it to
> a grey one, a more soft one. And in case of templates I would do the
> same and would remove the black line between the colored bar on top and
> the content part below.
> Juergen
>> Kevin
>> On Jul 7, 2013, at 5:09 PM, janI <> wrote:
>>> On 7 July 2013 22:56, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
>>>> Samer Mansour wrote:
>>>>> I've thrown my icon set up again if you are interested in using it or
>>>>> altering it, let me know.
>>>>> AOO4+-+Desktop+Icons<>
>>>> They are quite nice, and they fit well with the flat orb.
>>>> I would keep the gull(s) since this is a distinctive feature of
>>>> OpenOffice. I'm not sure about the black outline in the last row icons
>>>> (those suggested for templates), it seems a bit cluttered.
>>> The gulls should be like the orb, and not reduced to a single gull.  That
>>> way the gulls becomes the theme that follow our product throughout.
>>> I like the icons as such.
>>> rgds
>>> jan I.
>>>> Regards,
>>>>   Andrea.
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