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= KDE Human Interface Guidelines =
The KDE Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) offer application designers and developers a set of recommendations for designing and developing user interfaces. Their aim is to improve the experience for users by making application interfaces more consistent and hence more intuitive and learnable.
== Getting Started ==
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Presentation/DesignVisionPrinciples|Design Vision and Principles]] - The overall vision and principles that guide the design and development of user interfaces for KDE software.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Concept|Concept]] -  Creating a project vision, determining the users, and the scenarios of use.
*  [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Organization|Organization]] - Guidelines on how an application’s content and functionality are ordered and categorized.
== Behaviour ==
This section contains guidelines for application behaviour.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/ViewingAndNavigation|Viewing and Navigation]] - Guidelines on controls and patterns to use for viewing, navigating and performing actions on application content.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/EditingAndManipulation|Editing and Manipulation]] - Guidelines on controls and patterns to use for selection and input.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/UserAssistance|User Assistance]] - Guidelines on tooltips, notifications, messages and help.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Patterns|Patterns]] - Guidelines on how to use controls in different combinations to accomplish specific behaviors.
== Presentation ==
Presentation deals with the visual design of the user interface.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Layout|Layout]] - Guidelines regarding the placement and ordering of onscreen elements. Includes guidance on layout patterns, alignment, size and spacing.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Style|Style]] - Guidelines on the use of colour, icon design and the typography to communicate with a consistent visual vocabulary.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Text|Text]] - Guidelines for the written, language-based elements of the interface. Includes guidelines on wording, capitalization and localization.
== Tools and Resources ==
The following tools and resources are offered to help with following these guidelines.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/ControlsList|Controls List]] - A complete listing of all user interface controls and their guidelines in alphabetical order.
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/MockupToolkit|Mockup Toolkit]] - Includes UI controls stencils, color swatches and fonts to help create the visual design your application.
* [[/About|About the HIG]] - Learn more about the philosophy behind the KDE HIG.
* [http://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=285 Visual Design Group forum] - Ask for help and share your design ideas.
== Quick index for the new mobile-oriented HIG (work in progress) ==
=== Drawers & FAB ===
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/GlobalDrawer | Global Drawer]]
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/ContextDrawer | Context Drawer]]
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/FloatingActionButton | Floating Action Button]]
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/QuickContentActions | Quick actions on contents]]
=== Navigation ===
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/ViewsByColumns | Views-by-columns approach]]
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/ContentsFilter | Contents filter]]
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Views-by-tabs | Simpler views by tabs]]
=== Editing ===
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/RearrangeListItems | Rearrange list's items]]
=== App settings ===
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/VBCtoSettings | Views-by-columns approach applied to settings]]
=== Cross-apps interactions ===
* [[Projects/Usability/HIG/SharingContents | Sharing contents to an other app]]
=== Complete app examples ===
* App store (to be applied to Muon Mobile)
* E-mail client
* Media player

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