[ubuntu-art] Colour

jmak jozmak at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 16:08:11 BST 2007

On 4/14/07, Donn <donn.ingle at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I still have
> > to meet with the one who wants to keep it.
> Just to say, I love the browns and I wish Kubuntu would adopt them too. C'mon,
> Ubuntu is African and Africa is all about tones of brown and the veld.

There is a confusion here. No one is suggesting that the brown is
ugly. But the target users for ubuntu are not the Africans where this
color enjoys privileged symbolic meaning. Rather Ubuntu aims at the
global audience (dominated by western influences) that operates along
different cultural lines. And this is the audience that needs to be
satisfied. In other words, the choice of a successful color scheme
shouldn't be based on personal preferences but rather on the
expectations of the global users. Don't forget that color is not only
a matter of aesthetics but it is a usability issue as well. There are
plenty of info on the net about the effects of color on human
psychology. Research the subject to see what I mean.


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