I am also working with GNOME to improve usability for everyday people. My M.S. capstone was the Usability of Open Source Software, in which I analyzed and discussed the usability of GNOME.
In that spirit of GNOME, and under the theme of "Follow Friday," I would like to point you to these blogs and resources about GNOME design:
- William Jon McCann - GNOME design lead
- Jakub Steiner - GNOME visual design lead
- Allan Day - GNOME design
The GNOME UX Design Team is a group of individuals work on the design of the GNOME user experience and developer experiences. The primary areas of work are core OS design, core application design, and the visual theme and icons.
GNOME Design is a small, friendly group, and we have strong links with designers across Free Software. We are always looking for new contributors, and everyone is welcome to contribute!