Ideas for GNOME 3.0
(click on each image to see them larger)
Here's my idea for a new user interface. At the top of the screen are three sets of categories. From right to left, they are: Programs, Settings, System. Clicking on a category will open a group of applications, which can be clicked on to start. Once clicked on, the application icon moves to the bottom-right of the screen (the taskbar). notice the little calendar and calculator icons on the third screenshot. These are running programs. Clicking on an icon in the taskbar will open its window. The icons can be rearranged by dragging. In the bottom-left is a "launch box", where you can type in the name of a program, and it will open. This reduces time spent searching through menus.