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 for mobile, desktop, convergent applications and workspace widgets. Their aim is to improve the experience for users by making application and widget interfaces more consistent and hence more intuitive and learnable.

Different DPIs on desktop and mobile

‘’Simple by default, powerful when needed.’‘

KDE encourages developing and designing for customization, while providing good default settings. Integrating into other desktop environments is also a virtue, but ultimately we aim for perfection within our own Plasma desktop environment with the default themes and settings. This aim should not be compromised.