Yes, that is of course true. For now, it is just a test to see how it will look and I think this is something to get used to. Easier is to have the white layer because this is how the Dock works at the moment. But either way, it is important for me to shrink the app icons to a normal level, to give the dots more space, and to maybe shrink the Dock a little. We’re not heading for tablets and phones^^
Also a good point, they are quite the same than in a lot of other systems - the main reason for me was because we have the round orange dot as a repeating and recognizable element.
I will have a long look at this design, I guess we can use it as input. Some elements are already formed like in our design and like in this design we maybe should think about having more colors than just orange
The actual design propose is very dark in some situations (maximized window) so the next days I will try to make it more suitable for the general public. For now, I like the overall direction, it seems we do need to get brighter and a little more conservative to be eye-friendly and good readable without looking to nerdish or gloomy. So we don’t have to work on two designs for now.
In the end, Ubuntu is for all people