Denis Kortunov has written a nice review of the ten most common mistakes in icon design.
I did recognize on or the other mistake in mail daily work, but I have never thought of this in detail.
It is getting clearer from day to day, that modern Systems really have to get Usability and Design Experts on board to be ready for the future.
I think the KDE crowds did an amazing job.
Their Oxygen theme has been accepted, not only be KDE enthusiasts, but also by Linux Geeks and “Normal People”.
Just visit their website a take a look at the live demo.