I chose to review my 2011 years now. Although I have played minor role with Design Team, I realized my impact with them was important especially with the porting of Gimp 2.7.x in rpm format because the stable version does not cut it anymore.
I keep a close eye to anaconda redesign learning about planning, meeting and some terminology for user interface face though not the first time since my participation to One Laptop Per Child project.
The lack of blog is due to my focus on my own design business which was very challenging because it was an uncharted territory for me. The beginning was frustration with, for example, the selection of content management system (I ended up with CMS Made Simple) bringing demotivations sometime. I am currently working on a magazine project with a partner only using FOSS tools like Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus. I saw the post about Interaction Designer but chose not to apply due to my priority as part-time self employee. However, I will still contribute to the project which needs more spices in term of elegance.
Gnome 3 usability was straightforward despite the heavy debate that occurred within FOSS community. Granted it needs improvement, the shell appears to be the right path. Another window manager that is missing for Fedora is Enlightenment due to its failure to build for multiple releases. I attempted to rebuild with the newer release but multiple dependencies added much burden so hopefully another packager (maybe from E project themselves) will take care of it.