These mockups from the GNOME design team showcase an vastly improved notification area and calendar for the GNOME Shell desktop.
GNOME designer Allan Day has uploaded a new proposal for the handling of system and application notifications in GNOME 3. His 'Notifications Redux' design proposes moving notifications to the lower-left hand side of the screen. Most of GNOME's current notification features are maintained, including urgency, actions, and hiding.
GNOME designer Allan Day has updated GNOME 3's Nautilus mock-ups with a refined new look. The changes see Nautilus follow GNOME 3's new application design patterns.