Following the recent debates on Blender's user interface, we now have an official user interface team! Brecht Van Lommel and Jonathan Williamson are in the lead.
We are reestablishing a UI team to work on improving the Blender user experience. Note that at the moment we do not have any developers with a lot of time dedicated to working on the UI. So we will start with small, easy to implement topics, or help developers that are already working on functionality to get their designs improved and approved, and try to grow from there.
So we will start with small, easy to implement topics [...] and try to grow from there.
Brecht Van Lommel and Jonathan Williamson will be leading the project, managing things and making final decisions if no agreement can be found. To keep it all feasible and to avoid people sinking time into discussions that do not lead to actual implementation in Blender, we will follow a strict process, see here for the details.
If you want to join the team as a UI designer: get involved in the existing design tasks, write proposals on the wiki, or talk to other UI team members on IRC.
If you want to join the team a developer, you can volunteer to implement design tasks, pick up ideas from the wiki proposals, or come up with own ideas. If you have patches waiting in the tracker that were blocked by the lack of UI decision making, you can notify us and we'll try to get the design and code reviewed. But note that it's probably going to be quite busy for us starting up the project, so it may take a while to get to your patch.