The Ubuntu QA community have put together an awesome new resource for Ubuntu users and developers – Ubuntu Brainstorm. This allows you to suggest ideas for improvements, and to vote on the ideas others have suggested.
We have of course been inspired by the IdeaStorm site from our good friends at Dell but modified the concept to fit our needs.
The development team can now take the pulse on the most pressing user issues and propose the ideas as topics at the Ubuntu Development Summits and ultimately as specifications. Ubuntu development is in turn driven by detailed specifications written up in the wiki and tracked as blueprints in Launchpad.
An idea on brainstorm can easily be linked to a Launchpad blueprint as well as to a bug or a forum discussion thread. In this way we expect to bridge the locations where ideas are often submitted now, as forum posts or bug reports, with the blueprint format they should be expressed in to be implemented.