Shuttle is administration panel design that is taking WordPress to higher level. Design of the admin panel is ready now and you can see it on screenshots. Developers are working to implement the new admin panel design into official WordPress release and as soon they will be finished we will able to enjoy it.
The idea of redesigning the WordPress administration panel began believe it or not in December 2004. For over a year and a half myself, Michael Heilemann, Joen Asmussen, Chris J Davis, Joshua Sigar (later joined by Bryan Veloso) exchanged countless emails and mockups and links and ideas regarding what we thought the WordPress administration panel should be. The project was called the Shuttle Project. I now have the pleasure of presenting what we came up with and explaining the future of the project.
The Shuttle was officially launched in 14th May and raised big debate between WordPress, design and Web 2.0 specialists.