Microsoft is in the process of renewing the design of Windows 10. Today, the giant of Redmond presented a selection of icons for its most used software. Their bright colors will brighten up your office.
Microsoft took his time to tweak these icons, but in order to unify its Fluent Design graphic charter on all media, the publisher has finally released them available for Windows 10.
Microsoft renews the icons of its applications on Windows 10
Windows 10 is getting a facelift today thanks to new icons that were announced in December. These flat and colorful icons are available today to Fast Ring testers, Microsoft’s beta test program. Other users will have to wait a little longer. The giant of Redmond changed the icons of its flagship programs. The Office suite is obviously concerned, as well as Skype, Edge, which Microsoft seeks to promote, the calculator which becomes graphical, Mail, etc. Some system icons will also be updated, such as those in folders.
These icons reflect the essence of earlier versions, but radically change the graphic orientation of the company. No more 3D effect from the 2000s. No more monochrome from the 2010s. Microsoft’s trend for 2020 will towards color and simplicity. Most of these icons have less than 5 colors and very discreet gradients. They are easily identifiable and, according to Microsoft, make using Windows more intuitive.
In addition to Windows 10, these same icons will their arrival on Android and iOS mobile. Microsoft indeed seeks to keep a unit, whatever the support. It’s also a great way for the business to push Fluent Design to other publishers software and applications. It is the graphic interface model created by the brand and which is based on a grid system like Metro. Redmond graphic designers developed it after years of research to study user behavior on a daily basis and sought to respond with a more efficient interface. For those who don’t want to wait, here’s how to change Windows 10 icons by yourself.
Source: The Verge