Microsoft is modifying several icons of the native Windows 10 apps and also the operating system logo for Windows 10X. For one year had been announced a restructuring regarding the style of the icons of Windows 10, and the new versions for the Office apps. The company has now announced the redesign of over 100 icons with new colors, materials and details.
The goal is to modernize Microsoft software and services under the dictates of Fluent Design: “With the new redesigned icons we faced two important creative challenges: we needed to signal innovation and change while maintaining the familiarity of services for consumers. We also had need to develop a flexible and open design system to expand into various contexts, remaining faithful to the Microsoft style, “wrote Jon Freidman, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Design and Research.
Many of the changes in the icons try to be consistent and don’t want to revolutionize everything necessarily. To date, Windows 10 is betrayed by its “hybrid” nature, with the Win32 apps competing for the place with those designed on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). As a result, the apps use different stylistic features for the icons, and the new design tries to clean up.