While Microsoft Microsoft has long stuck to its flat design language, after introducing their new approach called “Fluent Design”, they seem to be shifting more towards a three-dimensional style.
The five new primary components of fluent design are:
The new Microsoft Office icons have been redesigned according to the new Fluent Design guidelines. The icons will be making their way to the Office apps over the coming months and you can expect many more design changes to Microsoft’s applications according to the lead Office designer, Jon Friedman: “It is a huge undertaking to build a common system and design 10 icons at the same time. Now that we have established the system we will start to scale it across all of Microsoft.”
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