Isral Duke, Designer

Designer.

UX Designer. Interation Designer. UI Designer. Graphic Designer.

New Windows Icons in 2020

Introduction

Microsoft is redesigning Windows’ new icons. This redesign will bring the icons inline with emerging brand standards of Windows and other Microsoft products. It will also bring rarely-seen icons up-to-date too.

An overview of Windows new icons.
An overview of Windows’ new icons.

The Analysis

Microsoft’s design lead for Windows and Surface, Christina Koehn , writes a walk-through of their design thinking and process.

She writes that a major challenge to the redesign is also a major factor for the redesign: creating harmonious brand and user experiences across a myriad of operating systems and devices. With iOS, Android, Windows, and MacOS versions of their apps, including web only versions, dictates a stronger need for consistency than ever before.


Skills

Design

Affinity Designer Creative Cloud Figma Graphic Design Sketch App UI Design UX Design

Technical

Bootstrap 4 CSS Frontend Development Git HTML Statamic CMS VS Code

User-Centric

Content Modelling Content Writing Information Hierarchy User Training