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.
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.