Icons from Microsoft Office They had their final transformation in 2013. Now, after the advent of Windows 10 and a new design language, known as Fluent Design, the company has decided to change the iconic package of the famous applications that form office room
With this change, and according to Microsoft itself, the Office will be asked to reflect its new collaborative multi-configuration character, with what it attempts to create Identity stamp beyond Windows and that's being recognized in Mac, iOS and Android.
Office is not just Windows only
By adopting the "flat" flat design, made by a Microsoft design team Each icon will be highlighted in two layers: one for the letter, the identity of the next color application; and another for the fund, which simply emphasizes the task of this application. The only exceptions are the OneDrive case, which hosts cloud shape, and Skype, where its S & # 39; celebrity holds all the attention.
Microsoft's director of designer Jon Friedman explains that this allows "to keep familiar and at the same time emphasizes simplicity as we are inside the application." The interesting thing is that, despite the change, breathing from fresh air, the icons are seen familiar and easy to know.
Like curiosity, Jaws & # 39; Novet highlights the fact that Microsoft has killed the letter L & # 39; in the previous change in 2013 for the Excel icon, which supported X & # 39; and helped with the pronunciation (in English) & XL; = & # 39; Excel & # 39 ;. Within these new changes it seems that the L & # 39; never return.
for many years the Microsoft Excel icon used the X letter with a L type hidden in the background (XL sounds an Excel format, .XLS). The 2013 icon came off with L. A new Excel icon today does not restore the L. to guess that the L is never coming back https://t.co/2ExqbYPKVe pic.twitter.com/aLqSPVBHbK
– Jordan & Jaws & # 39; Novet (@jordannovet) November 29, 2018
That should be noted this redesign only considers icons and the series and not its interface, at least at the moment, so the 2019 Office will not suffer changes beyond the icons, and the change will begin to see in the next few days on every platform where an Office is available.
A change that, according to Microsoft, "seeks human designs that emphasize the context and reflect the pace of modern life."