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Re: Microsoft’s new Office icons are part of a bigger design overhaul




My bloviated meandering follows what rebro graced us with on 11/30/2018 11:01 AM:
Am 30.11.2018 um 15:47 schrieb Sailfish:
REF: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/29/18117580/microsoft-office-new-icons-2018-design-features

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The new icons deemphasize the letter for each Office app, but still manage to look familiar. “Our design solution was to de-couple the letter and the symbol from the icons, essentially creating two panels (one for the letter and one for the symbol) that we can pair or separate,” explains Jon Friedman, partner director of design at Microsoft. “This allows us to maintain familiarity while still emphasizing simplicity when inside the app.”
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Admittedly, they're not yet again skeuomorphic but there's no denying that the "new modern" eschews the ugly flat design forced on consumers several years back.

Thanks to your hint I've stumbled across the slogan "Microsoft Office Updates: Improving user experience" Skeuomorphic or not, I wish they had been considerably more careful with their Win 10 1809 version update instead just to improve our "user experience" in this respect. :-(

My primary system is Win7 desktop but I do have a Win10 laptop that I upgraded to to get the larger screen resolution. I now use that laptop even less than I did with my older Win7 laptop. Not only does it have a fugly desktop aesthetic but the UI is all over the place in terms of finding system-related programs, many requiring one suffer through twice as many click in order to get to them.

I only use it for bedtime browsing or some seldom watched video streams.

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