The icons & # 39; Microsoft Office They received their last ease in 2013. Now, after the arrival of Windows 10 and the language of its new design known as Fluent Design, the company decided to change the icon pack applications to make famous office suite.
B & # 39; this change, and according to Microsoft itself, it wanted the Office reflects the collaborative nature and its new multiplatform, b & # 39; what it seeks to create ID stamp beyond Windows and recognized in Mac, iOS and Android.
The m office & # 39; longer just Windows
The adoption fashionable "flat design", the design team became Microsoft Each icon will highlight f & # 39; two layers: One for the letter, which is the identity of the application beside its color; and another for depth, highlighting b & # 39; simple way what the task & # 39; this application consists of. The only exceptions are the event & # 39; OneDrive, which maintains the form & # 39; cloud, and Skype, where the famous & # 39; S & # 39; draw all the attention.
Jon Friedman, design director at & # 39; Microsoft, explains that this allows "to maintain the familiarity and at the same time emphasizes simplicity when we are inside the application." The interesting is that despite the change, which is a breath of & # 39; fresh air, the icons are perceived as familiar and easy to recognize.
As a curiosity, Novet & # 39; Jaws & # 39; highlights the fact that Microsoft has killed the letter & # 39; L & # 39; Earlier in 2013 to change icon & # 39; Excel, which served as a complement to – & # 39; S & # 39; and helped with pronunciation & # 39; XL & # 39; = & # 39; & # 39 ;. Excel For these new changes seem to – & # 39; L & # 39; you will never return.
for many years the icon of & # 39; Microsoft Excel used the letter X b & # 39; & # 39 brand L; Hidden in the background (XL sounds like Excel, .XLS format). the icon of & # 39; 2013 did not rise to the new icon & # 39; the sooner L. L. tirrestawrax with the L. The lettuce that will never again & # 39; back https://t.co/2ExqbYPKVe pic.twitter.com/aLqSPVBHbK
– The Jordan "Jaws" Novet (@jordannovet) 29 & # 39; November 2018
It should be noted that this redesign only contemplate the suite icons and not its interface, At least for the time being, so that Office 2019 does not suffer changes beyond the icons, which begin to see change in the coming days on all platforms where Office is available.
Change, according to Microsoft, 'look human designs emphasize the context and reflect the speed of modern life ".