Microsoft is redesigning the 100 icons used for its apps and tools
Microsoft users can expect to see over 100 new icons for its mobile apps and Windows utility tools in the coming year.
The company last year revealed 10 new Office icons, which attempted to “keep the tradition alive while gently pushing the envelope” with its Fluent Design System. Apps such as Outlook, Powerpoint, Word and Excel all retained a single letter in the icon (O, P, W, E and so on), but the letters were separated from the icon and appear to hover above it.
Microsoft has now scaled up that design change for over 100 icons, which include standalone apps, Windows utilities and mixed reality icons. The new icons were all “cut from the same cloth”, according to Jon Friedman, corporate vice president of design and research at Microsoft.