icons Microsoft Office They got their last facelift in 2013. Now, after the arrival of Windows 10 and a new design language, known as Fluent Design, the company has decided to change the icon of a suite of familiar applications that make up the office suite.
By this change, and according to Microsoft, it is demanded that the Office reflects its new collaborative and multiplatform character with what it wants to create Identity Stamp Outside Windows and it's recognized on Mac, iOS, and Android.
Office is no longer just Windows
By adopting a fashionable "flat design" made by Microsoft's design team each icon will be highlighted in two layers: one for the letter, which is the application's identity in addition to its color; and the other for the fund, which emphasizes in a simple way that consists of the task of this application. The only exceptions are the OneDrive, which maintains the shape of clouds, and Skype, where its famous "S" attracts all the attention.
Jon Friedman, Microsoft Design Director, explains how it enables "maintaining knowledge and at the same time emphasizing ease when we're inside the app." Interestingly, despite the change, which is the breath of fresh air, icons are perceived well-known and easy to recognize.
As Curious, & # 39; Jaws & # 39; Novel highlights the fact that Microsoft in the previous change in 2013 killed the letter "L & # 39; for the Excel icon, which served as a & # 39; X & # 39; and helped with the pronunciation (in English) & # 39; XL & # 39; = & # 39; Excel & # 39 ;. Because within these new changes it seems that L & # 39; he will never return.
For many years the Microsoft Excel icon uses the letter X with L hidden in the background (XL sounds like Excel,. XLS format). icon in 2013 removed L. today's new Excel icon that does not return L. I think L never returns https://t.co/2ExqbYPKVe pic.twitter.com/aLqSPVBHbK
– Jordan & # 39; Jaws & # 39; Novet (@jordannovet) November 29, 2018
It should be noted that this redefinition only looks at the apartment icons, not its interface, at least for a moment, and Office 2019 will not endure changes beyond the icon, which change will begin to appear in the next few days on all platforms where Office is available.
A change that, according to Microsoft, "looks for human designs that emphasize the context and reflect the speed of modern life."