fluent design
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fluent design

  The tech industry is an ever-changing landscape, requiring those of us in the field to keep up with both trends and technology, pushing the envelope on user experience, creating cutting-edge user interfaces, and keeping imagery fresh and on-trend. Tech companies can make all the difference in the creation of new environments by designing and providing … Continue reading

microsoft selawik
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microsoft selawik

There’s a new font on the block, and it started out as kind of a mystery. According to GeekWire, Microsoft filed a trademark application for Selawik, but hadn’t yet revealed what Selawik was… until now. “It’s an open-source font — described in its new GitHub repository as “a fallback to Segoe UI.” We were alerted … Continue reading

microsoft’s “project spartan” and adobe team up
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microsoft’s “project spartan” and adobe team up

Code-named “Project Spartan,” Microsoft’s new Windows 10 browser is teaming up with Adobe to add new tools for rendering images. According to GeekWire, “The two companies are teaming up to add advanced graphics features to Spartan natively, something that Internet Explorer hasn’t done in the past. It’s a move that brings Spartan closer in line … Continue reading

the connected car
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the connected car

What if you could have all your favorite music, apps, and technology in your vehicle, all while keeping safe on the road? Microsoft is working on just that. According to their website, the Windows Embedded team is well-in to enhancing drivers’ road experience.  “With more than ten years in the automotive space, and deep, longstanding … Continue reading

one microsoft, one design?
happenings / ux + design

one microsoft, one design?

Given the recent announcement of the big Microsoft reorganization, it’s worth a look at some recent articles describing the evolving Microsoft design principles and aesthetic. An article on Gizmodo actually addresses the “cool” factor in the company’s design efforts and references an article by Steve Clayton, editor of Microsoft’s Next blog entitled “Modern design at Microsoft: … Continue reading