Icons from Microsoft Office They received their last face appearance in 2013. Now that the Windows 10 and its new design language, known as Fluent Design, arrived, the company has decided to change the icon of the famous application icons that make up the office suite.
With these changes, and according to Microsoft itself, it is sought by the Office to reflect on its new collaborative and multi-platform nature, which it seeks to create identity stamp outside of windows and is recognized on both Mac and iOS and Android devices.
The office is no longer just Windows
The adoption of a modern "flat design" was developed by Microsoft's design team each icon will appear in two layers: one letter, which is the identity of the application next to the color; and one more to the Foundation, which simply points out the purpose of this application. The only exceptions are the cases where OneDrive retains the cloud shape and Skype, where its famous "S" takes all the attention.
Microsoft's design development director Jon Friedman explains that it allows "keep awareness and, at the same time, emphasize the simplicity when we are included in the application." Interestingly, despite the changes in the fresh air breath, icons are detected by familiar and easily recognizable.
As curiosity, "Jaws" Novet highlights the fact that Microsoft has copied the previous L changes to the 2013 letter to the Excel icon, which served as an addition to "X" and helped with the pronunciation (in English) "XL" = "Excel." In these new changes it seems that "L" will never return.
For many years, the Microsoft Excel icon used the letter X with a L-shaped hidden background (XL sounds like Excel, .XLS format). 2013 icon was removed by L. Today, the new Excel icon does not restore L. I think L never returns to https://t.co/2ExqbYPKVe pic.twitter.com/aLqSPVBHbK
– Jordan Jaws Novet (@ jordannovet) November 29, 2018
It should be noted that this modifier only looks at the set icon, not its interface, at least for a moment, so Office 2019 will not suffer any changes beyond the icons that will change in the coming days on all platforms where Office is available.
Changes that, according to Microsoft, "are looking for human designs that emphasize the context and reflect today's speed of life".