Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer at Microsoft, has today shared a video on his official Instagram account celebrating the company’s one billion users on Windows 10. The video gives us an interesting look into what Microsoft is viewing when it comes to User Interface (UI) design on Windows 10.
Panos recently took charge of the Windows user experience, and in this video, we get a chance to see a number of new UI changes and designs that may tipoff at where Microsoft is taking the Windows 10 UI in the future.
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The team made this video to celebrate making it to 1 billion MAD on Windows 10 and I wanted to share it with all of you. Now at a time when so much of our work and communication is taking place through our devices, it’s especially humbling to know that Windows can help empower a billion people to stay connected to the things and people they care about #Windows
The video starts with a brief history of Windows’ boot screens, dating back as far as Windows 1.01. After that, it runs through all the different ‘Start’ button designs, before displaying us what Windows 10 looked like when it initially launched. The video then starts renovating those Windows 10 interfaces with more modern design, simplifying things like the System Tray, and showcasing a number of new app designs counting a new Photo app, File Explorer, and Calculator.
The video also gives us a sneak peek at an updated Start menu with new icons and less color in the live tile interface, which turns it look cleaner and less noisy.
None of the designs seen in the video are working code, and aren’t currently available on the Windows 10 operating system. But this does give us a rough idea of where Microsoft is headed when it comes to the new UI on Windows 10.
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