Icons Microsoft Office They were last modified in 2013. Now after Windows 10 and a new design language, known as Fluent Design, the company has decided to change the icon set of the famous applications that make up the office hall.
With this change, and according to Microsoft itself, the Office is required to reflect its new common and multiplatform character with what it is trying to create identification stamp for Windows and is recognized on Mac, iOS, and Android.
Office is no longer just Windows
Adoption of a modern "flat design" has created a team for Microsoft's design each icon is highlighted in two layers: one for the letter, which is the identity of the application next to its color; and others for a fund that simply emphasizes what the task of this application is. The only exceptions are the OneDrive cloud case, and Skype, where its famous "S" captures all the attention.
Jon Friedman, Microsoft's design director, explains that it allows "keeping familiarity while emphasizing simplicity when we are inside the application." Interestingly, despite the change that is the breath of fresh air, icons are perceived as familiar and easily recognizable,
Like curiosity, "Jaws" Novet points out the fact that Microsoft lost the letter "L" in the previous change in 2013 for the Excel icon that served as an add-on to "X" and helped to pronounce "XL" = "Excel" in the English language. Under these new changes, it seems that "L" will never return.
For many years, the Microsoft Excel icon used an X-type letter with the L-type hidden in the background (XL sounds like Excel, .XLS format). the 2013 icon has gone away with L. Today's new icon Excel does not restore L. I think L never returns https://t.co/2ExqbYPKVe pic.twitter.com/aLqSPVBHbK
– Jordanian forehead Novet (@jordannovet) November 29, 2018
It should be noted that this reprocessing assumes only the set icons and not the interface, at least for the time being, so that Office 2019 will not suffer from changes to icons, which will begin to change in the next few days on all platforms where Office is available.
A change that, according to Microsoft, "seeks human suggestions that emphasize the context and reflect the speed of modern life."