Filed under "things I did not expect to write today"

June 29, 2012 in Internet

One company is doing a fantastic job of rolling out an innovative, attractive, intelligent and bold user interface across its entire product line: Microsoft.

Here's a preview of their Metro-inspired home page redesign. Remember how looked stuck in the 90's until early last year? It looks positively dated next to this.

For bonus points, try resizing the window...

(Thanks to DF for tipping me off.)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kevin W July 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Personally, even though Windows 8 hasn’t even shipped yet, I find Metro to be a visually harsh–sharp corners, shockingly intense colors, and whatnot. Clearly Microsoft has reached the point of making changes for the sake of changes, not because of any research shows this to be better.


J July 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Metro is certainly polarizing, and I think your opinion is shared by many people. With that said, I think that polarizing designs tend to be more successful than compromised ones or designs-by-committee, precisely because they attract a true fanbase (at the expense of turning away some potential customers). The initial reactions to Metro over the past year seem to bear that out.


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