Microsoft has modified the approach it approaches design. The new Office icons unveiled this week are the first glimpse at a a ways larger design overhaul that is going on inside of the corporate. Windows may be getting its personal icon adjustments, however the larger trade is a collaborative effort going on between the Windows, Office, and Surface groups. From a document: “This is definitely a cross company effort,” explains Jon Friedman, Microsoft’s head of Office design, in an interview with The Verge. The corporate’s design leaders — Friedman with Office, Albert Shum on the Windows facet, and Ralf Groene for Surface — all paintings in combination now. “We operate like an internal open source team,” Friedman says.
“So we’re all openly sharing our design work, critiquing the work, working on it together. What we’ve found is that the best way to develop our Fluent Design system is to truly open source it internally. What’s happened is that we’re getting the best of everyone’s work that way.”