At heart, I’m a frustrated designer – I only wish I could draw something like the sketches above, let alone turn it in to a product like Xbox One or Kinect. It’s this fascination that has led me to immerse myself in the world of design at Microsoft and while that may sound like an oxymoron to some, the last 3 years have seen a design revolution at Microsoft.
Today, in the second in depth story on our /stories site, I’ve published a story about this revolution and why it’s more than just flat design.
Read Modern design at Microsoft: Going beyond flat design
Just a heads up that "Segoe UI" doesn't pull up correctly on Macs (Webkit, 10.8). "Segoe UI Light" is just fine. Makes all these sites look pretty weak when Times New Roman is default.
I love the design of the products!
Here's your next design challenge: Call the Service Desk for Surface computers, and have them put you on hold. You'll know what needs redesigning....