Fluent Design Is Microsoft’s New Metro UI For Windows
Recently, the tech giant Microsoft announced a few new features regarding Windows 10. As the tech giant Microsoft announces new ‘Fluent Design System’ for Windows 10 earlier it was known as Project Neon.
The tech giant Microsoft announced a few new features regarding Windows 10. The first of them is that the third major update (formerly known as Redstone 3) that will arrive in autumn to the operating system will be called Fall Creators Update, following a name similar to the update released in April.
Microsoft Fluent Design System: New Project Neon Confirmed
We have repeatedly mentioned Project Neon and some of its new designs for practically the entire operating system. Some Windows 10 applications were already getting small “blur” or blur effects in some parts, as an introduction to this new redesign.
Microsoft Fluent Design System basically adds two new factors to the Windows 10 interface: transparencies with blur and animations. This platform is built on Microsoft Design Language 2 (MDL2). The 2 comes from the fact that the first version of that language is what we all knew as the Metro interface, which had to be renamed for legal disputes with a German supermarket chain.
Something similar has happened with Neon, a name that apparently was already using another company. For this reason, Microsoft has decided to call it directly Microsoft Fluent Design System, which, knowing what English speakers like to abbreviate words, will henceforth be known as MFDS.
The nomenclature used in the name is key since it focuses Fluency and Design as the two aspects that will attack this new system, intended to boost the speed of use and interaction of the system. The system is designed to operate on all types of platforms, whether mobile, tablet, computer or console.
The new interface is characterized by a lightweight design, with interfaces simple and little-recharged focus attention on what needs to be, better interaction between elements, more efficient use of the screen, and improve ease of use with input devices such as the keyboard, mouse or controls.
This new approach to the interface is reminiscent of the Material Design that we find on Android mobiles, where design and movement are prioritized with fluid animations, providing an air of cohesion to the operating system, which was criticized that initially did not have until it was introduced Material Design.
Unlike the tech giant Google did, the tech giant Microsoft did not offer some guidelines for developers to create their applications based on the same interface. In addition, some of its applications tend to be too simple and empty with a low interaction.
In short, the tech giant Microsoft is committed to making this new Microsoft Fluent Design System better. First, they will launch their applications with this new design with better-designed interfaces and better functionality, which will later copy third-party applications.
In the coming months, we will see how this new design appears to the applications of the system, which will culminate with the global launch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that we will see in the fall. Later, there will be a new leap in design, but we will have to wait for Redstone 4 in March 2018.