Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 20:10 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Graphics, User Interfaces "Though 'flat design' is a popular meme right now, there is something much, much deeper going on here at Microsoft. With my own lifelong passion for design I immersed myself in the community and got a front-row seat on a journey that has its roots as far back as the late '90s with Encarta's bold use of typography and clean interface. But it truly sprang to life in late 2010 with the launch of Windows Phone and in the last few weeks has advanced even further with Windows 8.1 and Xbox One. I started from the very place I bet you are right now - disbelief that Microsoft is leading the way on design." They really are. If Apple really goes all minimalist and digital (I dislike the term 'flat') with iOS, Microsoft will have taken over the baton. Crazy world indeed.
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RE: Comment by vtolkov
by Soulbender on Sun 9th Jun 2013 02:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by vtolkov"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

It is more than just design question. It is a respect to user's choice.p


Where was the choice for people who didn't like the previous designs?

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RE[2]: Comment by vtolkov
by ze_jerkface on Sun 9th Jun 2013 03:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by vtolkov"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

With Vista and Windows 7 you could choose the classic theme if you didn't like Aero.

I like Aero but now I'm supposed to accept flat 'n ugly because that is what design trendsters favor and the Windows team no longer believes in choice.

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RE[2]: Comment by vtolkov
by vtolkov on Sun 9th Jun 2013 07:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by vtolkov"
vtolkov Member since:
2006-07-26

"It is more than just design question. It is a respect to user's choice.p


Where was the choice for people who didn't like the previous designs?
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Exactly!

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