How Fluent UI Unlocks the Next Generation of Microsoft 365 Experiences

Continuing our journey toward a true design-to-code system at scale

Benedikt Lehnert
May 15 · 6 min read
Metaphorical image of Fluent UI’s elemental pieces
Metaphorical image of Fluent UI’s elemental pieces

New cross-platform library

Native to each device, still uniquely Fluent

Android and iOS mobile screens showing how similar the Fluent UI nav bar looks
Android and iOS mobile screens showing how similar the Fluent UI nav bar looks
Custom Fluent UI navigation bar naturally fitting into native iOS and Android platforms

Delivering a more coherent, productive experience

Paper scrolls unrolling and revealing UI components
Paper scrolls unrolling and revealing UI components
The anatomy of our UI components

Modernizing our theming architecture

Work surface covered by a button design spec document with completed UI buttons casually stacked next to it
Work surface covered by a button design spec document with completed UI buttons casually stacked next to it

Microsoft Design

Putting technology on a more human path, one design story…

Thanks to Joline Tang

Benedikt Lehnert

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Director of Product Design for Fluent, Mobile and Office Experiences @Microsoft · Previously CDO @Wunderlist · Tweeting as @blehnert · www.benedikt-lehnert.de

Microsoft Design

Putting technology on a more human path, one design story at a time.

Benedikt Lehnert

Written by

Director of Product Design for Fluent, Mobile and Office Experiences @Microsoft · Previously CDO @Wunderlist · Tweeting as @blehnert · www.benedikt-lehnert.de

Microsoft Design

Putting technology on a more human path, one design story at a time.

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