The Future Vision of Microsoft 365

On designing experiences that encompass your wellbeing

Jon Friedman
Jul 21 · 8 min read
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Designing for focus

5 screens across desktop, tablet, and mobile showing explorations of future UI.
5 screens across desktop, tablet, and mobile showing explorations of future UI.
Early explorations for evolving Fluent Design to enable a greater sense of focus in our experiences.

Designing for amplification

Excel UI.
Excel UI.
An example of AI proactively identifying an error in Excel and suggesting a solution.

Designing for connection

Flipgrid UI on mobile and desktop.
Flipgrid UI on mobile and desktop.
Live and recorded video in Flipgrid intuitively connects learners and educators across the world.

Designing for protection and peace of mind

Family Safety app UI.
Family Safety app UI.
The Family Safety app helps families balance screen time, select appropriate content, and collectively develop healthy digital habits.

Designing for the future, together


Microsoft Design

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

Jon Friedman

Written by

Head of Microsoft Office design, leading the next generation of experiences for work & life. Opinions expressed here are my own, even the few good ones;-)

Microsoft Design

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

Jon Friedman

Written by

Head of Microsoft Office design, leading the next generation of experiences for work & life. Opinions expressed here are my own, even the few good ones;-)

Microsoft Design

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

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