The Icon Kaleidoscope

Redesigning over 100 icons with new colors, materials, and finishes

Jon Friedman
Dec 12, 2019 · 5 min read
A translucent ribbon with a sample of icons in a grid flowing across it.
A translucent ribbon with a sample of icons in a grid flowing across it.
A sampling of the new Microsoft 365 icons.
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Scaling a design across the Microsoft ecosystem requires an open and flexible system.
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From Windows utility icons to mixed reality icons in Microsoft Dynamics, all of our new icons were cut from the same cloth.
A designer’s desk covered with materials and sketches of icons.
A designer’s desk covered with materials and sketches of icons.
Rich gradients, soft curves, and fluid motion connect the Edge and Office logos to each other and the rest of the icons.
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A designer’s desk with materials and icons.
A designer’s desk with materials and icons.
Designing for 3D means starting in 3D.

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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