Microsoft officially introduced its fluent design system on May 11, 2017 at its Build Developers Conference. The company is planning to redesign its desktop and email apps. The design system focuses on five building blocks – Light, Depth, Motion, Material and Scale. It looks like a subtle move to experiment with Microsoft’s file system, email clients and desktop apps.
Here is a teaser video released by the company in the conference.
Fluent design system by Microsoft looks like a neat, bold and scalable format to experience sensory digital world. This new design system might be competing neck to neck with Google’s material design in future. Microsoft is encouraging others to collaborate and build fluent design together by creating, producing, coding and performing.
Check out some of the screenshots taken from the video –
Reactions on Microsoft Fluent Design System
While Microsoft is claiming to be an eloquent design system in a complex world, some design enthusiasts on twitter and facebook are not really impressed.
— Madelena Mak (@MadelenaMak) May 13, 2017
Although, not every one felt the same and it might be too early to judge that.