Over the next few months, Microsoft will be rolling out its new design for the Office icons.
Millions of users have been using the applications with the familiar logos since 2013, however Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Skype, Teams and more will soon be changing.
The new icon designs for will be pushed out to nearly one billion Office users across the world over the next few months, replacing the existing icons which were released in 2013.
Today’s workforce includes five generations using Office on multiple platforms and devices and in environments spanning work, home, and on the go. We wanted a visual language that emotionally resonates across generations, works across platforms and devices, and echoes the kinetic nature of productivity today.
Our design solution was to decouple the letter and the symbol in the icons, essentially creating two panels (one for the letter and one for the symbol) that we can pair or separate. This allows us to maintain familiarity while still emphasizing simplicity inside the app.
Separating these into two panels also adds depth, which sparks opportunities in 3D contexts. Through this flexible system, we keep tradition alive while gently pushing the envelope. Microsoft
We think these new icons are a refreshing change and bring a modern look.
Do you agree?