Microsoft Design Style Inspirations

  • Brent Schooley


In order to truly understand something, it is often important to understand where it originated. This is especially true of design-related topics. Almost everything designed today has roots somewhere in the past. The Microsoft Design Style is no exception. There are three major design influences that contributed to the formation of this design language: Bauhaus (and the related Modern Design Movement), International Typographic Style (also known as Swiss Design Style), and cinematography (and the related discipline motion design). Each of these had an impact on the creation of the design language that has been used in products such as Zune, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and now Windows 8.


Emotional Connection Design Style Motion Design Window Phone Type Ramp 
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