As early as 2018, Microsoft launched a redesign of the icon for the Office Suite. “I hope that the visual language of the new design will resonate emotionally across generations, provide a unified experience across platforms and devices, and echo the dynamic nature of today’s productivity,” Jon Friedman, microsoft’s head of office design, said in a statement. “
Last year, Microsoft unveiled a redesigned Office icon for the average consumer, which not only looks modern, but also familiar to a billion users around the world. In an updated blog post today, Microsoft details the process of redesigning the Office icon.
Microsoft added depth, softer colors, and friendlier contours to the design process, making Office icons more beautiful and keeping the design language consistent with other Office applications. In addition to determining the contours, Microsoft has designed a number of shapes, and you can see the changes in the chart below.