Today, the Microsoft Design Team announced that it has redesigned more than 100 app/service icons in collaboration with the company’s product team. All new icons are designed in Microsoft’s Fluent Design language and represent a stronger, more unified Microsoft brand. And in this large-scale icon adjustment, the most noteworthy is the icon adjustment of Windows itself.
The following image is Microsoft’s officially redesigned Windows icon, which shows no change in shape and size, but the focus is on turning the monochrome used since 2015 into a gradient, with the small left window’s blue depth significantly deeper than the small window on the right, giving a more stereoscopic feel.
This gradient of blue shadow design dates back to the Windows 3.0 icon, which was introduced in 1990.
“We will continue to drive the development of technology and introduce new icons that reflect the future of Microsoft,” Microsoft wrote in its Media blog post. Our design system continues to evolve to address new scenarios that we haven’t considered yet. “