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A designer's perspective ...

A designer's perspective

In the new world order where the fruits & flavoured bots battle for supremacy, the biggest surprise came from the most unexpected place: Microsoft. Is Metro a real innovation in UX design or just an attempt to catch some headlines? During this talk I will try to answer this question, amongst other things, while showcasing the principles and patterns behind Metro.
More details on: http://2013.howtoweb.co/

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Stefan Szakal, Co-founder, X3 - Working with Microsoft's design language Stefan Szakal, Co-founder, X3 - Working with Microsoft's design language Presentation Transcript

  • Working with the Microsoft Design Language Stefan Szakal – CEO, X3 November 20-21, How To Web 2013
  • Design studio from Timisoara, since 2001
  • Interactive, Branding, Print, Motion, UX/UI
  • www.wearex3.com
  • Microsoft Design Language?
  • Microsoft applies one single, consistent design language across each screen it touches.
  • The Principles
  • Pride in craftsmanship Authentically digital Be fast and fluid Do more with less Win as one
  • Authentically digital Dynamic and alive with communication Beautiful use of typography + Bold, vibrant colors Motion used meaningfully
  • Influenced by the Bauhaus Modern Design Movement
  • Radical reductionism to the core function, an elimination of superfluous additions, and beauty esteemed through simplicity.
  • Do more with less Be great at something + Focused and direct Content before chrome
  • Pride in craftsmanship Authentically digital Be fast and fluid Do more with less Win as one
  • Conclusions?
  • Competition is f-ing awesome!
  • Skate where the puck is going, not where it has been. Wayne Gretzky
  • Flat Design FTW!
  • Content before chrome.
  • http://modern.IE Building for the modern web just got easier 3 months free testing with Browserstack
  • Thank you! @stefanszakal hello@stefanszakal.com