At Build 2017 event Microsoft announced the new design language named Fluent Design Language. Company was working on this project for a while under code-name Project NEON.
In case if you don’t know Fluent Design Language will work on all Windows 10 devices and offers a similar experience. The Fluent Design Language will feature a fluid user interface that sports smooth motions and transitions throughout all of the UI components. The Fluent Design Language relies on 5 principals including light, depth, motion, material, and scale.
With this new design language eventually, Microsoft will completely redesign Windows 10. The current design language of Windows 10 was carried from the Windows 8 and it represents a modern approach to content and typography design. But now with the MSDL2 everything will build from scratch and developers can also take an advantage of it.
With the Universal Windows Platform and Fluent Design developers can now just focus on their applications functionality and create the modern apps which will offer same experience across windows 10 devices. The Fluent Design is one of the exciting thing from Microsoft. But??
The Fluent Design System won’t be showing up completely with Fall Creators Update. It will take several release Redstone 3, 4…. But with every big release we will see some major UI and UX changes in many component. Many apps from the company already redesigned and Start Menu, Action Center also getting refreshed UI with the Fall Creators Update. And so many developers already took advantage of new design system.
The first wave of the update is now rolling out and they are also thinking about another wave. The next wave will include the 360 degree video rotation playback for apps dynamic headers, depth and more material improvement in acrylic. Personally I am a big fan of this new design language, it’s really exciting. We’ll soon see how Microsoft transform Windows 10 from current Metro design to Fluent Design System.