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What do you think of MS's Fluent design system?

5 years ago from , http://meet-cristian.com

Microsoft's visual language feels to me more like an experiment, a concept of what the same old Metro could look like one day or another one of their videos where they show what things could be like in the future, rather than a robust design language to be applied throughout their products and used by windows developers. Nevertheless, I think it's an interesting start and it's a long departure from the days of Vista and Ballmer.

7 comments

  • Alex HoffmanAlex Hoffman, 5 years ago

    I agree, it's def a step in the right direction. Check out this list of design systems assembled by Alex Pate https://github.com/alexpate/awesome-design-systems

    3 points
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, 5 years ago

    rather than a robust design language to be applied throughout their products and used by windows developers

    Finally, someone who says it straight. I thought the same when I saw the actual documentation. It feels like an early experiment. I don't like the fact that compared to the early days of Material Design, which was a challenge for Google, this is very bland and generic. I expected more from Microsoft.

    I think that the step is good, but the execution will need a good amount of time.

    1 point
    • Cristian Moisei, 5 years ago

      Despite the system being lacking though, it's still good to see MS experiment and not be the ones with the shitty design anymore. Apple is resting on its laurels and doesn't experiment nearly as much, while MS is trying so many new things (touch screens, holo lens, 3D design tools, convertible devices, new input devices, etc.)

      0 points
  • Andrew ZimmermanAndrew Zimmerman, 5 years ago

    I think it is a manifesto and nowhere as good as Fabric (https://dev.office.com/fabric) for building solutions today.

    0 points
  • Grzegorz CiwoniukGrzegorz Ciwoniuk, 5 years ago

    show what things could be like in the future

    Isn't the future now?

    0 points