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Exclusive: This is Project NEON, the upcoming incremental upgrade for Windows 10’s design

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+Frank B.    7,149
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Exclusive: This is Project NEON, the upcoming incremental upgrade for Windows 10’s design

 

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Late last year we reported on Project NEON – the upcoming UI upgrade for Windows 10. Recently we managed a closer look at Microsoft’s internal plans for Project NEON and the future of Windows 10’s UI (user-interface). Right of the bat I don’t want readers to be fooled by those who suggest this is a major or a complete overhaul of Windows 10’s design language. In fact, it’s a fairly minor update that builds on the current Windows 10 UI (aka MDL2).

 

Nevertheless, change is always exciting, so here’s an early look at NEON.

 

Project NEON will heavily focus on animations, simplicity, and consistency – essentially bringing back Windows 7’s Aero Glass and mixing it up with animations like the ones from the Windows Phone 8/7 era.

 

Microsoft is introducing a new component called “Acrylic” to the Windows 10 design, which is essentially blur in the background, sidebar or the navigation of the app. These are known as “Side-Nav Acrylic”, “Background Acrylic” and “In-App Acrylic” respectively – in the screenshot below we get to see the Side-Nav Acrylic:

 

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Source and full article: MSPoweruser.com

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Mockingbird    2,538

Is Microsoft going around in a loop?

 

These concepts is reminiscent of Zune Software.

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