It has been almost five years since Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public. In the meantime, there has been plenty of feature changes and improvements made through periodic updates to the operating system, but much of its icons remain the same as they were initially. Microsoft admits that user feedback shows a desire for its core products to get a new lick of paint.
Microsoft did update the icons for its Office products in the meantime, and will now more onto other products. Updates to built-in apps like Alarms & Clock, Calculator, Mail, and Calendar will be the first. In fact, Mail and Calendar icon updates have rolled out with the latest Release Preview for those in the Fast ring.
"Research shows that people want consistency in design and connection to brand, with enough differences to aid in recognition," writes Christina Koehn on a Medium.com blog post about Microsoft's approach to updating and modernizing icons in Windows and its other products.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 21 Feb 2020 17:59