Microsoft’s New Windows 10 Icons Are Beautiful (2020)
- February 20, 2020
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Microsoft Windows
No doubt about it, Microsoft’s New Windows 10 Icons are beautiful. According to this article from The Verge, Microsoft will be slowly releasing new icons for its hit Windows 10 operating system as the year progresses.
Why Are Microsoft’s New Windows 10 Icons Slowly Released?
Many are wondering why Microsoft would go through the trouble of time releasing its icons instead of releasing them all at once. There one compelling reason Microsoft may want to do this.
In order for users to adapt to the new icons, it is sometimes best to slowly expose them to the new design. This approach is not uncommon in the IT world. We frequently call this a parallel implementation. Essentially, you can allow for the users to slowly adapt to changes to their system as long as the changes are minor.
This trick can be considered psychological. Microsoft likely doesn’t want to release all of the New Windows 10 icons because it doesn’t want to face backlash for a major visual overhaul. If users are slowly exposed to changes, it is less likely the company will frustrate users.
How Can I Get The New Windows 10 Icons?
Wondering how you can get the new Windows 10 Icons? Well that’s simple. As long as you make sure Windows 10 is up to date, you can make sure all of the latest and greatest is installed on your system.
Most computers are already configured to update Windows automatically, so most of you probably don’t even need to update.
What’s New About The Windows 10 Icons?
What’s new about the Windows 10 Icons you might ask? Well, for starters, the color is back. It was clear Microsoft was going for a flat design on Windows 10, this can often make the user interface drab and unexciting.
The new icons aim to inject a bit more vibrance into the user experience. Although UX design can often be of personal preference, it does appear their icon design parallels Apple design.
Is this a bad thing? Well that’s for you to decide. Microsoft has made many decisions over the past few years to create a seamless environment between all of its devices. Apple is not a bad company to model this adter
Microsoft’s New Windows 10 Icons Are Beautiful. The company’s done a tremendous job rolling out subtle updates that cement the Windows 10 ecosystem for years to come.
Although we won’t see all of the icons immediately, we can look forward to their gradual appearance through future Windows updates.
The strategy of moving toward a more vibrant design and paralleling Apples UX is probably a smart move.