Behance concept revamps Windows 10 Mobile

Windows Phone fans are passionate, as such, there's no shortage of enthusiast-made redesigns of the OS.

This latest one comes from @JobsRobson, who paid close attention some of Windows 10 Mobile's finer design flaws.

The full project makes a pass over the action center, start screen, Windows 10 Store, and even takes a look at how a popular app - Spotify - might fit into his proposed design language refinements.

The design introduces the frosted glass effect to Windows 10 Mobile. The effect was made popular in Windows 7, and found itself reintroduced into Windows 10's Start Menu and Action Centre for PCs following Windows Insider feedback.

Robson's take on Windows 10 Mobile makes better use of space available on-screen. Some of these composition issues are caused by Windows 10's universal apps, which conform to different screens based on the size available. You can test how UWAs transform to reflect different screen sizes on your PC, simply by resizing the window.

Here are some of Robson's proposed changes, be sure to check out the full project on Behance, right here.

Microsoft will no doubt iterate and polish Windows 10 Mobile's design and apps moving forward to bring it more in-line with something like the above. Major features like the inclusion of music controls directly into the Action Center might take a little longer to materialize. Interactive live tiles, for example, have been proposed for quite a while now, although Windows Insiders have yet to see Microsoft's take on the idea.

What do you think of these ideas? What aspects of Windows 10 Mobile do you think Microsoft should focus on improving first? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Behance

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516 Comments
  • Microsoft, please hire this guy!
  • Yes please. Posted via my Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo which isn't as much abandoned as any Windows Phone on the Windows Central App for Android
  • While he is right about all the stuff that's wrong in the current UI, I' sorry, but his design practically makes WM identical to iOS.
  • YOU sir are 100% RIGHT. That's exactly what I thought too.
  • Yup! Even though it is beautiful, it looks too similar to iOS which we definately dont want
  • So only because feature is available in ios, we should stay with what we have ? I don't mind having some design elements similar to ios if they improve the look and usability of windows mobile :)
  • How does this look like iOS? That doesn't have tiles or an app list. Just the action centre looks a *bit* like iOS, but nothing else.
  • which YOU don't want
  • which YOU don't want
  • And Android too
  • Good artists copy , great artists steal... Or something like that... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • The first thing I thought of when I saw this was Android...
  • Bingo
  • Yeah there are a lot of parts I don't like. Like the widgets in action center. If you have interactive tile there's no need. The search bar is a normal ui design pattern and makes it easier. Removing it make no sense as it does not do anything for that space. There's a bunch of small stuff that annoys me but hopefully they never happen. Overall it looks nice.
  • Yeah, the app search thing here was the least thought out thing proposed. I mean come on, complain about how much space it takes up, then do a "re-deisgn" that takes up just as much space?
  • I'm using an iPhone at the moment and I'm not sure in what way this looks like iOS. 
  • What's the difference? They already botched Windows 10 Mobile by cribbing endlessly and shamelessly from the crappy Android UI. Windows 10 Mobile is ugly trash that's harder to use than any version of Windows Phone since 2010. It's AWFUL.
  • What... Does your signature mean?
  • Yes, truly they need someone like this. I like the direction of windows 10's design, but it feels unpolished. It is surprising to me that making the os visually stunning wasn't a top priority for microsoft. It's good...but not great. This design could make it great.  
  • +1
  • May be we'll have design improvements later, in a future "major" update, just like they did with the "november update" on pc
  • +1000
  • The only problem I have with this concept is why widgets. Its basically the same as tiles. And ironically in his concept interactive tiles exist, so there's no reason for widgets. I also like this action center more. http://imgur.com/ByK8sZO
  • That action centre is nice too but circles are reserved for people so Microsoft would never use them for action items.
  • Circles...really? And the four rows of quick action buttons is a bit annoying. I'd like to choose which ones to show, and keep it to a few.
  • Then press collapse. And they are customizable.
  • i agree 2 permanant rows is more than enough.
  • Honestly, in my opinion, the action center music controls and download progress is a better idea than the interactive tiles, speaking as a felloe developer for the Windows 10 platform. Again, just my opinion
  • +1
  • My biggest gripe with w10 right now is the music control. I can't stand always hitting a volume button to bring them up. I would love to see the controls implemented into the Action Center as presented in this mock up.
  • Why? Having them associated with the volume rocker is perfectly logical and quicker than pulling down the Action Center. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Physical buttons like the volume rocker inherently have a limited lifespan.  Personally, I prefer the idea offered here.
  • @Dojo - totally agree, this should be a top priority. Especially if the phone is in a case or on a wireless charger.
  • If you unlock the phone and music is playing, music controls are right there on the lockscreen, no need to press anything else at all.
  • They used to have it on lock screen every time music was playing and it was The best feature ever for music controls, but of course, some people didn't like it and they took it off
  • My biggest complaint right now is a non-native Cortana search. That really ticks me off honestly...
  • Agreed.
  • +2
  • No way! I'm using an Android phone now and God, I miss those Live Tiles. It is a far better UI than the damned static icons. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Naah . For me squares are fine. And I like squares more than circles in windows
  • Microsoft apply this design, please
  • Someone please tell Microsoft something to convince them to hire this guy. People like this are what we need to work on the OS
  • I agree
  • Please don't. Windows 10 doesn't need any tacky transparencies from the '00s. :D
  • And instead have a plain black screen like in MS-DOS times?
  • Make users choose like in Windows 10 if they want it transparent or solid black.
  • Black is  beautiful on oled screens, it makes the tiles float. thankfully the user can customize its background with plain black or picture and change tile opacity. by the way the "frosted" effect can already be achieved by editing the picture in photoshop. I'm not fan of "all tiles must be transparent". It makes it harder to find a specific app (when you need skype, just look for that blue tile). Again let the user choose if the tile must be transparent or not.  I don't like the design of the start screen here, I find it borring and confusing.  
  • This.
  • Yesss +1000
  • Interactive live tiles is amazing concept. It takes windows platform into next level. I like this action center but not much. It seems to be android notification bar. Background downloading every app on action center is very much needed. if u not consider background downloading. there will be no windows phones in future.
  • Interactive tiles sound great until you try to scroll your homescreen...
  • There was a leaked video from Microsoft Research that demonstrated interactive tiles. The way it worked, is by default, the tiles are not interactive, but live or static. If you wanted to make in interactive, there was a button you press right on the live tile that expanded the tile and made it interactive.
  • There will always be Windows phones in the future. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yess, hire him now!!!!
  • I know! Their current designs are not good at all compared to this guys designs. Please Microsoft! We want a great experience and free of bugs.
  • I told them that in his own article LOL!!:P
  • YES!!!
  • I'm so agreed on two of his suggestions.
    1) Accent coloured interactive notifications/notification popups with translucency.
    2) Download/Upload progress bars in action and notification centre. With true background capabilities of any and every type including peer-to-peer downloads/uploads in background functionality.
  • We don't want to be like ios or android so let the good ideas go to hell and hold in the poor design
  • Yess!! Please!!!!!
  • Nope. If you people want android interface, buy a freaqin android. Windows should stay plain and simple. Windows 10 mobile already defies the windows phone unique ui. I barely feel i own a windows device. Store looks like apples, gallery the same and so on. I loved windows phone ui. I want a winfows phone ui further. No transparancy is needed.
  • He barely made any changes. The only real thing was having notifications be more actionable like music controls and background tasks ...and that's not even a ui thing its just functionality ms needs to allow.
  • +100000000000
  • Dreams stay dreams untill you act upon it
  • Yes, hire him, and fire the existing.  How has he managed to do a better job (presumably part time) than the real full-time paid people in Redmond?
  • We need this person in the windows phone department
  • I like the frost effect in action center .!! That should be a part of win10
  • How on Earth these designers actually make better designs than those real Microsoft Ui designers?? One more shame added to Microsoft's resume. Posted via my Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo which isn't as much abandoned as any Windows Phone on the Windows Central App for Android
  • Creating concepts and actually implementing those concepts are two entirely different tasks. Microsoft has been working hard to basically code an entirely new mobile operating system and all the system applications that go with it, while also managing the rest of the operating system as a whole. Besides, this guy isn't doing anything original, he's taking Microsoft's design language and refining it. That's different than designing something from scratch.
  • Indeed. As a Graphic Designer since 1998 and being in the Sign Industry since 2004, I see a lot of designers make something look decently nice, yet once you actually open their file up for production or editing, you soon realise that their design is completely useless and needs to be reworked, sometimes from scratch, just to get something close to what they originally made. Why? Because they can make something look sorta pretty but have not real idea of how to make it actually functional for what they intend. A customer will ask me to design something for them based on something they grabbed from Google Images, or want something on a vehicle that wouldn't work as they expect or would simply be too expensive or time consuming. I have to explain to those customers what can and can not be done and then come up with a "Compromise" between what they want and what can be done.
  • While your statement is very true, I have to say that this guy changed most of the things in a way pretty easy to implement. The all Apps List could be tweaked like that in no more than one hour of coding (and then a few for testing and optimization). Of course the functional changes like the widgets and interactive livetiles require way more work (and I'm not even sure how you would implement actionable tiles correctly without huge hits in performance or usability). But atleast some of the changes proposed can be achieved with a reasonable amount of work and simple changes in the XAML without even needing to touch the code behind files. And I would be more than happy if MS would atleast address these in the near future.
  • What may seem like one hour of coding for a simple app can easily turn into several days of effort on an enterprise-scale codebase. You're assuming that it's a simple XAML change but it may be more involved than that and you may have to deal with legacy code, native APIs, backward compatibility and whatnot. Yes, I know that sounds crappy but it's almost a law of nature on large codebases. If anything, I think Microsoft should have delayed the launch of W10M until they had sorted out some of the more glaring bugs.
  • While your point is valid in general, MS once claimed itself (I think it was Gabe Aul) that the new Startmenu on Desktop and Phone is indeed XAML based and thus changes can be made quick (they used this sometime last year to quickly iterate the startmenu with every new Desktop Build). If this still holds true, there really shouldn't be any API calls required to increase left margin of the list and minimize the searchfield to one button.
    But yeah, if the managed to bake in some legacy code into a newly written UI this would be another story.
  • I think the key to actionable live tiles is implementing something similar to "Force Touch". I can see it working as such. Press down hard on a tile to activate the tile into actionable mode. Then the user can swipe on the tile to flip through it. If a headline comes up that they want to dive into more they simply tap the tile.
  • That would certainly be a better use of Force Touch than what Apple did.
  • LOL Then better call Gabe Aul if you can code those things in an hour.
  • I was only referring to the subtle changes in the "All Apps" list. Increased margin, new TextBlock for the title and replace the searchbox with a button triggering searchbox visibility. These are pretty much all the changes I can see. And I'd argue most of Microsofts devs are capable of implementing these changes as they are no rocket science...
  • Not everybody....i hate all transparent...a little color tiles brightens the screen a bit. Just know how to arrange your tiles and you will see your background perfectly well.
  • Send them the code that takes one hour to do, they will be grateful.
  • Rubbish. Just a bunch of excuses.
  • I can't fly because gravity pushes me back towards Earth and I don't have the necessary thrust or aerodynamics to resist gravity. "Rubbish, just a bunch of excuses."
    There's a difference between excuses and reality. Learn it.
  • Excuses? It's called reality. To sum up, yes something may look nice but you can't get your hopes up over just some renders. Making something look good isn't nearly as important as showing how you're going to make it work. If you can't make it work with the existing restrictions involved, then what you made look pretty amounts to s**t and a waste of everybody's time. Excuses? I'm the guy everybody turns to to make sure something will work and it's my job to make it work or send it back before it goes to production so that the production and installation guys don't have a conniption fit trying to handle something that doesn't work..... Usually created by some college wiz kid straight from getting his diploma or degree and thinks he or she knows everything.
  • I like the two different directions we took to get to the same point.
  • Not to criticize anyone. There is a lot of improvement in look and functionality of w10 compared to w8.1, but is that really enough. I feel these changes are good enough to try out.
  • Very true, people don't realize that creating a design is diff from implementing it, if u call this guy up as much as we want this design for Microsoft phone OS, he cannot even write a code for implementation so they are diff things but I bliv Microsoft will polish the design in the nearest feature as consumers have crave for this
  • You do realize that his work is based on Microsoft designers' work, right?
  • Yeah, this concept is actually showing how can the polishing and refinements can be done from the current design language. No redesigning everything (except that widget) and that's a good thing. It's feasible and realistic yet showing the best they can do. Windows 10 in general needs UI and UX polish at every level. We still don't know what Microsoft Design Language really is since its a rushed design language. It feels the "design" of Windows 10 is a decision of committee and different input from Insiders and just stick everything in the wall just to please us, but still missing a point.
  • I think it's a bit like Apple's current design language. When it was introduced with iOS 7, it was criticized for being an inconsistent mess. As it has evolved, people have grown to love it. I know, Apple's marketing power makes things different, but my point is that Microsoft's new design direction is still largely unexplored, and I'm confident we'll see more consistency and polish in the future.
  • I used iOS7 at that time for my backup phone and it was polished enough except largely of its icons which some of them feels like childish or weird with some inconsistencies like the Game Center icon which is the only thing isn't flat, its got 3D bubble in it while the rest have flat design. The rest of UI are polished enough and only make more refinements and slight revisions in iOS8. As far as I remember, it was the icons that are largely criticized and ridiculed.
    The rest are largely because alot of iOS users became too comfortable on iOS6 feel and the new design is little drastic than expected and unexpectedly too monochromatic (mostly white everywhere), at the same time nothing change much in terms of UX with only few additions like Control Center and swipe gesture to go back one page. Windows currently is more like Pre-ICS Android where everything was a mess (even though they do have some sort of design language but unnamed). Not until Matias came to Google and sort the messiness of Android with Holo Design Language which to other people claimed it was inspired from Metro because of its flatness (well not really much), but that was a good thing. It means Microsoft Metro did something right that others started to get inspiration from it (or not). New Microsoft Design Language though is unfinished, maybe unexplored but its hard to say that even Microsoft themselves can't decide what to do and some aesthetic factors are bit weird. Even without talking about its aesthetic choices, the technicalities of the design in terms of polish like spacing, alignments, typography, consistencies, etc. are all over the place. It's clearly rushed and Microsoft seems lost its interest of having good design sensibilities. Its just sad that we've come from more solid and well-documented design language such as Metro/Modern and even Aero. It doesn't feel like there was a designer guiding the development at all.
  • Because this is just a mix of WP with iOS..
  • They might have designs like these in the drawing board but it's actually harder to code and implement them. Keep in mind that iOS didn't have some these features until.. what? iOS6? or iOS7? The same for Android but Android got these things a bit earlier, but those early version were extremely buggy and prone to slow downs. And Windows Mobile is basically still in the... 3rd version? Or first if you count that from WP7, they overhauled everything to make WP8 and they overhauled almost everything AGAIN to make Windows 10 mobile.
  • I'm hoping that W10 becomes all the potential that WP can be. No more starting from scratch so polish and awesomeness can shine through.
  • No.
  • ms hire him right friggin now!
  • Some nice idea, some not. NO MOAR HAMBURGER. And we don't need widgets in the Action Center. That's what the Start Screen is for. Just make notifications actionable. And WAY to much translucency. If I wanted an iPhone I'd buy one.
  • Aero glass effect was implemented in a Windows OS before iOS.
  • I'd like the option.
  • ^this
  • you do have the option
  • I definitely do not have the option. The Action Center can not be transparent in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Agree. Live tiles with better info and interaction are ideal. I don't want candy crush reminding me to play again as a widget. I remember my time on Android as full of swiping away persistent notifications that were like widgets out of the top section of the notification shade to get to the actual ones I care about
  • You know that you configure which app is allowed to send you notifications right?
  • I agree, with live tiles who needs widgets? Its redundant and unnecessary. But everything else is stellar!
  • Eh, it's clear this is heavily based on iOS. There are some nice touches and effects, but overall I get too much of an iOS vibe when looking at the screenshots.
  • Yeah, way too much like iOS. I don't care if Windows did it first, iOS is doing it now and they have the claim.
  • This guy is obsessed with transparency. I guess everybody is now a days. :p
    Well, I think some points were very well made, like:
    *A little bigger folder name. That's all I can think of. All other points were somehow useless. Eg.
    It shouldn't be compulsory to have transparent tiles, because sometimes different colored tiles look way good. I like folder partition lines. Other apps need not blur while folder is open. Music controls were to big in the notification center, and widgets have no place while we have tiles. Then, Store buttons at bottom couldn't be consistent with the desktop version.
    Overall the given design is too iOS-ish. And dark grey color is just like from KitKat. I personally like windows 10 current design. It's quite clean and has a potential to evolve. But I'd definitely love to see updated App list and music controls in notification center.
    Regarding 'interactive' tiles, I think that giving a large tile, option to display next information on right swipe, can be a good idea. Because right swipe does nothing on Start screen. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yeah, the polish and refinements is needed in W10M and it shows here, the issue is the aesthetic choices is too close to iOS and OS X aesthetic. Yes Windows have Aero first but its not about first, we need something that doesn't look it like it copies to one another. Well actually only the Action Center follows iOS vibe alot especially that Widget and the chrome aesthetics with translucency, the rest is pretty much a polish that W10M needs. For me Windows needs to be beautiful with the fancy translucency. Overuse of that aesthetic effects potentially makes it visually busy when not used properly. Not to mention that effect can be GPU taxing on mobile devices. We need W10M to be consistent regardless of hardware configuration, that was the beauty of WP before, even entry-level devices seems premium because the software looks and feels like from flagships. Only the raw performance makes the difference, but the experience are the same.
  • And by "revamps" you mean "rips off iOS" I guess...
  • Why are you so negative on every article? Do you ever have anything good to say?
  • I do. When there's anything worth praising, I praise it. Not my fault if for everything worth praising Microsoft does, there's 10 things they do that aren't.
  • He is right. The action center is a complete rip off of iOS. why would i want widgets in the AC. That's what live tiles are for.
  • Yes and no. Things like weather etc really shouldn't be in the ACTION centre whereas music control could be great because you can easily reach it from everywhere.
  • Music controls are available everywhere via the volume buttons.
  • Personally I hate anyways having to hit the volume buttons to bring up music controls. Would much prefer then added to action center.
  • You can reach it from everywhere on the volume controls. Agreed it looks a bit choppy right now. It could get better.
  • It is glitchy in W10M. I hope they will at least sort that out on next minor updates. There is also a massive bug on audio stack in W10M that it tends to crash, thus preventing any audio playback and only fix is to restart the device.
  • Actually the Volume Control in Windows Phone/Mobile already have music control integrated and its logical. It's accessible by pressing the volume key. Having it on Action Center makes it redundant and clutters Action Center. Action Center should be a focused for notifications and active task and those configurable shortcuts. Other than those makes it redundant and unnecessary. Though it actually also make sense to put Music Controls because its Action Center, but that needs to sacrifice and remove from Volume Control. I think Windows approach on Music Control in Volume Control still make sense, it's just under-utilized and not well communicated to users that it exist. Volume Control can be potentially contain all media related controls and actions without cluttering Action Center. Other features like shortcut to Equalizer and Volume Mixer can be logically put there since they're related to audio controls in general.
  • If MS is going to stick with only using the volume buttons they should at least add an option for the controls to stay open until one hits the back button. I hate how quickly they close when trying to flip through songs. I usually like to hear the first couple of beats before I decided on whether or not I want to listen to a song. By the time I decide the controls have usually already auto closed. You can hold your finger on a blank spot on the control box to keep it open, but that is annoying..
  • Yeah, I noticed that too, it closes too quick and its annoying. They need to increase the timeout before it close really. I like having Music Control in the Volume but they seriously check its behavior and increase the timeout. Maybe timeout like 8 seconds with option to increase it would be great. Also they need to update it's looks by reducing the size of it. Ever since W10M it became uncessary huge, the size was fine on WP8.1 and below. That centered text is also feels like iOS. Also they have to include Seekbar and aesthetically put Album Art too. I'm really wondering if their team actually use Windows Phone/Mobile extensively, or maybe they're all have Android/iPhone for primary use.
  • The problem with you agreeing with DJCBS is that the designs in this article are not designed by Microsoft at all, it's a fan rendering.
  • Don't you wish you could control your music while using others apps? Now we can play/pause and change the song, what's great, but I'd like to be able do to more. Using spotty, for example, we could be able to change the playlist, genres, etc by the AC, without leaving the current application.
  • So what Apple copied Windows Phones Living Images feature
  • And does anyone other that WinMobile users know that?
  • I agree, he has good design chops (which MS could use), but his ideas are bad.
    Eg blurring the rest of the Start Screen when a live folder is opened is bad, bc it implies the rest of the Start Screen is inactive when it is not.
    Another example is widgets in Activity Center. That is exactly what Live Tiles are supposed to replace. It would just use more system resources and waste battery.
  • I agree about the widgets, but the progress bar would be a nice add-on.
  • Everything you said was right, except I would like to see a more powerful Action Center. More specifically, progress bars for downloads and updates.
  • True ^
  • Progressbar in Action Center is a must. We need to make Action Center not just handles immediate notifications but also handles active task. Example when you do file transfer in W10M, it just shows only in Action Center. In Windows 10 desktop/tablet, it also shows both in Action Center and the dedicated floating window. Windows don't need widgets on Action Center as it's redundant to Live Tiles (and potentially to Interactive Live Tiles). Also it just add up to system resources having that feature, W10M is already bad or not well optimzed on 512MB and even on 1GB RAM devices.
  • The Action Center is a massive improvement over Windows Phone 8.1 already but there's still a lot of work to be done. A lot.
  • Indeed a massive improvement no doubt about that, we're just hoping they will improve and polish it by Redstone. At the moment Action Center in W10M is actually what they've supposed to implement in WP8.1 but some features like Actionable Notifications are delayed only now we got it on W10M. http://www.windowscentral.com/screenshots-windowsphone-81-app-list-sorti... Screenshot: http://www.windowscentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/xlarge/pu...
  • I'm sure they'll refine the Action Center with Redstone.
  • I would prefer it if the rest of the start screen did indeed become inactive when a folder was open. At present, I must hunt for a spot to click every time I open a folder.
  • I think this area needs more usability research on what would be better approach. Currently it doesn't make other Tiles inactive when you opened a folder because it allows the user to still interact outside the Live Folder. What they should do is to dim Live Tiles outside the Live Folder when expanded but when you tap or scroll the Start screen/menu, other Live Tiles returns to original state giving freedom to interact with them while the Live Folder is expanded. There should be an configurable option to change behavior like when you try to interact outside of Live Folder, it automatically close.
  • I think the dimming/blurring effect is a nice way of drawing attention to the folder contents, not unlike what Apple does in iOS and whatever their iOS counterpart is on OSX. Tapping outside the folder would close it and restore focus to the rest of the screen. Tapping outside the folder would NOT open an app/other folder. So, tap to open, tap anywhere outside to close (and close only). Dim/blur other icons to draw attention to folder contents.
  • This is indeed interesting topic about the Live Folder in Windows Start screen. I agree the purpose of dimming other Tiles outside the Live Folder to give attention and focus inside the folder, makes perfectly sense. The little tricky is what behavior should be done when a user interacts/tap outside of that folder, like tap those other Live Tiles. Traditionally we know what would happen, the folder will close and this is the behavior on iOS and on Android (default launcher of course). Which I think would also apply here. What's interesting though is why in the first place Windows Phone 8.1 don't close the folder when you interact outside of it, they didn't choose to follow the what supposed to be a standard behavior of folder from other platforms. I'm thinking because Live Folders on Start screen is less of a folder and more like a Navigation Tree or Collapsable Group. It behaves as if the folder isn't on additional layer on top of Start screen but rather just expand the grid. The folder contents and the rest of start screen are in same dimension or z-position. I think the usability they convey is that it's not going in or out of the folder, it's expanding the Start screen by pulling down the hidden tiles and collapse it. The issue is that, it doesn't have focus which is a problem for a busy Start screen, it blends too much. So the solution of dimming other other tiles outside the folder is enough to give focus. I want to add the behavior also that when you open the Live Folder, it should centered in the screen vertically which even in the concept didn't. By centering it gives more visual and motion focus that what you open will be at the center and not at the bottom or top edge. I think having an option between when to close automatically when you tap outside the folder like other platforms do and just let it open and un-dim tiles when you interact outside the folder. The behavior of staying the Live Folder open is to give user an option to let those Live Tiles viewable in their original sizes until the user chooses to close it. By default, I think the automatically closing it could be a better default behavior for most users.
  • IOS action centre it's much nicer than Windows action centre, so to copy it is not a bad thing.
  • Jeez, I'm agreeing more and more with DJCBS these days. First thought was it looks like iOS. I'd rather they focus on function and optimization of that function first.
  • LOL. You are too much. Seriously.
  • Really like these. Microsoft pay attention.
  • Awesome design! I just don't know if most of the GPUs that power windows phone devices could handle that, e.g. Blur
  • I'm fairly sure they can, even if a bit slower than opaque. The reason why I'm fairly sure is because Windows Phone 10 is still a work in progress and lacks a lot of optimisation at the moment compared to Windows Phone 8.0 or 8.1...
  • Oh I didn't think about that
  • Someone make a ROM with this design
  • Unfortunately it's not that simple :(
  • CynogenOs plz
  • Looks great!
  • Nearly perfect refinement's, good polish. Like it!
  • looks amazing!  
  • If MS does decide to make every tile transparent, they need to allow more color to be used on the tile logos, not just white. With very few exceptions (Vyclone), they're all white, thus harder to distinguish between each other when you're in a hurry to get something done. That's the only issue I have with transparent tiles. And I'd rather MS follow up on their interactive tiles promise than see widgets in the notification center.
  • I would like to see transparency on all tiles. But I like white logos. Could always insist on transparent tiles but allow the colour to be chosen, is white or dictated by app.
  • Or another option that will allow the user to choose a colour for the logos. Therefore allowing more customisation.
  • I think we need even just black or white icons for Live Tiles with black or white Live Tile color options too. 
  • I nearly posted that in my comment, but I think companies may not like us picking the colour.
  • Theme colour.....perhaps. As well ad the current white.
  • We need an app-level toggle for enabling/disabling live-tiles, white/app-color icon. Think how icons appear on transparent task bar in Windows 10 for Edge/Twitter, etc. All white, although consistent, make it hard to use/spot what's where. Again, I'm proposing this as an additional option.  
  • The tiles could be transparent but carry their own color instead of an accent color; i.e., Skype would be transparent blue instead of solid blue. That way you'd have standout icons while retaining a consistent visual style.
  • No. Looks like iOS and Android together.
  • Your hatred is blinding your judgement. It looks great
  • Exactly!
  • No. It looks awful
  • He's not wrong. Why make it look like the other OS's when it already looks great
  • Don't let your dream just be dream
  • If you don't have a dream, how you going to make a dream come true....
  • Someone's an ios fan
  • I just don't get all the unused space in the app list. Over half of it is just blank space.
  • I guess its for some apps who have long names. 
  • We NEED this. Seriously. May be not the "single app view" in multitask but everything else is REALLY great and gosh, No one could ever leave Windows with a style like that
  • Agreed!
  • The important thing is that s1 cares about our launcher,i love live tiles i change my android tablet with wp8 launcher but i think we need more options even if it looks like an iphone
  • This is where its at. I keep hearing MS needs a great hardware design. Truth is software is where it will allow MS mobile to compete.
  • Let's not get carried away. Better design would help but many other things also need to change in order to really compete.
  • Yep. But looking good is where it all starts. I thought WP had a chance when WP8 made major visual improvements. Then WM10 happened.
  • A buttery smooth, consistent and intuitive, beautiful experience is required, software wise.
  • I was thinking more like the stigma that surrounds windows mobile needs to be removed.  More windows mobile phones need to be made available through carriers so that consumers actually see it as an option.  Sales people need to stop steering people away from windows mobile and towards the iPhone.  And perhaps most importantly, more companies need to see windows mobile as a worthwhile platform for app development.  
  • Yes. This is a good idea. Folow up.
  • Awesome!!
  • I'm all in for this design.
  • I'm all in for this design.
  • We don't. Form completely over function is the route ios has gone down and stagnated.
  • This is EXACTLY what I want from Windows Phone's UX and UI! This guy needs to be hired or at the very least his mockups to be considered for WP10
  • Very nice, they need to incorporate this,
  • Love this new concept, but another revamp?! No.  One by one update? Yes.
  • Get this idea voted on. Awesomeness!!!!
  • I've got a better idea than widgets in action center. How about live tiles with built-in widgets which are activated by some user interaction
  • Possible "3D touch" exploding tiles opportunity here... ;)
  • Well that's the promise of Interactive Live Tiles demoed by Microsoft Research several years ago for Windows 8.1. We still don't know if that will come in Redstone or not, but they really should implement Interactive Live Tiles. Widgets are redundant and unnecessary for Windows. It just add bloat to system resources and making OS too feature heavy on redundancies. iOS have it because iOS homescreen isn't designed to have widgets, that's their own approach and it works for them, not for Windows. The progress bar and the polish of Action Center though is a must and Microsoft should implement that. I'm not so sure about translucency though, it's kinda looks visually busy.
  • Basically what you say. Widgets, no, no, no! Interactive Live Tiles, yes, yes, yes - these would keep the OS theme and be unique!
  • Ok so lets get a cyanogen type **** goin for WP. Waiting... Also... Anyone know where to get wallpapers like that?
  • Please don't forget to add (to the action menu) battery for your band/smart watch or accessories.
  • It would be nice for MS to make some of these changes optional parts of the real OS I think...
  • I totally agree with the idea of frosted glass look throughout. Correction* actionable tiles could replace widgets idea. So if I swipe a window to get info glance that would be dope... That's some next level stuff. Well done. Need this sooner than later.
  • I would personally like to see a start screen that is more consistent with Windows 10 for PC. By that I mean having groups of tiles rather than folders. I like how spaced out the groups are as well... This would allow the user to see more of the background picture and keep the screen more organized Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Actually why not have both Live Folders and Tile Grouping for better personalization and flexible organization of Start screen/menu. We need Live Folders in Windows 10 while we need Tile Grouping in W10M. Also Tile Grouping in Windows 10 needs to be flexible, the fixed state we currently have is restrictive for no reason.
  • I wouldn't mind having skin options like nokia and android have.
  • Nokia???
  • I like this guy's thinking, but to me this design is again a step away from the unique wp design language. I want to see blacks, sharp angles and no hamburgers. But I'm glad to see people working on alternative designs, let's hope MS is watching
  • Nice! But the NavBar is so iOS-ish. And who need widgets there anyway? The "x" for removing notifs in the NavBar is useless I think, swiping is easier and safer. And if "Pull to expand" is just the same with clicking "Expand" and not swiping down to expand, the additional words are useless. Swiping down to expand is not good btw. Swiping up to collapse is worse. Still nice concept tho! MS needs people like that!
  • The wording is to make the concept more user friendly for first time users. Maybe some people aren't aware of swiping to dismiss a notification, so they click the X and see that it swipes itself away so they know what to do next time
  • Loving the action center ideas. Actionable notifications are a must! Interactive live tiles would be a good differentiator. However, new features are coming too slowly. For a software giant like MS it's annoyingly slow.
  • They're focusing on improving their core backend stuff at the moment so features may be lacking for now, but hopefully once they've finished improving enough of the backend they'll be able to implement new features and make changes more efficiently, quickly and stable. :)
  • Actionable notifications are already here. Next time you get a text message, click expand... It is up to the dev of the app to use them.
  • I hope microsoft will use his UI.. I hate coloured tiles.. why don't use transparent ones?
  • To all the people praising this UI specially the action center. Why not just buy an iphone and let Microsoft do its own thing. Apart from the progress bar in the AC everything seems like a iOS launcher on windows phone.
  • You've talk man, your entire comment describe why this os looks unfinished, so? others can copy microsoft, but microsoft can't?
  • Oh yeah seriously, You may not have seen the complete document of this design. Watch it first buddy. And the concept of the store shown in this desin is 110% Windows 10 style and is much more better and uncluttered and clean then the current Windows 10 Mobile store.   Don't act like a fanboy bro. We need good design and eas of usability in order to get more people to use Windows 10 Mobiles.
  • I want all transparent tiles. I don't want an iPhone as the Windows workflow works best for me and I use Continuum a lot on my phone which I don't get with iPhone. I'm also developing apps to take advantage of Continuum. But I do believe Windows 10 needs refinements. This concept has a lot of good ideas that Microsoft should at least consider even if they don't end up implementing.
  • Not bad at all
  • Microsoft, SHUT UP and HIRE THIS GUY :)
  • I like it. Except the widgets idea! The rest would be a great improvement.
  • Someone send this to Gabe Aul...
  • Maybe tweet it to Gabe Aul? :)
  • Gabe has no power over this. You'd have to sent it to Belfiore (when/if he returns) or Meyerson directly.
  • Yeah, I think Gabe is more like a public relations guy for Insiders. Still even forwarding this to him would bring attention to their team if he shares this concept. Why not share that to 3 of them? XD
  • send it to jenmsft
  • He has some good ideas, but I don't think Microsoft should incorporate all of them exactly like he did it. Microsoft has a good thing going on here and it needs improvements but it doesn't need a revamp. I'd like to see more personalization options (like transparency in the Action Center) and a lot of improvements to the Store (consistency, reliability, Update History, update/download progress and notifications in Action Center).
  • Everything looks good except for the colored battery and blured live tiles when you're in a folder
  • I actually kind of like those ideas.
  • I don't like blurred tiles when opening live folder, either. Even a live folder 's opened, we still can click tile outside the folder.
  • The color battery should be optional for 3rd-party developers. The good thing about monochromatic system icons is that they won't conflict to the app color or any content underneath of those icons. App developers can even change colors and transparency to match with their apps. The colored battery icon would be an issue if there will be no option for developers not to use it. Also the monochromatic system icons are fine, it's visible enough but not "right-on-the-face". Blurred inactive Live Tiles is actually an issue since it will behave like iOS and Android folder where you can't interact with other stuff outside of the folder without closing it. The Live Folder we currently have allows user to still interact with other Live Tiles outside the folder without closing it. By design, the Live Folder is simply expand the Start screen not opening another pop-up box. I can see the purpose of blurring inactive ones to give better focus on opened Live Folders, but that should be only temporary.
  • Funny, I was trying to replicate the frosted glass effect on my start screen earlier tonight ...
    Anyway, the concept is kinda cool, looks like a mixture of W10m & iOS... However, the music controls on the notification tray is a bit much.
    _____
    What's with the Multitasking view though? I'm on 586.11 & I don't have the 4X4 layout... Is it based on the screen size?
  • Yeah. We get the 4x4 multitasking when on a larger screen device like Lumia 1520. Or you could get it on a 4.7" device by decreasing the text size to 175% or below, in Settings> System> Display.
  • Cool, Thanks!
  • Nice.... I love it...
  • Glad Windows central picked up on that concept, lets see if it spreads.
  • I like everything but the frosted glass. Apple has done it to death. The start screen background may as well not even be there.
  • Apple has done a lot of frosted glad because it looks nice. Not a bad idea to copy something that looks nice.
  • It does look nice but it feels Windows will look more like a copy of Apple's implementation (even though Windows Vista did it first) instead of giving more unique vibe to Windows. Still Microsoft can implement it but I'm also don't have much faith to Microsoft in terms of design nowadays. They might even ruin it by implement those aesthetics incorrectly and makes everything looks messy in result. They still haven't figure out what to do with their Microsoft Design Language with all those inconsistencies and weird design decisions.
      Microsoft needs a designer like this one in the article that have direction what to look like. Regardless of aesthetic choices what we all need is polish, that is something what W10M and even W10 don't have yet.
  • The 4x4 multi tasking screen is based on your text size in display settings
  • Hey, I can see this is a good idea in theory however there are a few issues which may hinder the concept of being somewhat viable. I'll explain each point below, one by one.​ New tile size: large - It sounds like a good idea in theory, however should only be in place if "show more tiles" is enabled within the settings. Other than that, it would be a little too large in scale compared to the others, which may cause the user more swiping to view the tiles, and lower the amount of glancing information without the need to scroll. All tiles must be transparent - This is also good, however should have the ability to be overridden by "show pictures on tiles" options within the settings. Native app icons more consistant - OK Navbar transparent - OK, however must be overridden when bar background is set to "black" for accessibility reasons. Interactive live tiles - This will be extremely difficult to apply, given the fact that swiping is also required to control the start screen itself. It will be very difficult for the phone to be able to distinguish between an "app swipe" and a standard "menu swipe". This would cause confusion with users, when the phone isn't doing what is requested by the user input. This would also cause accessibility issues for those with lower movement ability in their fingers. This would not be possible. Dark background - For accessibility reasons, this should be kept as it is, darker faded when on the app index list. Search box replaced with button - OK More spaced items - OK Grouped items / folders automatically laid out separated by text - OK Other apps become semi-transparent when folder opened - Not recommended, as this will cause a confusion between opened folders, and app rearrangement mode. Semi transparent icons for other apps will also cause some visual confusion to certain users. Will potentially look more cluttered. Having semi-transparrent labels / icons for standard use items in a semi-permanent state (tile rearrangement mode is not a semi permanent state so that is OK) will cause issues for those with visual impairments. More space for the folder name - OK, but a little less than shown between the label and the set of icons below it. The space above the text label and the previous upper icons is fine. Coloured battery indicator - Not recommended. Using colour is inconsistent with the rest of the OS when white text is used. Should be kept white / grey (with the exception of a LOW status). Battery charging icon separated from the main battery capacity indicator: OK Action centre: Translucent background - OK Widgets, like that of Spotify: OK, as long as they don't require a vertical swipe motion, as this may cause confusion with user input and the OS for widgets that are near the bottom of the screen. Widgets should also be smaller and more limited to the top half of the screen, or more important notifications will be hidden off screen and may provide an inconvenience to the user. Alternatively, keep current action widgets at the top (such as audio playback) and any personal user-based notifications then come immediately after, and only then should other system statuses be shown (such as app updates). This means the most important information relating to the user is displayed, instead of pushed off of the screen. More space between notifications - OK, but only between categories. Individual notifications should be kept grouped, and grouped with the header of that group, to make it a lot clearer to the user. Progress bars from the store, etc - OK Additional widgets - Not recommended, this is what the start screen is for. The issue with Android is it is very cluttered, and having the same widgets in two places would be pointless. Media playback, yes, however anything else should be kept to the main home screen. This leaves more space for important notifications, such as SMS, E-mail, etc. Much more attractive: OK, as long as it is kept in line with the rest of the OS. Blurring on backgrounds would be a bad idea, as this would be a copycat experience. Fading down the imagery to black on the other hand, would work.  
  • Thank you for the insights.
    @Other users of WC:
    Please read this and think over it. All that seems attractive may not be useful.
  • Microsoft let this idea become a reality... For the sake of the people
  • May be some good points but if it bares any resemblance to CrApple count me out!
  • I like this design!! Count my vote in MS!! Take some notes from this guy's design!
  • It's nice but... obviously mocking up some screens isn't the only thing holding back an entire UI from becoming a reality. Usability, compatibility, battery life, performance, time/cost to implement, etc. are all factors in building a real OS in addition to making it look pleasant. I'm not really satisfied with the current experience but they only have so many resources and a lot of work to do. They're not sitting around trying to figure out what's lacking in their UI design.
  • Microsoft need to hire this guy asap, everything I see here is amazing!
  • If you see the rest of this guys ideas he clearly thinks hamburger menus are a good idea personally any windows 10 mobile hamburger menus should not be on windows phones, it destroys the brilliant flow and feel that makes windows phones so unique and different from the rest.  I thought 8.1 was great yeh it needed imessage alternative and a apple pay alternative  and some apps but it certainly wasnt bad lol.
  • I approve. Looks great. Bit of a mystery to me why some of you think it's so similar to iOS. 
  • This is fantastic!
  • I like the Start screen, all apps, folder, and battery indicator changes; though I don't think you can force app developers to have a transparent tile.  Some are going to want to keep their own for the sake of branding.   For the Action Center, I don't know why the translucent effect isn't there yet as thats what Win 10 PC has.  The rest though is basically iOS, and widgets are totally unnecessary in WP; that's what the live tiles are for. 
  • Battery indicator color is ok...but I'd rather just the actual percent as is.
  • People complaining that it looks too much like iOS/Android clearly haven't been seeing how the UI of Windows Phone has been going the last couple years. The one area left where it still has it over those two are the Live Tiles. I really don't get how people can find static icons that look like desktop shortcuts plastered all over their screen appealing, or anything but dated looking.  
  • Haha...yep...hate those static icons.
  • Widgets in the action centre?
    Redundant Imo actionable live tiles are better. The blurring of the start screen when a folder is selected can be further improved - when you drag a tile out of a folder, the folder gets blurred and the rest of start screen becomes normal. Additional tile sizes would be nice and so would a stop button. Also the X on the side on the action centre is not necessary. We have the ability to swipe away individual notifications, all notifications for an app or all notifications via clear all. Plus we need the drop arrow for long texts, emails etc. Doesn't it also act as show / hide button for the reply text box?
  • Now that's a UI improvement! This what we have been asking for in the insider feedback on w10mobile. I hope this ui design is adopted ny MSFT for W10Mobile. Amd insiders, post this feedback with the pictures to MSFT using windows feedback suggestions!!!
  • I also think widgets are unnecessary - we already have tiles. But overall, this ui/ux concept is beautiful. Also, keep the option of choosing tiled picture or transparency
  • Hire this guy Microsoft!!!
  • Not sure I like the idea of widgets at all. Interactive tiles would be nice. Download status in action is cool as well.
    So overall..this guy has some good ideas and some that I don't care for.
    Wonder if this will actually get used to create an actual ROM and not just nice looking screen composites.
  • In Cortana when looking at news items the "see more" line is the same font size as the "hide this" line and they are too close together. See more should be a larger font and more separate from the other line since you are more likely to use it often then you would hide it
  • Oh and another thing...i would hate for every single tile to be transparent.
  • They take all the refinement in consideration i will try to let Gabe Aul see it
  • Microsoft, user this design/these features as a reference point for Redstone!!!
  • Nice, but my phone might not able to run it smoothly
  • Bring this and android apps back and were good lol every body is the night and shield of Microsoft platinum os but not to the rest of the world buying iPhones and androids
  • Also bring the widgets
  • We already have the ability for developers to bring their iOS apps to Windows, which are generally the better apps, so Project Astoria is redundant. Also Islandwood (iOS) allows the recompiling into a universal app. Astoria is just an emulator which is not what we want. Why emulate Android when you can just buy an Android phone for better performance in those apps? Recompiled apps are still native to the Windows phone and will have higher performance than emulated apps.
  • So the basic thing is :MAKE THE THING EDGY AGAIN ! **** THE ROUND MAINSTREAM DESIGN !
  • I like the action center and folder changes he proposed but would prefer to keep the search bar on the all apps list.
  • Microsoft needs to pay attention to this concept and implement this into it's OS. Now! :)
  • It's perfect! Oh, Microsoft! This is what windows 10 mobile must be. But I don't think interactive live tiles is necessary, it will ruin devices with 512mb ram. Microsoft should focus first to the action center.
  • Won't be available for 512 mb devices only 2gigs and above
  • Where did you get that information?
  • Nowhere ? I just refered to his comment above. It makes sense that 512 won't get that feature because it would kill the ram. That's why there were/are normal apps that didn't support 512mb ram. Not because they eat up so much but because it ran horrible.
  • Awesome design... Please implement these in the latest build....
  • Why Microsoft just can do this kind of designs?
  • Sucks.
  • Also that action centre he desined : I been posting exactly the same in the feedback app and on twitter for ages now.. Nothing has come. And it prolly won't, because its microsoft
  • If ms add all this, it will be personalisation because of choices
  • My whole issue with the first effect is that individual companies like Microsoft with office, Pandora, Evernote and others don't let us removed these loud colors from their tiles. I find this strange because we all know these companies by their logos, not the time colors. It messes up my start screen
  • Well it's really the developers decision to use or not use transparent Tiles. Colors are part of company/product branding too. But yeah, it would be great if there is a "forced" option but that still won't promise everything will be transparent. Some apps such as games don't just use icons, they use image as a branding, which is the good use of Live Tile by design.
  • Its time for skins, themes or launchers, so everyone could be happy
  • SO MUCH WANT! *HEAVY BREATHING*
  • Look like great ideas to me
  • Jo guys question : Am I the only one who just doesn't see a landscape mode for the start screen as more then a stupid idea ? I mean how should that even work ? I mean I can see that work on android because it only has one screen for aps and not like winphone where you can scroll down till infinity, how should that be rendered, processed and replaced ? I think landscape would screw up win10 mobile
  • If they just implement landscape just for the sake of it then it will be suck. This needs careful implementation and it needs change on how the Start screen handles Live Tiles and arrange them. The Start screen needs to be smarter in arranging those Live Tiles based on order and groups (if Tile Grouping exist in W10M too). So it will simply reflow and fill the gaps when switching between landscape and portrait. Currently, Start screen in W10M and even in W10 isn't that fluid. Example when you switch from 2 column tile configuration to 3 column tile configuration in W10M, it leaves a blank space on the right, it shows Start screen isn't intelligent to fill those gaps, that is even worse indeed if there was an landscape mode without smart reflow.
  • Yeah that's what I thought. So I keep on voting against it, because its Sth that would be release buggy yet again and right now the start screen works.
  • It will work exactly like Windows 10 PC.
  • I like it but I don't like why the designer wants to force transparent tiles. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Transparent tiles is what everybody wants me included. I hate having background pictures but ain't able to see them due to fluffin non transparent tiles. Srly. Its time to update apps to win 10 for transparent live tiles. Or at least let win10 do that automatically
  • Oh yeah like make it so that all of the them must be CAPABLE of it because yeah it is annoying. I thought the designer was trying to say you can't make it solid color but no they're saying they don't want some tiles to not be transparent while half are. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • But now it is your wish! You can customize it any way, you need transparent tiles, you can keep it, if not make it translucent. You don't have to force people to use transparent tiles!
  • Exactly, but the fact that the option isn't there because NOONE OF THE APPDEVELOPERS CARES ABOUT WINDOWS 10 and transparent live tiles, just makes it a demand to ms to make that an option.
  • Please don't insult Microsoft by asking them to hire this guy, because all he has done is copy a bunch of features from android! Nothing else! The action centre in W10 is perfectly fine. We need action centre for quick access and notifications. You don't update your phone everyday so what is the point of showing phone update in action centre? Again, we also do not need the music control in the action centre because all we need to do is to click the volume rocker to access it. Only drawback is it is too quick. The solution to this problem is to provide a small button or arrow in the music control and it should not disappear until we click the arrow or the button. Tiles make the windows phone something special. There is no point in replacing them with widgets. Moreover, when you can access the whole app just by clicking tiles, why should we even care about widgets!?
  • Also, why would the phone show the update status when you don't update anyway hm ? Now think again please. What you said makes no sense :zd
  • The phone shows the update status to help us make sure that the update is in progress and when it might end! You don't need to look at it every 10secs or so!
  • No ? Well I like to know how much is downloaded. Because its called " knowing if the update is working and if there are any issues "
  • Repost : We need widgets. I hate that I can't controll volume and music . I mea. Why the **** do I have to press louder button to get music control ?
  • Just pressing it once won't increase the volume!
  • It does actually on my 1520. And I hate pressing it. Its dumb. I want to select the next song or make the music stop. How should I do it when I have only one hand free hm ? Or when its lying on the table ? Ive a case you know ? And its 1520 . Pushing the button isn't working . Pressing it with one hand as a right handed ins a thing, pressing the butten when its lying on a table takes ******* long dude. The widget in the start menu would not only give me absolut fast controll, but also controll over music to be closed completely or not. Right now it just closes completely
  • I don't know. It doesn't happen in l630! It is as smooth as it should be!
  • So all you arguing is : Well, why should we need Sth that essentially is a basic thing to begin with. Why should windows 10 mobile keep up with its lack of content and stay clumsy and should have no quick access ? Sure. Develope an mobile OS with no fast access to everything. Good luck buddy.
    Windows 10 mobile need that to provide full controll
  • You talking about quick access = Widgets are designed and made for quick access. You swap down the action centre and bam 1. Music 2.messeges 3.updatestatus 4.weather and so on.
    Sir , I don't mean to insult you, but you totally arguing against yourself there.
  • Buddy...now all I do is press the volume rocker button and bam there it is!
  • That's not quick access. Its pressing a button. And still no quick access weather, quick access update status, quick access music. Hm ? What is when I want to have groove music and Spotify opened at the same time ? Then I just Spotify and press the groove music track to continue in the start menu or vice versa. Its ******* usefull Also those things are important to power users who simple need everything to be right there like me. It speeds things up and makes you more productive.
  • It is quick enough! You simply don't need an android device in the name of windows10. What is the point of using a wp then? We might as well throw our phones and go buy a cheap android device with all the customizable features!
  • The point of having a windows phone is its unique design, its fast access to apps and the personalisation. The fact that its windows and that its universal.
    Android just has some points , and taking them and making them better is not a bad thing. It improves this os a lot.
    Also this is not windows phone anymore. Those unique days are gone. Live up to that
  • Just be happy with what you have and please be quiet. Likei said I don't want to insult you, but your points are ignorant und dumb.
    Quick access is important and the faster the better. The more controll I have over my phone and the more I can achieve just by sliding down the action centre is important and Sth that should have been there from the beginning.
    Its called productivity. If you don't like having full controll and all at once. Please you don't have to use it. But I like having my **** together and being able to multitask in prepper way
  • Take notes Microsoft
  • No the landscape mode isnt shown in the article Also : .
    Winfuture.de confirmed 3 of the shown things are coming with Redstone update : 1. Interactive live tiles 2. Widgets 3. windows 10desktop like transparent action centre and also landscape mode
  • That's four
  • No the landscape is not in the design
  • Yes please....
  • user SHOULD decide if tile is transparent or colored
  • Music controls in the action center and all transparent tiles would be the best
  • On paper designs can look like anything you want it yo like until start the coding process and realize that that code will not work with your code or it is not working the the way you want it to. Two different things entirely which Microsoft has done an excellent job at getting this far from scratch. It will keep getting better just had to let Microsoft work with it all and not rush it. When things are rushed problems will occur and it will take more time to find and fixed which takes away from the innovation process. Want to see a design update either create an overlay or submit it Microsoft and they will work to make things happen
  • They already rushed it. They released it to public before it was finished and beyoned ready at all
  • A big yes to him.Very nice idea
  • 1. Just release the OS first, let rhe polishing later.
    2. Make the home screen in landscape, please.
    3. Forget the widget, just make interactive tile.
  • Music widget us actually a good thing. Just think about it this way: You can both groove music and Spotify widgets pinned to the action centre and easily jump from one to one. You can have your weather in there and not on glance screen ( no overuseage of batterlife there ) and you'd full controll over everything.
  • I love this concept
  • This looks awesome
  • Sometimes, I wish that I can multitask--split screen. I had taken a picture of important dates, and I wanted to apply them into my calender. I had to keep switching back and fourth to note the events.
  • We need more developers like this.
  • No...more like Rudy Huyn
  • Whatever MS does I hope they NEVER turn WP into an Android like OS... We do not need to have a 20 cores phones with 24gb of RAMs just to run interactive tiles, widgets and other stuff. The beauty of MS products is their simplicity and user friendly focus. I really hope they don't fall into that "marketing strategy" :/
  • No more hamburger menu which is more like android. I preferred the swipes, way way easier than having to reach that icon at the top. Haven't they realized the photo app is now better with the swipes than the menu so why not make all apps that way too.
  • Nice concept
  • Microsoft, please work on this design first,save rest of your updates for later
  • In my Opinion this Action Center is WAY to iOS-y and has nothing "Own"
  • Looks pretty darn good to me!
  • Does no one see the need for the search bar? It's for consistency, when there's a list like this, there's a bar now. Before when it was just the icon, complaints, now its obviously, still more complaints. Y'all just don't even know what you want... =/
  • I think they'll keep the search bar to keep it accessible
  • Interactive live tiles is amazing concept. It takes windows platform into next level. I like this action center but not much. It seems to be android notification bar. Background downloading every app on action center is very much needed. if u not consider background downloading. there will be no windows phones in future.
  • Unpopular opinion: I really don't like widgets
  • Same here
  • Since you are obviously more advanced than microsoft,would you please make a windows 10 facebook app? Because,well,the current one is a disgrace to msft and windows platform.and how come windows central never mentioned anything about that app being totally useless? Come on guys....give this man a job....
  • Tbh, if Microsoft had taken on this idea I think I windows10Mobile would have a HUGE chance to win customers over. That design looks much more cleaner and is good for eyes, as well as more convenient action centre etc. Why haven't Microsoft done this yet?? :o (I'm not saying Windows Phone is doomed ^ I'm just saying it would win MORE people over if it was more appealing and convenient like this design concept)
  • It's very iOS, but it looks amazing! This guy just needs to make his own OS. Haha. qq
  • That blurry glass has been around since Vista. For some reason MS never bothered using it in WP. It looks incredible.
  • Hats off to this guy
  • This guy shud b in microsoft, interactive live tiles are fxcking amazing
  • Awesome
  • ******* amazing. If this guy started a Kickstarter program or something I wouldn't hesitate to support. This is literally EVERYTHING I've been waiting on Microsoft to incorporate into Win10M.
  • Microsoft dont want this guy.. Pfftt
  • Frosted glass "Aero Glass" has been around since Vista.
  • This is awesome......
  • This is phenomenal work. Weather widget is a little redundant unless the app is set to tell you the weather every morning so you don't even have to pin the app to your start screen.
    But this guy is so darn smart. His design is gorgeous. MS PLEASE HIRE.
  • Wowwwwwwwww
  • Microsoft please learn from this guy. I'm loving this concept of Windows Mobile. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Looks dang good. I am actually a minimalist, so transparency and extra fluff are wasted on me. But I would really love much more customization. Want much better lock screen customization also while they revamp the UI.
  • Please make the changes as shown in the improved screen shots... Please...
  • It's AMAZING to me how unpolished and amateur W10M looks. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • One thing I don't agree with is the "all transparent tile"
    I like some tiles to stand out so I can easily find it.
  • Agreed
  • It can easily be optional. All new apps don't have the color in the icon, its coded in the app manifest.
  • Yes!!!!!!!!! YesueusyeydysysysysyyesssssYES!!YESYEYSYEUYESYes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! MICROSOFT LISTEN TO US THIS IS WHAT WE WANT!!!!! NOW!! OR SOON
  • What I find so fascinating is to watch how varied the reactions are to a fan concept. It is also an illustration of how hard it is to please a large group of users. Some love this and demand MS implement it, others don't like it at all, still others have a different preference for UI changes. It has to be tough for the teams at MS to boil it all down and really focus on one design path. Windows has always been about custom choices, which results in a more utilitarian look. Universal Apps is yet another example of the cost that comes with trying to design around multiple form factors.
  • Improve it. We want it
  • Awful
  • Beautiful!!
  • First check for loopholes.. Whether such ui needs additional graphic requirement.
  • Progress bars in action center would be amaze
  • Can you just create a new "suggestion" for Microsoft feedback page and submit this link. I think we could get 50k upvotes. Anyone else?
  • Big fan of this redesign. Hopefully, Microsoft is perusing.
  • Some concepts is good but widget in action center and big tile is not good idea, i think this concept make battery life darin faster but i really want play video ib live tile
  • I like the idea widgets for things like controlling music. There really isn't a way to integrate music controls into the tiles. For the most part, I prefer live tiles to widgets though. Also, I'd like the option to change the titles from transparent to opaque, and the option the change colors of individual tiles. I'm constantly playing with my home screen. I love that I can change the look and I'd love more options for that too. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Awesome design. Supercool features I think this can be the best proposal ever.   
  • I don't quite get people that say "this looks too iOS-ish and Android-ish therefore it is not good". I thought it is a fact that both OS has AC better than ours. If you are not talking about, say, copyright reasons, then I can't see why reject it.
    For example, Widget is NOT a bad thing. When you want to, say, switch a Spotify playlist when playing a game or just can't switch apps, you can make good use of it. Imo if some people think it is redundant, must make it optional for those who like it. Along with interactive (MS yes please!), they would 100% make apps more accessible, on start screen or in app.
  • In Action Center, last pic, there are cellular data, auto britheness and settings turned on. Settings turned on?!
  • I like the suggestions. Don't know if there is a need for the widgets in the action center but I do like the idea of making it better. Music controls being in there are nice along with doing something with the background. Even if u just barely showed the wallpaper or something.
    I think he has some good ideas though with good intentions and talent. Microsoft should listen to those raising their banner who have talent.
  • Am I only just realizing the batt indicator doesn't change color? Should have been there from day one. Get on it Windows team.
  • I like his concepts and its very neat.....
  • Hope this will be the next big update....
  • Really cool concept... But I don't agree with the widgets at all... It kills the whole purpose of having tiles on the start screen...
    If you really want to know about the weather, just pin the tile... Why to have widgets and make the action center messy... Same goes for the progress of the app installation... Simple notification about completion of installation and updating of apps is enough...
    Again, if you are going to have interactive tiles, what's the use of that Spotify widget (or whatever) in the action center... Also we do have the media controls when we press the volume buttons...
    My point is that all these things will only make the action center look congested and there will be no difference between android and w10m action center...
  • Except I don't think widgets are that necessary. Other than that, awesome design. Super sexy.
  • Many of them are good suggestions......but not hopeful for windows phone.. .i had few guests in my home today and many iPhone users think Samsung is still.great and then when I ask about opinion about wp then one of them said never ever buy any windows phone it's totally crap...and all other agreed , they think it's not properly functional , missing apps, no good option etc and I tried to minimize it which was not fruitful...then I just hide my L640,.lol...
  • I hate the color battery idea - completely mismatched. In the app list I would add a sectioned and multi-purpose search. One section for apps, another for files, etc. - swipe to change sections. Also, I would add a most used portion at the top of the lists. Other than that, I like the changes.
  • He missed something important. There should be a feature to group a set of tiles and to name them as on Win 10. I think that this feature is coming to phones in the Redstone build.
  • Of course it's a great idea Microsoft should think about it
  • I like it....I am with you man on this...
  • yes MS pls hire this guy!!! ASAP
  • Yessssssss. ​It's sad the low hanging fruit of UI/UX improvements are being done by the community.  I understand that there are problems with forking Windows 10, and attempting to unilatterally develop UI/UX improvements across all form factors.  However, Windows Mobile should be treated just like the Xbox team.  In fact, in the same relevance that the Xbox has a completely different use case scenario that justifies it's unique interface, the same reality exists for mobile.  I'd love to see smart lock screens, that you can pin widgets like weather/music controls (both minimum and advanced) that allow you to be more interactive with apps that are currently changing the "hub(s)" (which is supposed to be you) experience.  When I'm playing music, and I've identified a bluetooth/aux accessory to be my car, I'd like for there to be a change in the user experience. For example, longer lock screen time out, automatic pop up of lock screen 15 seconds before the song ends, and full list of radio songs.  
  • Transparent action centre and widgets will be good
  • I do not like the idea of all tiles being the same color. My start screen looks like a creative mess and I like it that way. Having tried all, or most apps, using a single color (there had been apps to make this work) looked rather dull to me. As if the phone was there for others to see rather than it was useful for my every day use.
  • I must say @JobsRobson has made a flawless design. From start sceen to action center to store, the refinements are truly fabulous. It's a worth tip for Microsoft that they should look into these. And again, well done @JobsRobson !
  • Wow look at those nav buttons.. Look so cool.. The redesigned buttons look crap
  • Please Microsoft apply this design
  • I mean the home or windows button should be a little bigger.. Same goes for the back and search button...just like in the proposed concept.
  • Ms. Please don't worry about aesthetic improvement for now. There're a lot of bugs to squash in wm10. Focus on that first please.
  • Awesome design concept MSFT must learn from this and implement it which will surely make the device look more polished and UI good hope so MSFT do learn from this.
  • I agree with this guy, he surely pointed some of the real flaws of the WP10 design... If Microsoft takes notice about this, that would be great...
  • Come on MS. It might not be difficult to apply that design. Hire that guy and make happy customers.
  • I like that design...esp the progress bar in the action centre that simply signify background tasks are refined and intuitive.
  • Saw this posted on Reddit yesterday and thought he had some really nice ideas around spacing and things like that. I don't like the overall aesthetic he's gone for personally but a number of his ideas could fit in well with the current design.
  • Personally I don't like evrything transparent. I like solid coloured tiles too.
  • Yes, love these ideas
  • Very very nice!
  • I really want this to happen. Especially the transparent Action Center and Media Widget :)
  • Why make a user do an extra step to search an app in the App List, I think that's why Microsoft has the search box in the App List.
  • There's no extra, the icon would bring the keyboard up too
  • Amazing!! MS please hire this guy in your design team..
  • So basically, change every tile icon to white. I hate that. Other than that, Microsoft, JUST DO IT!!!!
  • He deserves a free flagship, L 950xl
  • I REALLY like this. Would be awesome if they could do it. Would make Windows Phone sexy again.
  • I like the changes.
  • This is so awesome
  • Now the UI can improve, but lets focus on making a MODERN BROWSER UNLIKE IE for WinPhone. Where is Firefox?
  • It's called edge bro
  • I also am incredulous a single designer yet again proves he can design better than Microsoft's entire Windows team. You can say what you want about design/implementation but if the W10M tools are so broken it's forcing developers to break these supposed "great designs" kept secret inside Microsoft then that's something else that needs to be fixed...
  • Yeah, this is childish. MS hires real professionals who work within their vision. This mock up gane is easier from the outside. A waste of time.
  • This is once again a concept that only looks at bringing a nice looking design but just ignores the actual UX. There are plenty of issues with this design, including accessibility, power usage, contrast and more.
  • Don't be stupid. Iphone notification screen and store is way more cramped than this, accessibility was never a problem. One of my staff is blind and has an iphone; has no issues with accessibility.
  • Interactive tiles! They are enough. Believe me!
  • I normaly do not enjoy these ideas.  I rather just use what is and stop caring about what could be. when is right now enough?  he has a few good points.  
  • Just forward this to Microsoft :D a lot of nice suggestions in here!
  • These are really good looking enchantments! Let's hope that Microsoft will see these and specially LEARNS from these.
  • Well, I think before we get interactive tiles or widget tiles, realtime animated tiles would add more value. Ah, and the portrait tile format... why did they cancel this, again?
  • Microsoft's design looks incomplete with unnecessary spacing at needless points within the OS. The look is too monotonous. This is an appearance of OS that should have been launched in the 90's. And about this concept revamp.. awesome job
  • Need color though.. Look dead without color. I do like transparent action centre and the app list.
  • I definitely like the music controls on the action center
  • Redisign Bing while your at it. Looks ugly now.
  • Looks good, but no reason for widgets.
  • Except for the fact that there totally are reasons for widgets
  • I really like that design, in my humble opinion it is great!
  • Give this man a contract by Microsoft to realize this! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I really liked the Action center part, though it looks similar to ios, Bt wouldn't have given a s**t for wat people are complainin abt if it was implemented in WP 10, hoped this man had it posted this earlier before WP10 build, don't know maybe Microsoft wud a given a thought on it..
  • That's why I love windows ,this concept is the best also add night mode on glace screen where you can read email,sms headings even before opening,he should be bording microsft team at redmond. good work.'
     
  • Pretty Awesome! I hope Microsoft is watching!
  • Nope if they're they don't care their going to do what they want
  • This sentence offends me.
  • Why because its true? Microsoft could see the the best ui design concept ever and still want implement it for some reason and go about it their way
  • No, because it was a disgustingly constructed sentence.
  • I'd be fine with how W10M is currently....would be nice to have some of these options (none of them being mandatory) but I think W10M is good for me as is.
  • Inspired!
  • Awesome ideas!
  • I want all of this! I don't have a problem with the current search box though..but, plain black backgrounds in windows make it look like the classic contrast theme of the old times!
  • iOS ui is good enough. THIS is similar but with live tiles it's just great! MS go 4 it!
  • But, I think transparent tiles should have colourful icons, not white..it becomes too dull that way..with all translucent effect it seems like they are icons drawn with a white correction pen..please don't make it so dull either..
  • I would pay for an upgrade to Windows to look like this!
  • How about we code and include everything and give the users a choice if they need widgets or oversized icons or volume control and anything else mentioned above. That seems to be the only way to keep everyone happy out here.
  • The only thing I hated was the "why?" Comment in the all apps list, I use it a lot, saves scrolling or jumping to the correct letter. However, I hate the design of the current search box, it looks misplaced and ugly. The rest of the design is alright but I think Microsoft will do a better job and make it more consistent with the design language and general feel of the OS, the action centre features are a great upgrade.
  • Agree, but no widgets please - Interactive Live Tiles would be awesome and keep the UI as is.
  • No widgets? Why the hell not? These look great. If u don't want widgets, don't use them.
  • Transparent tiles should be optional! not a must.
  • I lost faith in the platform so it doesn't matter we had alot of great concepts in the past but Microsoft refuse to barely listen
  • He's done good, but I have already made some improvements to his design, and don't necessarily agree with everything he has come up with I.e transparent tiles for the native apps but then a coloured charging status... It would be cool if there was an option for these things.
  • largly looks just the same as windows is but theres things here that are common sence and others that personally i just dont want.  I like the lines for grouped apps.  I also think having hamburger menu in any design is a instant fail and personally would rather not have anyone who favors hamburger designing for microsoft.  I like refined notification area and the battery colour change, still like to see that plug for battery returned to the large size of old, it still is anoyingly small lol.  The real changes i want to see is hamburger removed or made a secondry set of commands for iphone and android users but include pivoting in all areras.  Grove album view needs to give us more options on view, lik a full screen thumbnail view of say 25-30 tiles per page for easy access. Again im not a huge fan of all this guys thoughts some are good some are bad and alot are just common sence.
  • Pivoting is not coming back in the way it was. Its not that great when u rely on it for navigation. Get over it.
  • Too the people that said its too much like IOS the original windows phone lost its identity already might as well use this concept
  • It hasn't lost its identity at all. Its like the fanboys don't WANT the OS to look beautiful. I really don't get it. Im sorry but as good as it was to navigate, 8.1 was ass ugly.
  • I love these widgets. Hire the guy Microsoft and get rid off whoever is working in the Ui department for windows 10!
  • Good jobs
    Bravo windows 10 mobile
  • The design is cool, and it would be much better if it is incorporated into Microsoft new mobile Lumia 650, also the tile transparency needs more work.
  • that looks a whole lot better..windows 10 is ugly right now
  • Nice
  • Well knowing Microsoft there not going to want this brilliant idea, instead their going to stick with there unpolished UI. Because they don't listen to fan feedback as they should. It's true...
  • If Microsoft sees this, they should hire this designer. Those action centre changes are very nice and would be welcomed. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Start menu and app list changes are dope! however widgets seem unneccesary.
  • Wow!!! This design looks amazing!!!! Hats off to the designer :) Not only does it look amazing, things like the elements in the action center looks practical and gives users more easy access. If Microsoft can pull this off then it will be easy for them to capture the mobile market share ;) Personally I love this new design and hope to see it in the near future ;)
  • Please make that possible! Windows 10 mobile is more unique when they do that such changes in the next build and many of windows phone users will be glad if that happens.
  • (Y)
  • No to X for removing notifications - we currently have the lovely swipe that delays the row effect, which is awesome. No to widgets but yes to Interactive Live Tiles.
  • Agree with the search box here - I'm a fan of hidden menus and this design is just right with the search symbol only.
  • I believe that music controls at the Action Center is a must!!! I am asking for this since they mentioned wp8.1 for the first time! When I am in "some app" and listening to music at the same time -and the phone is on a table or a bed for example- it's really stupid to hold the phone and press the volume rocker every time I want to change song or whatever!! and it only shows for one second and then disappears before I even decide whether to skip this song or not!
  • I sent, via windows feedback, these images to the wi10m team to explain that THIS is what we want. I hope they take heed to it and get Jon Robson onboard
  • why cause he can draw in paint?  can he program?
  • I used these images and Jon Robson as a suggestion in windows feedback. As insiders, lets all do this, that's the only real way to appeal to MSFT. This is what many of us have been asking for (minus widgets - we have live tiles, don't need widgets). If u agree, please suggest this design in windows feedback!
  • The only problem with this is... Windows Phones are not iOS.
  • This is a very interesting concept. I love the idea of semi-transparency when opening a folder, and also progress bars and music controls in action centre. Coloured battery indicator would be nice too, but not important. He's made the whole thing a lot cleaner and I like that.
  • I want that interface!!! It's awesome! I hope that Microsoft will work to this interface.
  • I really like these small changes. It's the small details that count. Hope somebody @Microsoft will see this design concept...
  • You asked what Microsoft should focus on first, and I think it should be transparent tiles for all apps, then grid style for the app list should be given as an option just as Nokia did it before. Give the user the power to choose. Then give us a polished OS after all just have been done.
  • In my Opinion, this design is a bit like apple and android, looking back on problems, if a company steam the idea of another, Example (oracle lawsuit google, http://www.cnet.com/tags/oracle/  or apple vs samsung http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/18/8619871/apple-samsung-appeal-patent-tr...) i prefere the original concept of microsoft, they just have to add some idea like seach bar and the bar on folder thats all, the live tiles do the job perfectly for the weather and the music thingy in the notification area, the volume is better. you may ask why even your phone is lock just click on the unlock button u can pause and unpause, ( in this concept u'll have to unlock the phone 1st then go to notification area 2nd, well i prefere the original concept).
  • The age the best ideas of seem so far
  • I've seen other ones a bit better but this is good.
  • No. Please. This looks like the worst from iOS and the worst from Android mixed.
  • Let's all sign and petition and make sure Microsoft hears this guy. I want this UI.
  • This is a useless exercise. We can all create make believe designa but the guys busting their behinds daily to make the official ones are those who do work at MS, and those are the people who make the calla on what MS wants. So this is as relevant as a kids' doodle.
    Isn't it easier to play pretend and create this without the pressure of a real job?
    Besides, this particular one looks too much like IOS. And that's awful. Windows Central, please don't waste space with this kind of non-news. You're better than this and that's why we read you.
  • someone at Microsoft REALLY shoould see this and take note. These changes would make the OS look AND feel better!
  • Great concept than microsoft
  • Hopefully no tons of drastic changes to the UI as the people will get lost again. We can easily say adapt to it because most of us might have knowledge on Windows. But remember, majority of the consumers aren't that tech savvy enough. This is one reason Windows Phone ir Windows Mobile are havibg the hard time selling because of its impression of "user not friendly".
  • wow thats awesome!!!im waiting for 10s now my windows 8.1 is so boring ...Microsoft needs those ideas ..it must take windows 10 ui very friendly and nice like ( ios and android) make windows 10 better not onemore bored windows ui...
  • Great
  • Do you guys really think Microsoft is going to listen? They might add a few things of his over time but its not going to look as good as this I been on the windows wagon for too long now lol
  • It's really cool ! It would be awesome if Microsoft can implement these changes. At least making notifications pane semi transparent with music widget. These changes will surely attract more users to prefer windows mobile !
  • I don't agree with the transparent tiles. Colors are what makes Windows phone so beautiful.
  • I am good with windows 10 mobile 10586.63. Things are good. If we think everything have to change... Be in mind that Ms has some guidelines nd priorities we need to give gud respect. We need to think about universal app and one OS in all devices. I agree this is great design. Thank you for that #CodingBridge
  • Although the design is a mishmash of android and iOS ; i agree there is a lot of scope of improvement for windows 10.
    He is right about the consistency of transparent tiles and folders.
    Also Windows 10 needs widgets and download progress bar in notification centre
  • Concept s so nice... Expecting this s in the future..
  • people don't realize that creating a design is diff from implementing it, if u call this guy up as much as we want this design for Microsoft phone OS, he cannot even write a code for implementation so they are diff things but I bliv Microsoft will polish the design in the nearest feature as consumers have crave for this
  • I love this concept
  • Why do people say things like "Microsoft will no doubt..." bring these types of things in future updates. No one knows what they will do. Also, who cares if it ends up being like Android or iOS? You do! But why? I think the world has seen live tiles and voted widgets by a wide margin. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Great concept for windows 10 especially progress bar in action center, Microsoft please listen to him, he's awesome
  • This is detailing
  • Its really beautiful and pretty to see
  • The action centre takes a lot from the iOS design. But I love it
  • Well I prefer this refinement and OS design Because with this Windows 10 mobile can rise more then current state. More over it will be more more awesome for us Current user well at least we can get some awesome features which are lack in current wp 10 !
    Lumia 950 is not competing with other devices what we expected all because of Current OS status! Hope to see such or same improvements in future thats why i am sticking with Windows phone!
  • Well if MS didn't did improvements like these then i am afraid many wp user will convert to ios or android!
  • All I see is fancy pictures (which usually is okay) but the constant "this is awful", bad grammar and digs at Microsoft makes me not take the guy seriously. He tries too hard to make what we have now ugly while also promoting his stuff. So yeah, keep the concept.
  • This honestly looks fantastic! Hope people at Microsoft sees this!
  • MS should works on this. Is really a nice job. More refined than Microsoft ones.
  • I wouldn't mind this at all. Technically, everyone complaining it looks too android/ios like need to look at windows vista to understand they actually introduced alot of the designs used on those OS's.
  • So to understand. Some people here did not want this refinements only because it remembers iOS or Android. You do realize that this time you CAN'T create something that doesn't remember something else. NEVER. Also, it supposed that W10M will be the same as W10. If I am right W10 has an transparence Action Center. So what's the problem? I don't know if I like Widget on AC but everything else is great. Actionable notifications, downloading progress etc.
  • The action center and folder thing is a good idea but like some guys say the other features are similar to ios.plus some features he mentions are already available in windows8.1 like the search and separating notifications is removed. Great if Microsoft could make some refinements to windows10 mobile. Surely they might get more users.
  • The only thing i need in windows is profiles. Silent, laud, etc. A great thing in dymbian that this phones are laking. Multi-volume controlable: Meaning, vhanging the volume in apps will not change the overall volume. This is a problem with windows 10. Not the ui that seems that all people want to be like ios and android. I don't understand why would i buy a windows phone with an ui like this guy wants. Next time he wants more desktops screen and desktop widgets.
  • I enjoy his ambition thinking a YouTube app will ever come to windows
  • Why throw the widget on action bar when W10M has live tile???
  • It does look a bit iOS-like and I'm not liking the idea of all tiles needing to be transparent; it makes the design more boring and less colourful and I can't see companies like Twitter and Facebook being okay with their brand colours being removed from them. It's a nice design, but not Windows-enough for me. Still, some good small refinements.
  • I like the black colour between tiles that makes illusion of edge to edge display.
    But the most important change mentioned in this concept is one of the previous features of WP, all options at bottom also search bar was very handy when using phone one handedly. Microsoft should really focus on usability than just UI tweaks.
  • I think a good implementation for interactive live tiles would be that the interactive controls would be shown if you swipe right on the tile. Tapping is still reserved for opening the app, swiping up and down is still reserved for moving along the start screen, and swiping left is still reserved to show all apps.
    Also I like all the ideas in this concept except blurring the tiles in non-opened folders because it's nice to be able to open a folder but still tap apps not in it.
  • Meanwhile I'm just trying to find the Me Tile in the People Hub on my old Lumia 920. One picture at a time -- LG V10
  • I love this concept......it looks cool.
  • I don't undertstand why people are tripping over themselves for this design. To start, requiring transparent tiles is absurd. Color differentiation greatly improves ease of navigation (that's why traffic signs are different colors ...). But I'm all for all apps having a transparent or not toggle. The meaning up the up/down carrot has been changed. Is it just a tap still? Do you have to drag it? The current window shade = is clearly differentiated in function from the up/down carrot. No need for both a lightning charging icon and a colored battery icon. Remvoing the search on the all apps increases the number of taps required to search for apps without making any better use of screen real estate. The Start Menu tile icons are the same size, but they're made very small in the all apps list. It would be nice to have the store/settings progress info in the action center. That could be implemented within the existing design. Interesting to see so much positive consensus on this forum though. Just in this case I really don't agree. I think W10m right now has room for improvement but really is a very good balance between aesthetic and function.
  • iOS 7 transluencxy effect 
  • i would prefer a battery % on extra space next to battery icon on top there.
  • I remember when Windows Phone used to be praised for it's design and UI. Now W10M looks like a poor Android ripoff and this concept looks like a tacky iOS ripoff. Embarrassing would be an understatement.
  • He only missed a revamped lockscreen notification. Here's the 2015 success (rebirth) formula: 1) THIS (great work) 2) New detailed lockscreen notifications (err with more than one app support...) 3) Fewer but well thought models (just don't complicate things) - Lumia 550 (entry) - Lumia 850 (mid/enterprise) - Lumia 950 (high) - Lumia 1050 (what are you waiting for? asus zenfone camera?) Shame it's 2016 already. Would still buy one though...
  • First thing first.... Change the opaque tiles to transparent for at least all apps made by Microsoft.... Then make the action centre transparent....
  • This man really did a nice job, now it's time for Microsoft to do some action.....
  • Den yy don't u turn it into a launcher. Coz some disagree with UI.
  • Then why don't you turn it into a launcher. Coz some disagree with it.
  • SIDE BY SIDE MULTI-TASKING........App controls and Widgets are accessed by swiping start screen to the right (on the left).
  • Backround wallpaper?? Pls!!!
  • Fantastic, I have been waiting for this type of design long time and even as many I believe commented before about it. Hope Microsoft take action because it looks fabulous. One thing is that the backgrounds apps to be instead of 4x4 to a single don't like it to much because it will look like apples design but the option to remove then all at once, YEAH that is needed it. Great job on the idea. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Where can I found that beautiful wallpaper?
  • Windows 10 is definitely a design disaster, but so is this. It is visually incoherent. There is no design language whatsoever. The person is obviously enamored with transparent tiles and Apple"s blur effect, but it makes no design sense. "Tiles" work because they ground Windows in the grid system in a way that is simultaneously far more flexible, customizable, and more interesting than Apple's equidistant, equal-sized boxes. But it ONLY works if you can see the tiles and the lines between them. Once you take away the tiles--which is what you are doing by making both them, and the grid between them transparent--then you are erasing all visual cues to the underlying organization--the grid system. What you are left with is an incoherent MESS of icons that are totally unrelated to one another in size, shape, placement and orientation. If the mind and the eye have to work to understand how things on a page, or screen are related to one another, or how they are organized, then you have failed as a designer. The good news is that because this is such incoherent design, that serves no purpose but to copy an Apple design element the person likes, that Microsoft will probably hire him/her immediately.
  • The start screen isn't a good idea. Tiles must be transparent? **** no. Interactive live tiles? swipe to see more news? no man. Interactive live tiles will never work on windows phones. You swipe up or down on the start screen to look at more tiles, swipe left and right to go to the apps section and to the start screen. those are the only two gestures. How the hell are you gonna swipe left and right to see more news? if swiping left and right leads you to the apps selection?