Even Microsoft's employee badges have switched from squares to circles

Microsoft is slowly revamping itself in many different ways, including its employee badges. This week, the company started issuing new "Blue badges" for its workers that ditches the old square frame for employee portraits in favor of circles.

The new design was posted by Microsoft's Steve Clayton on his Instagram page. GeekWire reports that the new look was based in part on a design created by Microsoft engineer Ahmet Alp Balkan in his spare time. The back of the badge has a version of the company's new mission statement that was first revealed in June by CEO Satya Nadella.

Windows 10 Mobile

The change is also similar to what Microsoft is doing with the UI of its Music app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Both apps have ditched the square design to show images of artists and bands in favor of a circle. It will be interesting to see where this new design scheme shows up next in Microsoft products.

Source: GeekWire

John Callaham