One of the more exciting additions to Windows 10 in the last year was Microsoft's Fluent Design System. Since its debut, Microsoft has been slowly rolling out aspects of the new design language across Windows 10, but it's a constantly evolving process.
As we look toward the future of Fluent Design, Microsoft today kicked off the inaugural Fluent Friday chat with Principle Design Lead Joey Pitt and Senior Dev Writer Mike Jacobs on Twitter. Both are currently fielding questions about Fluent Design on Twitter, and we're collecting the answers right here.
Welcome one, welcome all to our inaugural #FluentFriday #TweetChat with special guests, Principle Design Lead @JPitt and Senior Dev Writer @MikeTheSnowbean! Thanks for joining and don't forget to use #FluentFriday. Let the questions begin...— Microsoft Design (@MicrosoftDesign) April 20, 2018
Will more materials be introduced?
Emphasis on the word family. We are making sure that the new materials we add all work together to help make your app look and feel great. #A1— Joey Pitt (@jpitt) April 20, 2018
Can Fluent Design be used outside of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP)?
Some of our Fluent Design guidelines, such as creating a strong visual hierarchy and responsive designs, can be applied to any platform. We'll be talking about Fluent Design for other platforms during our BUILD conference May 7th-9th: https://t.co/LyCNxlEjpg #A2— Mike Jacobs (@MikeTheSnowbean) April 20, 2018
Will Office incorporate Fluent Design?
We're also working hard to incorporate the great work Office is doing into the platform so that the whole ecosystem can use it. Some of these features will be announced at Build. #A3— Joey Pitt (@jpitt) April 20, 2018
Why is Fluent Design iteration so slow?
How does Fluent Design incorporate inclusive design?
Inclusiveness is at the core of Fluent Design. By adapting to different hardware and, even more importantly, to people, Fluent Design help create experiences that feel natural and intuitive to a diverse audience. 1/2 #Q5— Mike Jacobs (@MikeTheSnowbean) April 20, 2018
We also work to make sure all of the controls and patterns that we build into the platform are as inclusive and accessible as possible. The Fluent and Inclusive design teams are in the same physical design studio here at Microsoft! #A5— Joey Pitt (@jpitt) April 20, 2018
When will Fluent Design be applied to the OS?
We've incorporated some elements and we're working on more. We'll be talking more about the specific updates coming to Windows soon during our BUILD conference May 7th-9th: https://t.co/LyCNxlEjpg— Mike Jacobs (@MikeTheSnowbean) April 20, 2018
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