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Microsoft answers your burning questions about Fluent Design

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.

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Will more materials be introduced?

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Can Fluent Design be used outside of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP)?

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Will Office incorporate Fluent Design?

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Why is Fluent Design iteration so slow?

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How does Fluent Design incorporate inclusive design?

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When will Fluent Design be applied to the OS?

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

11 Comments
  • I need that pixel border G O N E
  • Either make it thick like 8, or drop it entirely. 1px looks... not very Fluent. ;)
  • Agree! They have to get rid of it
  • Oh man, this^!!!
  • And... almost all of the answers boil down to "See us at //BUILD/!"
  • I just hope they will be able to achieve what Google did with GMD. I seriously doubt that looking at the history of over commitment, under delivery of Microsoft. I am on the pessimistic side coz at least they could have develoved FDS at once, and rolled out slowly to different apps just like Google did. IMHO even they are not sure where they want to go and what they want to do.
  • Andromeda
  • Nope, cancelled for retrenchment.
  • i love the idea of Fluent designs, and had hopes that MS would take it somewhere, but I seriously have no faith in MS to do anything anymore, so meh. great, lets see what really happens...
    likely they will sprinkle some here and there and then trash the idea.
  • Well they did say it would come in stages.
    and technically were still in wave one of 6 that we know that there working on from build 2017
  • Would be nice to have a more overall more consistent design across windows. It's still very patchy in design in many areas, a dab of fluent here, windows legacy there, a bit of metro here, windows 10 modern there. Still feels messy after 3 years.