Microsoft shares Surface Duo Design Kit to help improve app design
Designers have some new tools from Microsoft to help develop experiences for the Surface Duo.
What you need to know
- Microsoft released the Surface Duo Design Kit on Figma.
- The kit helps people design apps and experiences for the Surface Duo.
- Figma is a design platform that syncs over the cloud and allows people to collaborate on designs.
Figma is a collaborative interface design tool that allows creators to work together over the cloud. Designers can work together on the platform to create app experiences and graphics for modern devices. Recently, Microsoft released the Surface Duo Design Kit on Figma to make it easier to design experiences for the Surface Duo.
The Surface Duo Design Kit includes patterns, guidelines, dual-screen postures, and other elements that help people create experiences catered to the Surface Duo. The kit is v0.1, so it should expand over time. Microsoft explains more about the design kit in a recent blog post.
Here's the full description from the Surface Duo Design Kit page on Figma:
With the design kit, you can grab elements and tweak them to meet the specific needs of your app. Using the kit helps ensure that apps span well across the two displays of the Surface Duo and that they can work in multiple postures.
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