A refreshing Windows UI concept design by Sputnik8

A refreshing Windows UI concept design by Sputnik8

A refreshing Windows UI concept design by Sputnik8

A refreshing Windows UI concept design by Sputnik8

Microsoft has been doing some really interesting things with UI design lately, especially with the Windows Mobile UI in their new phones. So far though, they haven’t quite hit a home-run with their desktop experience, even though it may not be around for much longer. When I came across this UI concept from Sputnik8 I thought it was a really great idea and pretty nicely executed.

I haven’t soaked in all the details and minutia of the design yet, but from a purely aesthetic viewpoint, I think he’s right on point. The Windows Mobile design is nice and flat with big chunks of text, and Sputnik8 has done a great job of carrying this theme over to a desktop experience. It’s also nice to see that the UI is rather tap-able, so perhaps the UI could even be used for a touchable desktop experience, a path that technology is certainly heading down.

You should really go visit the Forum page he created over on The Verge where he’s received a ton of amazing and well deserved feedback.

Found through iA

3 Comments A refreshing Windows UI concept design by Sputnik8

  1. Marshall February 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Looks nice. Also looks a lot like Google. The generous white space, borderless buttons, warm red highlights and grey toolbars, the flat scrollbar…not that you can’t borrow but if you took out the windows logo I’d swear I was using a Google product.

  2. anders February 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    It’s the first Windows concept that has made me consider getting a windows machine. Now they just need to get some amazing hardware to match.

  3. KWLSKY March 4, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    yep, looks too Google, but nice, I like this minimalistic style

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