Windows 10’s upcoming ‘Project NEON’ Design Language Surfaces

Microsoft is on the way to bring another design language for Windows 10. Something we have heard about in recent leaks, and tweets, and it’s not surprising. Microsoft tends to keep changing things now and then, and we really hope that this design language actually does some good. First impression when I look at it, it reminds me Vista Aero Effects!

It showed up during the slide show presented at the  Windows Developer Day livestream, which is still available. Using this design language Microsoft is most probably aiming to bring animations, blurs back to Windows 10, and we hope it’s not getting a performance hit. Yes, I am being little sceptic here, because we had seen a rough past before.

However, one thing is sure. Microsoft wants it to be on all Windows 10 devices, making the UI common as well. The mega developer event “BUILD” is due this may, and Project NEON is expected to come out with full details during that time. I am also expecting this to come out in full wave with next major update i.e. post Creators Update which is coming in April. Though Creators Update will support this, except that we still need developers to adapt it.

A screenshot was also revealed by Tom Hounsell on Twitter which gives you even better idea of how the Project NEON will shape the UI in future.

Looking at the image above, the icons, margins, and the overall experience definitely looks promising. You not only get more space, it also gives a clear idea on the evolution of the design.

What do you think?



Ashish Mohta
A die-hard fan of Windows, PC Gaming, and Xbox. He is a seasoned content writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a specialist in writing about Windows, software reviews, troubleshooting Windows, and automation.


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