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  1. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    That notification centre is awesome, love your design. Would love to see some more design from you :)

    overall MS could learn from you and this dude kgbstyle (phyek) on deviantART.
    That is some incredible design, but it reminds me of apples new Yosemite design.

    - I said your shadows are nice but too me too exaggerated. i like what Google has done with their shadows one flat colour transparent grey maybe you can do that along with a short fade at the end so its flat with a hint of chrome to keep the UI flat without being stale ???
    actually the shadow concept is taken from apple, as they look really nice, I have tried other kind of shadows in variant wallpaper and colors, but this one is the best so far, add a lots of depth, rather than being flat, like in win8.1

    i love kgbstyle's design, especially the focused window has opacity 1 while other has less opacity.but i assume that use too much cpu power.

    In the explorer windows you have videos with extra above it in blue it looks good but coming near to videos you added a gradient fade which is considered chrome. i would stick to the transparent blue colour with the solid dark blue dash above to give emphasis.
    well my design represents chrome + flat, i hate too much flat.

    - Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons i would have them colour less like what MS has in their most recent leak of Windows 9. Only when one hovers they get their accent color or red in the case of close.
    that depends on user choice.

    - xbox music i would move the media scrubber bar above the controls bar, play rewind and forward should be the windows standard icons enclosed in circles that looks appealing to me idk why and last the scrubber bar is too bright a green in my eyes but that's not an issue.
    i have a new design almost ready, will post soon.

    rework the file or explorer icon.
    i didn't make those icons, they are from Modern UI Icons, Thanks to Austin Andrews. if anyone can give me better icons, iwould love to.

    The blue highlight on file on the extreme left.
    - differentiation of the search / file path bar.
    This design choice is well thought, and don't worry you will get used to it.

    in the leaked images and videos we see two need flat icons next to start search and the new scene (multidesktop mode) icon ...
    my train of though if MS put search there i'm thinking it can be ripped out of explorer completely so if i'm in an explorer window it would search inside of the window in that location. but if i have no windows open it would open up a general search UI that pools local content, online results and stuff from within your / a companies network / intranet. just a thought like context aware search.
    well, still not much info is leaked, waiting for more info :)

    Overall this design is need a little tweak, i am currently working on few design, like, new start menu with notification centre integrated. and others. But overall, design aspect varies from user to user. This design is more windows like, no mac, android, or others, I strongly feel that this design can be improved a lot and make it more unique.

    I might also post the PSD files, so that others can also improve it. But no plan yet.
    smoheath likes this.
    09-12-2014 11:40 PM
  2. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    Check out the apples new Yosemite design, they are much better.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    09-12-2014 11:44 PM
  3. Aryan Salooja's Avatar
    Nice work bro...... I think MS should take a look at this concept.
    09-12-2014 11:54 PM
  4. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    That notification centre is awesome, love your design. Would love to see some more design from you :)



    That is some incredible design, but it reminds me of apples new Yosemite design.




    actually the shadow concept is taken from apple, as they look really nice, I have tried other kind of shadows in variant wallpaper and colors, but this one is the best so far, add a lots of depth, rather than being flat, like in win8.1

    i love kgbstyle's design, especially the focused window has opacity 1 while other has less opacity.but i assume that use too much cpu power.



    well my design represents chrome + flat, i hate too much flat.



    that depends on user choice.



    i have a new design almost ready, will post soon.



    i didn't make those icons, they are from Modern UI Icons, Thanks to Austin Andrews. if anyone can give me better icons, iwould love to.



    This design choice is well thought, and don't worry you will get used to it.



    well, still not much info is leaked, waiting for more info :)

    Overall this design is need a little tweak, i am currently working on few design, like, new start menu with notification centre integrated. and others. But overall, design aspect varies from user to user. This design is more windows like, no mac, android, or others, I strongly feel that this design can be improved a lot and make it more unique.

    I might also post the PSD files, so that others can also improve it. But no plan yet.
    video

    i can play with the PSD files if u like
    Last edited by Brandon Tobias; 09-13-2014 at 01:47 PM.
    09-13-2014 10:27 AM
  5. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/bbm...s-changes.html

    one of my designs ^^^

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    multi.pngnav.png
    nav2.pngrecorder2.png
    sett.jpgshare.png


    designs
    - Snap view 2 apps at once
    - Customizable nav bar can flip the back and search buttons ( i was thinking adding a camera shortcut to the extreme right hand side which the user can change for a flashlight toggle or anything really.)
    - Settings redone
    - Recoder app (needs to redo .)
    - new Share screen .. has quick buttons on top for most used sharing mediums in my view (wireless and one drive) then it groups off apps into messaging, social and just other apps.
    - alarms revisited

    alarm.jpg

    thats all i played with so far i think WP needs a complete overhaul ..
    Avik Biswas and piunch92 like this.
    09-13-2014 02:36 PM
  6. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    Wow, nice design, specially the alarm, it is really good.

    so here is my new xbox music concept update.

    windows-concept-music-library.jpg
    windows-concept-music.jpg

    There is still some rough edges, need a bit more polish.
    09-13-2014 06:50 PM
  7. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    Wow, nice design, specially the alarm, it is really good.

    so here is my new xbox music concept update.

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    There is still some rough edges, need a bit more polish.
    nice but put the scrubber above the grey bar to give it a bit of a visual breakup. but nice Xbox music meets Windows media player awesome and Flat lol
    Motel75 likes this.
    09-13-2014 08:38 PM
  8. RajeevT's Avatar
    nice but put the scrubber above the grey bar to give it a bit of a visual breakup.
    Since I generally hold my tablets towards the bottom (left/right corners nestled in the palms of my hands), the scrubber at the bottom would be much easier to reach using just my thumbs (with the app maximized, which is how I like it). What do you think?
    Last edited by RajeevT; 09-14-2014 at 07:19 PM. Reason: Inserted missing parenthesis
    09-13-2014 09:14 PM
  9. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    well, scrubber at the bottom or top, it is a debate, I think the middle position is suitable for everything, at the bottom, i have no idea how user can interact with it! so is the top!

    This design is nice, need a bit more polish, any other suggestion would be nice :P, let the scrubber stay where it is :)
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    09-13-2014 10:35 PM
  10. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    Windows Notification center redone from the video mines is better MS
    0.0 no notifications have a small smile.
    1) so multiples messages under the same app aggregates aka they collapse if they go beyond 2 eg with skype 3 messages makes it collapse into a a small tile.
    2) clear all not sure if it looks better with the box or not.
    3) when you tap on an app with aggregated messages the tile expands (Skype app) showing all messages which can now be flicked(swiped) away or if the cursor is on it will show an X where the time is.
    4) if i click on a message or notification in expanded view under an app it takes me to that direct message or notification.
    5) screen shots will be shown here.
    6) print and other short lived events will also show up here.
    7) windows updates will show up here as well as app updates.

    notification.png

    notification1.png

    notification2.png

    in windows view
    noti.png
    Avik Biswas and Motel75 like this.
    09-13-2014 10:46 PM
  11. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    i was actually thinking about this same idea, i wish MSFT actually copy this, as it would be really awfull if you have 100+ skype notification, and you have to scroll all the way to bottom to see other notifications, great job!

    BTW i think you should use a bit small font, as it is specially for desktop, and desktop user hate big fonts. I will probably copy and paste this design! :)
    09-13-2014 11:02 PM
  12. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    i was wondering, if msft brings notification center, what about action center!! thats completely useless now.



    This kinda looks like google+ notification center.
    09-13-2014 11:06 PM
  13. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    i was actually thinking about this same idea, i wish MSFT actually copy this, as it would be really awfull if you have 100+ skype notification, and you have to scroll all the way to bottom to see other notifications, great job!

    BTW i think you should use a bit small font, as it is specially for desktop, and desktop user hate big fonts. I will probably copy and paste this design! :)
    lol i like the bigger font its smaller than the font used in the flags that windows 8 uses on the top right hand corner of the screen for notifications like email.

    it kinds does look like G+ notifications but more MS like just tried my hand at it lol
    09-13-2014 11:50 PM
  14. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    i was wondering, if msft brings notification center, what about action center!! thats completely useless now.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/att...tification.png

    This kinda looks like google+ notification center.
    nope action center is for phones meaning it has toggles to turn stuff on an off AKA actions ... windows does not really need quick toggles
    09-13-2014 11:52 PM
  15. aerosidinc's Avatar
    like Cortana design and hope to see notification center will be implemented in the same way. One more thing, modern apps icon in taskbar look better this way than of current implantation(with tile layer as a background)
    09-14-2014 08:56 AM
  16. Motel75's Avatar
    Looks fantastic. I've had several ideas about W9, perhaps they can inspire you:

    How about putting the Charms (except for the Windows button) in a row at the bottom of the Start menu?
    How about a toggle on the Start menu (such as a right-arrow in a circle) that will allow users to expand to the full Start Screen? (At present it looks like an either/or choice depending on your Preferences setting.)
    How about updating the Taskbar so that it would work well and always be displayed in both desktop and Start Screen modes, if the user chooses this? It needs an updated, Modern-looking appearance, esp. the clock, and a fixed, scalable size so it doesn't get tiny on a large monitor. It could serve as a quick-launch bar and a unifying force in both environments.
    And I love the idea someone suggested that every icon could be a Live Tile, no matter if it's on the desktop or pinned somewhere - if you can figure out a way to make this work, I'd love to see it!
    09-14-2014 03:20 PM
  17. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    nope action center is for phones meaning it has toggles to turn stuff on an off AKA actions ... windows does not really need quick toggles
    no, i mean the action centre on pc, look at the images bellow,
    capture.png

    i mean since we have a notification centre, microsoft could merge this with action centre!
    09-14-2014 05:45 PM
  18. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    like Cortana design and hope to see notification center will be implemented in the same way. One more thing, modern apps icon in taskbar look better this way than of current implantation(with tile layer as a background)
    I have another cortana design almost ready, this design is kind of outdated, will post the new one soon.
    09-14-2014 05:47 PM
  19. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    Looks fantastic. I've had several ideas about W9, perhaps they can inspire you:

    How about putting the Charms (except for the Windows button) in a row at the bottom of the Start menu?
    How about a toggle on the Start menu (such as a right-arrow in a circle) that will allow users to expand to the full Start Screen? (At present it looks like an either/or choice depending on your Preferences setting.)
    How about updating the Taskbar so that it would work well and always be displayed in both desktop and Start Screen modes, if the user chooses this? It needs an updated, Modern-looking appearance, esp. the clock, and a fixed, scalable size so it doesn't get tiny on a large monitor. It could serve as a quick-launch bar and a unifying force in both environments.
    And I love the idea someone suggested that every icon could be a Live Tile, no matter if it's on the desktop or pinned somewhere - if you can figure out a way to make this work, I'd love to see it!
    Thanks,
    i already tried putting the charms as you said, but they just took almost 2-3 app icon space, since not everyone appreciate the charms bar, i already implemented it in system tray icon(right-bottom corner), so user can choose to use or not.

    as for the start screen, thanks for the idea, i am actually thinking about this and currently designing it, will post soon.

    don't worry start screen wont cover taskbar, taskbar will be always displayed, unless user choose not to.

    if you are talking about clock on the desktop as a widget, yup it is responsive and simply resize to screen wideness and resolution.

    And I love the idea someone suggested that every icon could be a Live Tile, no matter if it's on the desktop or pinned somewhere - if you can figure out a way to make this work, I'd love to see it!
    yeah, that is the main idea behind the design, and btw this is a concept design, it depends on msft to actually listen to us and implement it.
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    09-14-2014 05:55 PM
  20. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    after watching apples itunes design, specially the song list dropdown, i think our xbox music should also have this thing!

    windows-concept-music-library-drop.jpg

    Check out the first page, i have updated the post with new designs
    09-14-2014 06:51 PM
  21. aerosidinc's Avatar
    can you do a similar mock-up of notification(also imo it would be better if they merge notification center and system tray). Hope Microsoft will have similar implementation of drop shadows throughout the OS. IMO it doesn't affect minimalism that MS is claiming.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    09-14-2014 11:19 PM
  22. aerosidinc's Avatar
    f.pngand this also
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    09-14-2014 11:27 PM
  23. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    i would rather a very subtle drop shadow for the active windows and then a ll inactive could be 5% - 10% less opaque.
    in essence in active is transparent a bit but active has full visibility and a slight drop shadow try that maybe i wanna see how it looks lol.
    09-15-2014 07:11 AM
  24. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    ok, so i have been watching Brandon Tobias's design and ms's design. what i found is that there is no way to sort notification, or any integration of all windows notification like update and action centre, maintenance notifications, so i have designed one, there is still some work to do, but this is the notification centre i would love to see in windows 9, what do you guys think!!

    windows-concept-notify.jpg
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    09-16-2014 04:20 AM
  25. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    it would be better if they merge notification center and system tray
    nice suggestion, i am exploring the possibilities right now, i don't know if it would be the best idea right now, i will try to add this, but don't expect any-time soon!

    Hope Microsoft will have similar implementation of drop shadows throughout the OS. IMO it doesn't affect minimalism that MS is claiming.
    yup, i hope too, as of now windows 8.1 has no drop shadows, windows 7 has too much concentrated shadow, but lets hope they bring shadows back :)
    09-16-2014 04:25 AM
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