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  1. Brandon Tobias'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!!

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    actually the MS windows notification center has all that it just mixes it up and i didn't do it in mine nice work.
    for mine i was thinking of a divider so regular notifications then a divider with the words system next to it would have system notifications and the same for updates kinda yours is cool to it tabs it off instead of having at as one pane .....

    well done
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    09-16-2014 09:40 AM
  2. radmanvr's Avatar
    Fake
    09-16-2014 10:14 AM
  3. mjrtoo's Avatar
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    So, did you not read the text at all, said conceptual within the first sentence.
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    09-16-2014 10:18 AM
  4. smoheath's Avatar
    Your updated designs are fantastic! If Windows 9 is like this I'll be thrilled. The desktop needs an overhaul like this.

    Things I like:

    Start menu - it is a perfect blend of old and new. I love how it fills the screen vertically. Gives it a cleaner look.

    Cortana integration - it literally looks like the phone version and this is a good thing. Great placement.

    Icon overhaul - all the desktop icons in Windows 8 don't feel like they belong. The changes are needed and much appreciated.

    Color Scheme - the colors are simple, clean, and modern. The colors also make the overall ui feel cohesive. Accent color implementation is very good.

    Other good stuff:
    - Notification center
    - Desktop tile widgets
    - Taskbar
    - Xbox music UI

    One thing I didn't like:

    Control panel - I think this should be combined with the settings and shouldn't look so "kiddy".

    Overall, awesome job!
    09-16-2014 10:57 AM
  5. Avik Biswas's Avatar
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    if you are pointing towards me, i never said it was real, The title and the first post says it is CONCEPT, Read the post!!
    09-16-2014 06:28 PM
  6. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    Your updated designs are fantastic! If Windows 9 is like this I'll be thrilled. The desktop needs an overhaul like this.

    Things I like:

    Start menu - it is a perfect blend of old and new. I love how it fills the screen vertically. Gives it a cleaner look.
    Have another design in mind, will post soon :)

    Cortana integration - it literally looks like the phone version and this is a good thing. Great placement.
    it is kinda same with the phone version. already a new design is ready, some minor fixes and polish and i will upload it!

    Icon overhaul - all the desktop icons in Windows 8 don't feel like they belong. The changes are needed and much appreciated.

    Color Scheme - the colors are simple, clean, and modern. The colors also make the overall ui feel cohesive. Accent color implementation is very good.

    Other good stuff:
    - Notification center
    - Desktop tile widgets
    - Taskbar
    - Xbox music UI
    Thanks.

    One thing I didn't like:

    Control panel - I think this should be combined with the settings and shouldn't look so "kiddy".

    Overall, awesome job!
    I tried to make the control panel a bit simpler, i found the windows 7 control panel a bit hard to find the things i am looking for!, in windows 8.1, there is two control panel, oner for desktop another for metro, the worst nightmare for windows user! This design was to make the control panel unified, but i guess, you guys need a bit advance control panel.

    I am open for any suggestion, so what kind of things you guys want to see in the new control panel design!!
    09-16-2014 06:35 PM
  7. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
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    catered for updates and system level notifications ... kinda
    09-16-2014 09:16 PM
  8. Avik Biswas's Avatar
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    catered for updates and system level notifications ... kinda
    i like the skype notification system, i would probably add this later!

    as for the rest of the design, i would go for the tabbed design. few problem with your design i faced is:

    since you categorized all your notifications, if the user have too many notification on any category, they have to scroll bellow to see the other ones.
    and also, it does not show how many notification each category has, in a glance!

    LOL, i can still see the action centre on your desktop! :P

    nice design! BTW!
    09-17-2014 09:47 AM
  9. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    i like the skype notification system, i would probably add this later!

    as for the rest of the design, i would go for the tabbed design. few problem with your design i faced is:

    since you categorized all your notifications, if the user have too many notification on any category, they have to scroll bellow to see the other ones.
    and also, it does not show how many notification each category has, in a glance!

    LOL, i can still see the action centre on your desktop! :P

    nice design! BTW!
    actually its collapse able so when its collapse you will see the word system with a little number indication how many notifications there .....
    but i understand ...
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    09-17-2014 01:37 PM
  10. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    did the transparent effect on the window that has no focus
    the focused window has the drop shadow i made it a bit strong
    my take on windows UI flat but kinda unfinished the office look always looked good too me may add a dash of colour
    the accent colour here is blue btw

    desktop-2.1.jpg
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    09-19-2014 09:42 PM
  11. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    did the transparent effect on the window that has no focus
    the focused window has the drop shadow i made it a bit strong
    my take on windows UI flat but kinda unfinished the office look always looked good too me may add a dash of colour
    the accent colour here is blue btw

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    Nice design, When i first saw i thought it was MS Office! I can see some rough edges. i like the transparent effect on the inactive window.
    09-20-2014 09:05 PM
  12. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    I have been modifying my design, here is a peek.

    windows-concept-desktop.jpg

    Cortana is now in a same row with virtual desktop, notification icon.
    also a new beautiful wallpaper. and a new group folder, as windows phone have.
    I would love to organize and group my folders, apps, also desktop apps. As you can see it support static desktop apps, while also support modern apps.
    and user can click on those icon, also move all of them by dragging the group folder. This is a neat way to organize mess.

    i have few more updates ready. So what do you like! any suggestions!
    09-20-2014 09:12 PM
  13. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    I have been modifying my design, here is a peek.

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    Cortana is now in a same row with virtual desktop, notification icon.
    also a new beautiful wallpaper. and a new group folder, as windows phone have.
    I would love to organize and group my folders, apps, also desktop apps. As you can see it support static desktop apps, while also support modern apps.
    and user can click on those icon, also move all of them by dragging the group folder. This is a neat way to organize mess.

    i have few more updates ready. So what do you like! any suggestions!
    love the wallpaper ..
    cortana should not have a counter on her
    like seriously can i have the wallpaper
    overall i like it no a fan of the transparent widgets though .. i prefer the clean desktop.
    well done
    09-20-2014 10:43 PM
  14. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    Nice design, When i first saw i thought it was MS Office! I can see some rough edges. i like the transparent effect on the inactive window.
    i think office has a great window design wanan build from this but i need the right icons to make it be there might integrate cortana into the explorer window so when your in a window cortana can move ..from the taskbar.
    09-20-2014 10:47 PM
  15. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
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    so i added a bit more colour to the explorer window which changes based on accent colour choose or wallpaper if you set windows that way.
    i added cortana next to the address bar
    so when ever you open and explorer windows you would realize that her icon moves to the active window if it supports here.
    so one can tap and do voice searches or say a hot word like "hey cortana" ...
    09-21-2014 09:23 AM
  16. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    One think i dislike about your design is the (title+address+menu) bar, it takes way too much space. And that cortana icon....... well it's ugly, change it with microphone or something.

    btw, is there any special reason to add cortana in the explorer!, i mean we can do the same in taskbar.

    so when ever you open and explorer windows you would realize that her icon moves to the active window if it supports here.
    so one can tap and do voice searches or say a hot word like "hey cortana" ...
    It would be a nice feature for tablet version of windows, but for desktop, i highly doubt anyone would use cortana more than just showing off the mac users

    Few suggestions:

    make the side bar icon and text bigger for touch.
    Don't leave the zoom bar in explorer open like that, simply show how much is zoomed, and if user click on it, the can zoom in or out
    Desktop icon is......really ugly
    The back and forward button is not perfectly aligned.

    It needs more polish, but good job. :)
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    09-21-2014 11:42 AM
  17. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    One think i dislike about your design is the (title+address+menu) bar, it takes way too much space. And that cortana icon....... well it's ugly, change it with microphone or something.

    btw, is there any special reason to add cortana in the explorer!, i mean we can do the same in taskbar.



    It would be a nice feature for tablet version of windows, but for desktop, i highly doubt anyone would use cortana more than just showing off the mac users

    Few suggestions:

    make the side bar icon and text bigger for touch.
    Don't leave the zoom bar in explorer open like that, simply show how much is zoomed, and if user click on it, the can zoom in or out
    Desktop icon is......really ugly
    The back and forward button is not perfectly aligned.

    It needs more polish, but good job. :)
    kool
    i aligned the icons that ways cuz i liked it else i would have both same size

    reason for cortana in the explorer UI is that i was thinking she would take over search completely so when one types into the address bar she would kinda take over ... plus she could have done her animations but i guess she can live in the task bar
    i find the taskbar is already doing too much stuff.

    its just a concept so when i get inspiration again ill change it for now i like the design .... as a starting point.
    09-21-2014 12:07 PM
  18. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    here is the wallpaper btw, can't remember where i get it :)

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    09-22-2014 07:07 AM
  19. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    cortana should not have a counter on her
    The counter is for reminders, appointments, and other cortana interest.
    overall i like it no a fan of the transparent widgets though .. i prefer the clean desktop.
    well done
    Well, you can simply unpin transparent live tiles(widgets), and unlike widgets, but some like them. I personally like the weather tile. as for clean desktop, i now added a group tile, so that user can organize the desktop. This feature should have been in windows 7 though.

    But overall this new design, with stunning wallpaper is gorgeous. :)
    09-22-2014 07:12 AM
  20. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    kool
    i aligned the icons that ways cuz i liked it else i would have both same size

    reason for cortana in the explorer UI is that i was thinking she would take over search completely so when one types into the address bar she would kinda take over ... plus she could have done her animations but i guess she can live in the task bar
    i find the taskbar is already doing too much stuff.

    its just a concept so when i get inspiration again ill change it for now i like the design .... as a starting point.
    what i mean by align is that the small button should be a bit up
    09-22-2014 07:18 AM
  21. khehl's Avatar
    instead of those widgets you have on the right, I would rather be able to pin Live Tiles of any of my apps on my desktop. This would make desktop mode so much more powerful.

    MetroSideBar does a good job trying but I would like to pin anywhere on my desktop screen and make the tiles as big as I want. This would be very effective for RSS news, Mail, Calendar, Sport updates and etc, instead of having to go to that stupid start screen.
    09-22-2014 08:54 AM
  22. Avik Biswas's Avatar
    instead of those widgets you have on the right, I would rather be able to pin Live Tiles of any of my apps on my desktop. This would make desktop mode so much more powerful.
    hi, those are not widgets, those are live tiles or metro apps. and yes it is more powerful, cause it is not just live it is interactive also.

    MetroSideBar does a good job trying but I would like to pin anywhere on my desktop screen and make the tiles as big as I want. This would be very effective for RSS news, Mail, Calendar, Sport updates and etc, instead of having to go to that stupid start screen.
    yes you can pin anywhere in the desktop. but you can't make them too big or too small. their size is the medium, wide and large. only the group tile can become extra large for containing folder or desktop apps.
    09-22-2014 09:09 AM
  23. arjunan's Avatar
    I think it is better to have cortana just like your notification centre concept and not have her take a whole side of the screen
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    09-22-2014 09:10 AM
  24. weaksauce27's Avatar
    Great work that you have put into! Have you sent this to Microsoft yet?
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    09-22-2014 09:16 AM
  25. khehl's Avatar
    hi, those are not widgets, those are live tiles or metro apps. and yes it is more powerful, cause it is not just live it is interactive also.



    yes you can pin anywhere in the desktop. but you can't make them too big or too small. their size is the medium, wide and large. only the group tile can become extra large for containing folder or desktop apps.
    ok I love your idea then 100%. This is the 1 single feature that makes me so angry about 8.1

    I love how cortana how you displayed cortana and if it were an interactive tile then I can delete Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 finally.

    What I like about Mac is that spotlight searches internet a bit better then our side charm bar for doing simple searches like looking up a word. When you look up a word in charm bar it opens up a whole new window/tab of your browser. Dictionary is using internet in spotlight but the definition comes up in that little space above.

    Pop up notifcation like in BlueStacks is much needed which it seems like it is coming with windows control centre.

    Apple's OS X has much better integrated Email/Calendars/Notes apps which nothing is really integrated in 8.1.

    The mail app has barely any features compared to outlook which is annoying. OS X has an option to receive all emails from all email address' in 1 inbox without having to change accounts like in the mail app. They made it easier then the previous Mail app but it needs to be unified.
    Last edited by khehl; 09-22-2014 at 09:42 AM.
    09-22-2014 09:31 AM
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