1. shauntheblack's Avatar
    THE INTRO

    In anticipation of Microsofts unveiling of the next version of the Windows operating system later today, I figure this was probably my last chance to show of my own interpretation. Ive been contemplating for a couple weeks whether or not to show this publicly but ultimately decided that, good or bad, Id much rather have your feedback so I know how and where I need to improve. If you have any questions/inquiries or need and explanation of anything Ive included in my concepts, please do so in the comments.

    THE CONCEPT

    Windows is the operating system of choice for millions of people worldwide. It is at the heart of the computers that allow people all across the globe to connect with one another and gives them access to the near infinite amount of information available on the web. For some, like the innumerable businesses the make the products that play a big part in our lives or even in the hospitals that save them, there is no other choice. But despite all that it is and all that it does, one thing that windows is not is beautiful. And thats why Im here.

    When I first approached this project, I had set out to create a user interface that would bring desktop experience in line with the modern/metro UI found on windows phones, tablets, and the Xbox One. Instead of creating what would have amounted to little more than a flat theme, I tried to look at how metro has evolved over the years and apply what I saw as being the next logical progression to the desktop experience in a way that made it feel refreshing but instantly familiar. But enough chat, Id like to introduce what Ive spent a good part of the last three months working on, and what you all came here to see: Windows.

    THE WINDOWS

    Cortana
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=29BB084B80C4876B!74122

    Smart Search
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=29BB084B80C4876B!74135

    Files
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=29BB084B80C4876B!74136

    Start Menu
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=29BB084B80C4876B!74154

    Desktops
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=29BB084B80C4876B!74137

    Notification Center
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=29BB084B80C4876B!74072
    Pranshul Sood and Maonsie like this.
    09-30-2014 10:02 AM
  2. Robert Warmerdam's Avatar
    Looks very nice

    I am trying to make something as well and i choose to have tiles on the desktop instead of having tiles in the classic start menu.
    What do you think
    09-30-2014 11:14 AM
  3. Scott Bradley's Avatar
    These look really nice - I especially like the Start Menu and the File browser.
    10-24-2014 03:51 PM
  4. ReddieTheModernFuturist's Avatar
    I'd rather totally redesign the Start Menu Instead of have the tiles inside a Windows 7 -esque start menu to have it more familiar and in-line with Modern UI, but other than that, this appears to be an amazing set of concepts!
    10-24-2014 05:44 PM
  5. DustinRyan's Avatar
    I really like the file explorer design. Very Xbox Music/Xbox Video-esque, which is a good thing. Keeps with the metro look and feel, while still being functional and not wasteful with space.
    11-02-2014 10:48 AM

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