1. Anthony112409p's Avatar
    I heard on the Verge that Microsoft actually contacted a designer who made a unique and awesome Win9 concept and they actually tried to hire the guy. The concept he created was incredibly unique and combined certain good design elements of Win8 and merged them with a completely new asthetic. The concept looked easier to navigate, to find what you want, to be productive, etc... However, it didn't really look like Win8 at all. Navigation was different, apps looked different, and the color scheme was totally different. For developers, it likely would be a dream for multiple reasons. However, the fact that Microsoft actually tried to hire the guy based on this unique and awesome concept makes me think that they could be headed in the right direction with Win9, that maybe we'll get something truly unique when it launches. What do you all think? Something awesome and unique or just more of the same, like a Windows 8.2?
    08-26-2014 04:53 PM
  2. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Gotta link to the story? Would love to see what they guy did.
    08-26-2014 09:23 PM
  3. DustinRyan's Avatar
    Yeah I'd like to see as well.
    08-27-2014 01:08 AM
  4. Anthony112409p's Avatar
    Sorry guys, should have linked to this in my original post

    Windows Desktop UI Concept | The Verge Forums

    As you can see, the color scheme is very "Ubuntu-ish" and the design incorporates many of the best elements of Win8 into a more beautiful and convenient set-up. What do you think? Microsoft must have thought it was awesome since they tried to hire the guy!
    08-27-2014 11:05 AM
  5. DustinRyan's Avatar
    Ah yes I remember that post well. It's old (2012), but I did like it and hopefully some of that inspiration trickles into Windows 9.
    08-27-2014 11:20 AM
  6. Anthony112409p's Avatar
    Ah yes I remember that post well. It's old (2012), but I did like it and hopefully some of that inspiration trickles into Windows 9.
    Yeah and it looks like MS did incorporate some of the this guy's design elements. I am hoping they take it further this time around, though, like they should have done in the first place.
    08-27-2014 11:37 AM

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