Metro Design Archive

Microsoft UX Designer Talks Making Metro Default In Windows 8

Microsoft took a whole bucketful of risks when it launched its modern operating platform, Windows 8. And one of these risks was making Metro the default choice for PC users. The shiny new environment was the reason

Why Paul Thurrott is right about the current state of Windows

OK so I had to wade deep into this one because well, it’s what I do.  🙂 A few days ago, blogs and Twitter blew up because Paul Thurrott, respected Windows analyst/blogger had a frustrated rant on

Has Samsung Ripped Off Windows 8 Metro Interface For Its New Android UI?

Samsung has outlined grand plans to take over the tablet world, and the company revealed four new models at the CES 2014, complete with a brand new Android interface. And speaking of brands, it looks like the

Windows 8 Has A Rather Easy Learning Curve, Says NASCAR Team Member

Much has been made how learning Windows 8 is a somewhat difficult preposition, particularly coming to grips with the Metro UI of the new operating system. Analysts have often cited this as one of the reasons for

Microsoft Admits That Windows 8 Learning Curve Needs Addressing

Simple and humble operating systems that they were, Windows 98, XP and friends still came with a pretty intuitive tutorial to acclimatize users of the new features that were included. Right after installation, some pretty elaborate (and

Apple Said To Be Going For A Flat Look For iOS 7, Similar To Windows Phone

Now this is something that may very well unsettle a lot of iOS users. Insider sources have tested the upcoming iOS 7 claim that some radical changes are in order for Apple’s mobile operating system. The interface

How I would change Desktop Mode in Windows 8

Microsoft Guru Paul Thurrott wrote a series of articles on how he would change Windows 8 (they can be found on his site ).  I thought I’d write one on how I would change the Desktop environment.

Microsoft officially calling apps "Windows 8 Store apps", and maybe even calling the new UI "Windows 8 Store-Style"

Here we go again— Microsoft has done an excellent job of executing the Windows 8/RT and Windows Phone 8 launch at just about every level. They have solid products, great events showing them off and more. One

Windows Metro to be called Microsoft Design Language?

Now too long ago we posted about how Metro was a design language that was without a true and official name. We’ve heard it called Metro, the modern style/UI and then all of a sudden “Microsoft Design

Is “Microsoft design style” the final name for Metro?

What do you call the new UI in Windows 8? The start screen UI? Modern, Metro, something else? This is a bit confusing since all of us early adopters learned to call it Metro only to have