Windows 10 Neon - UI Concepts
The following is a number of Windows related UI designs I've created, inspired by the most recent "Windows 10 Neon" UI leaks & mockups. While I'm struggeling with the Usability issues this design language comes with (e.g. too large paddings, no titlebar, less overall UI consistency, contrast issue, ...), I still find it visually appealing - which is enough motivation for me to play around with it a little bit. Also, I think it's great that Microsoft is trying to push the design of Windows in different directions (especially because I'm not the biggest fan of the "Metro" design).
In my opinion, the "Neon" design language works the best in entertainment related, media consuming apps, such as Spotify, Netflix, YouTube, and similar. Because no one wants to "get shit done" in those apps, but use it for their enjoyment instead, we can make use of big colorful headers, gradients - and the transparent blurry effect. The UI design below combines both elements from the "Neon" design language as well as the latest and greatest Spotify UI design.
In similar ways, gaming apps look great in the "Neon" design language. The UI design below cleans up the mess of UI Steam has today, simplifies the different menus into a single one, cleans up the cards interview - and yet still keeps the branding of Steam, includings its colors and overall style.
... more to come ...