From Ars Technica
Formerly known as Project Neon, the Microsoft Fluent Design System is the latest iteration in the development of Microsoft’s look-and-feel for Windows.
Fluent builds on the Metro design language introduced with Windows Phone. Metro was designed for touch devices in particular; with Fluent, Microsoft is aiming at devices ranging from those without any display at all, through phones, tablets, traditional PCs, to virtual and augmented reality systems. Fluent also marks a shift from a design primarily focused on consumption, to one that also incorporates content creation. This generally means that Fluent will have to scale to denser, more feature-rich interfaces than Metro ever did.
As well as broadening the scope of the new design approach, Microsoft is also trying to do a better job of getting designers and developers to understand it. The documentation for Fluent is already arguably more comprehensive than it ever was for Metro. It combines both design guidelines…