The Microsoft Modern Language and Apple’s iOS 7 design language share a common philosophy: a fierce reduction of complexity. This applies to the information architecture, but also to the visual language as well. With iOS 7’s more flexible theming capabilities, we were able to deliver the Unmistakably Microsoft, Optimized for iOS 7 experience we had intended. That meant stripping out extraneous detail and focusing on clear information hierarchy. Over the course of designing Office for iPad, if there was a visual treatment or text label that wasn’t absolutely necessary, we stripped it away. The result is a clear information hierarchy, where everything is more functional and efficient, yet still beautiful in its own right.
You can read the full design story at the link below. You can download Office for iPad using these links:
● Word for iPad
● Excel for iPad
● PowerPoint for iPad
● OneNote for iPad