Microsoft on 'The Art of Designing Office for iPad'

Microsoft on 'The Art of Designing Office for iPad'

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Microsoft today announced 27 million downloads of Office for iPad and offered a behind-the-scenes look at how they reimagined Office from the ground up for iPad.

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

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Microsoft on 'The Art of Designing Office for iPad'

Microsoft on 'The Art of Designing Office for iPad'

Microsoft on 'The Art of Designing Office for iPad'
hehe131 - May 25, 2014 at 1:48pm
the only time MS Employees allowed to use Apple products.. (MS employees: yes! iPAD time!)
read - May 23, 2014 at 5:53pm
i downloaded the mobile version which is free. the ipad version you pay for. if you have an ipad, you can switch filter to iphone apps only and download office mobile. its sized down, but still works just fine. not sure what yous do but i go to school and use office every day. so does about 1million of US college students i think.
Read - May 23, 2014 at 5:58pm
Also I forgot to mention the other 50 million students in elementary middle school and high school too. But hey. Those are just worthless facts. You guys have huge opinions tho right? And opinions and theory's outweigh facts in iclarified readers.
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schneideris - May 23, 2014 at 2:16am
Interesting. I downloaded but have never actually used any of the apps. After finding out the had to have a subscription I lost interest. I might actually had done the subscription if Outlook was included and supported meeting assistant for seeing other peoples scheduled. To be honest, that is the only thing I find of value anymore out of the Microsoft suite.
Appropriately - May 22, 2014 at 10:53pm
But the app doesn't even look that good lol.
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