Windows 8 early stage Metro design mockups revealed

Posted 20 November 2012 18:12 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Although Windows 8 is out for almost a month already, the new Metro interface is heavily discussed around the web. Now images of the early stage of the design process have been posted on the web. The website IstartedSomething has posted screenshots of  an Microsoft presentation by Jensen Harris,  the director of program management for Microsoft’s Windows User Experience Team on the Windows 8 Metro interface from 2010. At that time Metro was referred to as Pocahontas.

source: IstartedSomething

Microsoft started with the development of Windows 8 in 2010, only a year after Windows 7 became available. The difference between the Windows 8 between 2010 and 2012 isn’t big, the major change seems to be in the charms bar, as you can see below.

source: IstartedSomething

More pictures and information can be found on IstartedSomething.

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