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Microsoft has been making quite a buzz lately with the release of the new icons for Office 365. Now they are back alongside with the folks from Tendril, a creative studio based in Toronto, Canada. They created a film for the Microsoft Ignite Conference that showcased the new Office 365 Suite on different and interesting aspects. You should definitely check out the video as we shared some of the symbols, processes, visual development and more.
Office is used by over 1 billion people around the world, daily. Across a vast spectrum of industries, cultures, and generations, and devices. Tendril was approached to concept and create a film for the Microsoft Ignite Conference that showcased the simple, powerful, and intelligent UI/UX of the new Office 365 Suite..
The new Office 365 Suite is platform independent, contains advanced AI-powered features, can be run on the cloud and allows online collaboration between users across apps. The challenge was to convey a simpler, modernized user interface and amplify a sense of ease-of-use while simultaneously revealing the engineering complexity and powerful capabilities that exist under the hood.
The outcome was a world of layers that communicated the experiential fluidity and depth of the toolset, powered by decades of development. The outcome was a world of layers that communicated the experiential fluidity and depth of the toolset, powered by decades of development. Drawing from these concepts and inspired by the underlying design, we dove deep into the software, constructing and deconstructing the various advancements into an animated visual language.
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