On the 27th anniversary of Windows, a video details the Win 8 interface design as far back as 2010

On the 27th anniversary of Windows, a video details the Win 8 interface design as far back as 2010
Jensen Harris, the Director of Program Management for the Windows User Experience Team, had a presentation back in the summer during the UX Week 2012 expo, during which he showed Windows 8 concept interface designs from as far back as 2010, the year when Windows Phone got its Modern UI looks.

Now the video of the presentation was uploaded online, on the eve of Windows' 27th anniversary yesterday, and the tiled design, developed early 2010, actually looks much like what we have now in the final version of Windows 8.

The similarity hints at the common interface design language being a much more complex affair for Redmond, that has been developed from the onset with the idea to unite all gadgets with Microsoft OS on them, and prep them for the touchscreen era that is upon us. The Jensen Harris presentation video is posted at the end of the slideshow below, and is worth watching in its longish entirety.

via Engadget



1. kimyhang

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

what about the 7.8 ? :(

2. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

pic 2 is funny lol windows logo circle

3. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Am I the only one that HATES Windows8 or is it IE10? Whatever the News player and such built into the front of Windows8. It's huge and blocky and makes me feel claustrophobic. Its taking what needs to be displayed in a small window and expands it over the whole screen.. its overkill. Ill stick with Win7 for now and for a LONG LONG time.

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

You're not the ONLY one, but your description is a bit novel, I'll grant you. Personally I like it. I wish the width of the scroll bars in IE10 was a bit wider, but everything else has been great (AND SO MUCH FASTER!!!). 8 is great on a touchscreen, so-so on a non-touchscreen, but desktop mode alleviates a lot of the things folks claim not to like - usually the same folks that ballyhooed 7 and still think XP is the greatest thing since Donkey Kong.

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

not really liking windows 8 using a mouse pad! its annoying! i miss windows 7!

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