Do you have plans to implement the Microsoft Office guidance for icons?


#1

Despite of Windows 10 Icons, there is a guideline for icons that are to be used in addons for the desktop version of office.

Have a look. Unfortunately your icon set for office violates the guideline at a couple of points ;( Those are the ones I have spotted right away:

  • [Action is in top left corner]
  • [Colors]:
    • Use color to communicate meaning rather than for embellishment. It should highlight or emphasize an action, status, or an element that explicitly differentiates the mark.
    • If possible, use only one additional color beyond gray. Limit additional colors to two at the most.

Even before I have seen those guidelines I had the impression, that your office icons are way too colorful. You use colors for decorating icons, not to distinguish actions.


#2

Yes, we plan to address these guidelines. Possibly we come up with a new style. The discrepancy is because these guidelines are relatively new. However, we have been drawing this icon set for years, in the absence of any guidelines.