We worked closely with the creative team at Microsoft to design a native iOS and OS X experience for the most recent version of Microsoft Office 365.

The Challenge

As discussed in the article, “How Microsoft Started Over and Built Office for iPad“, the key challenge for this project was to provide users with “… a familiar experience when they open these apps…” and “…finding the sweet spot between [being] platform-appropriate and unmistakably Microsoft…”. 

The Approach

Together with Microsoft, our project work focused on creating feature mock-ups and thousands of icons for the latest versions of Office. We “made things implicit” with a streamlined Office interface that is familiar and understandable. We also addressed the “Retina-display ready” requirement through delivery of all assets in regular and Retina resolutions as well as 3x versions when needed, such as for the iPhone 6s plus.

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— Han-yi Shaw, Microsoft

Mike Gonzalez

West Palm Beach, FL

Mike Gonzalez - Visionary, Technologist, User Experience Designer. In 2004, at the age of 16, Mike founded Perfect, a Digital Product Design firm, stating “I don’t want to build a company that sells billable hours, I want to build a company that adds value.” Perfect empowers product teams to validate market opportunities, strategize, build and launch products that help companies reach their goals. He is a council member and startup ambassador for Palm Beach Technology Association and a trusted advisor to many startups, and SMBs.

Empowering product teams at some of the worlds most innovative companies.