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.
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…”.
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.