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Sep 5, 2011

Microsoft's Metro UI is indeed everywhere. Want some proof?

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Microsoft's Metro UI continues to gain popularity (regardless to Windows Phone 7 poor sales numbers…) and we already started seeing Android and iPhone apps using Metro style.

Windows 8 will have a special tablet mode which will be all about Metro and Metro can already be found in Zune, XBox, and of course: Windows Phone 7.

From Wikipedia:
Metro is an internal code name for a typography-based design language created by Microsoft. Early uses of the Metro principles, such as the typography, began as early as Microsoft Encarta 95, and later evolved into products such as Windows Media Center and Zune. Today, the principles of Metro are being applied to Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, and the upcoming Windows 8. A specially made version of Microsoft's Segoe font family, Segoe WP, is used as the main font family for all typographical elements.It was confirmed by Microsoft at Computex that Windows 8, the next version of Windows, will take inspiration from Metro. Microsoft also plans to add the Metro design principles to other products and services, like the Xbox 360 and Windows Live, in order to create a unified and distinctive look across its consumer products and services.

I'm a great fan of the Metro UI and recently I started capturing pictures of signs and symbols which simply "jumped" on me while on the move, reminding me of the Metro design.

Here are some of the pictures I took…

Hospital elevator floors signs – similar to the WP7 apps list page…

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Windows Phone 7 Metro UIMetro

How about that blue theme all over that hospital? Was it Microsoft who designed it?


Airport signs – similar to Windows 8 Metro UI for tablets:

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Metro UI - Windows 8

Metro UI in Windows 8


Metro Style Icons (mainly for toilets):

(talk about a "shitty" design…)

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WP_000123 WP_001147

Slate running metroMetro-train

metro UI Hospital

IMG_2370Metro UI is all over Windows 8 - The Mobile SpoonMetro UI in Windows 8 (1)

Read more:

More Metro UI Examples in Windows 8
Windows Phone 7 Metro UI Invades Android as Launcher
Metro UI is now all over Windows 8!
Beautiful enhanced Metro UI design for Windows Phone 7 [Concept]


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Microsoft's designs are becoming more and more classy and easy to the eyes, just like Apple's. With the looks of it, I really think it's going to be a success.

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