Windows 8 interface's design heritage

Summary: Microsoft's new Windows 8 interface, formerly known as Metro, is a clear break from the ageing desktop metaphor. Is it the industry's way forward, or just confusing brand differentiation? Either way, it's got design-history cred.

Topics: Windows, Microsoft

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