[Concept] Redesigning IE and File Explorer
UPDATE: Viewing the images here does no justice to the ~15 million pixels of the actual image. I suggest you click the image and view it from your browser.
Crumbleshake's take on Windows merging the desktop and Metro together is amazing, so I wanted to add to that as well, redesigning Windows built-in apps to make them function better using touch and mouse and keyboard.
Completely redesigned to put the most important functions up front and center, as well as tabbed browsing. Get a peek at your uploads, file transfers while you browse your photos. Kudos to Phyletik for inspiring minimalist design.
A full view of File Explorer
The typography and well-placed buttons with an edgeless design.
App-specific charms function on the desktop in the taskbar.
Tabbed browsing for file management
Condenses the functions of a full-featured browser into a compact yet functional experience. Minimize a tab and you see a screenshot of the website as well, making looking for a tab easier.
One bar for tabs and searches.
Small touches that make it easier to switch between tabs.
Taking advantage of screen real estate to maximise area of searches - and have small screenshots of bookmarks to identify them better.
I'm working on a huge redesign concept for Windows because I feel that it's the only OS that presents a true future of a more functional, less cluttered user experience. Just want to let you guys have a taste of it first and give your comments before doing something incredible major.