Fluent design language

Fluent Design language (project name Neon) is design system for creating adaptive, empathetic, and beautiful user interfaces. To get the aspects of real environment (3 dimensional) to digital space (2 dimensional), we have explored design with light, material and depth in actual space.

1.Studies of elements

Captures and studies in the transformation of physical elements.

Bring materiality to the digital

Create Physical & Digital harmony

Amplify the experience


Explore the interaction between layers, the transition of colors and the motion of depth. Explore the solidity and physicality of color collisions.

Organic transition and movement of color, growing color, depth, level of transparency, blending, gradient, transmission, diffusion, edge glow


Explore the motion of the visual perception of color and material.

Motion of glow, fast and slow transition

Amplified color

Explore the journey of an amplified color (saturation)

Gradient, blending, Intensify/amplify, Building up of color. Level of color and emotion, Highlights

2. Depth of field

Explorations on the visual application based on current studies

Experiment with depth, focus and materials

Focus in physical environments  

Shadow casts in physical environments  

Shadow casts in shallow depth

Shadow casts in deep depth

Transfer into digital surface

Scale changes in physical environments  

In order to suggest depth color values are important.

Nearby objects are seen as having more contrast and more saturated colors.

As the distance of an objects increases, its color and shading will be perceived with less contract and less saturation

3. Material studies

Materials in physical environments  

How material effect shadow color

Direct transfer into digital surface

Transfer into digital surface

4. Apply to design

Credit to former window design direction team

Jeremiah Whitaker, Lori Kratzer, Karen Scott, Ryan Vulk, Lauren Beckwith, Conroy Williamson, Sergey Kisselev, Karina Dion, Ryan Gagnier. Chris Abbas and Jeff Fong

Volta Mitte

The objective was to create a series of posters, which display the architecture of Volta Mitte, a new mixed-use urban planning project in Basel.

Each poster displays a different theme using distinct shapes and a custom typeface based on the triangular architectural elements of Volta Center, a residential building within Volta Mitte’s campus.