To make Chrome look and feel more comfortable on macOS Big Sur, Google seems to be working on a bigger overhaul of the browser icon. On Twitter this evening, Elvin Hu, a member of the Google Chrome design team, shared three potential designs to add a touch of Big Sur’s “neumorphism”.
The first design is exactly what you can see from the current version of Chrome 87 on macOS, while the latter two use light and shadow in different ways to create a sense of depth. The tweet is intended as a way to open up comments from the community on the most logical direction.
Elsewhere on Twitter, Alex Ainslie, head of design for Google Chrome, briefly shared about the delicate balance of making each of Chrome’s logos on different platforms consistently feel like ‘Chrome-y’, ‘Google-y’, and ‘OS-y’ – which means it corresponds to the design language of a particular operating system.
One of my favorite things in the making @Google Chrome for ChromeOS, Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS is that we can negotiate how to be 1) Chrome-y and 2) Google-y and 3) OS-y at the same time.
So, in your opinion, which of these three potential icons for Google Chrome best fits the macOS Big Sur design language? Let us know in the comments.
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