Microsoft will have a new Windows and devices chief designer after Ralf Groene's retirement

Will Ralf Groene enjoy his retirement?

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Microsoft's chief designer Ralf Groene retired

After 17 years of work as head of Windows and devices design at Microsoft, Ralf Groene announced his retirement on LinkedIn. It’s a big thing because for the past ten years, Groen has been the main architect designer for the Surface tablets and Windows OS and apps.

Groene received a lot of praises for his move but his friends who worked with him at Google and Microsoft doubted that he will just enjoy his retirement and he agreed. Therefore, we might see him soon joining another project.

In the meantime, Microsoft named Pavan Davuluri as its Windows and Surface chief, but we don’t know yet who will be responsible for the design part.

As much as we respect Groene’s work, we’ve had a lot of great ideas about Windows 11’s design and a new chief designer might appreciate and consider them for the future Windows 12.

All that considered, we can’t wait to see what Groene will do next and we will keep you posted with new developments.

Who do you think will be the new chief designer for Microsoft products? Let’s talk about that in the comments below.

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