Windows 10 Quick Start Guide
In January of 2020, the Windows 7 Operating System faced its end-of-life cycle and would no longer be supported. The Windows Community team knew that many Windows 7 users would feel apprehensive about transitioning to the newer operating system. They wanted to provide online and digital resource guides for the customers who needed step-by-step instructions.
Initial layouts + content organization
We wanted the user to find the experience warm and approachable. Initial design layouts were explored and reviewed in grayscale. Primary considerations were simple navigation, callouts to key features, and providing pro tips from Julie and the Windows Community Team.
Warm, fun, inviting, and simple. Initial layout explorations established our color scheme and prominence of messaging, photographic imagery, and the Microsoft logo.
Final quick start guide
The result was bright, colorful, and easy to review. The final guide is 32 pages long and features a great mix of tips, suggestions, videos, and information. The Windows Community team continues to receive considerable traffic on the site and numerous downloads of the guide.