On September 8, 2008, Google took the wrapper off Chrome. “Nobody expected to wake up and experience an internet game change today,” wrote Wired, in praise of how much engineering hummed behind the browser’s simple white screen and the blank Google search bar. That’s still true more than a decade later: The Chrome team works constantly on design tweaks that make the browser easier and easier to navigate, while still giving its one billion-and-more users fast and safe access to their entire digital lives. To celebrate Chrome’s 10th birthday, the browser got its biggest redesign to date: Simplified URLs, a streamlined layer for syncing user identity and passwords, a more expressive omnibox (the combined search and navigation bar underneath your tabs), and rounder tabs that use icons more prominently, freshened up to scale for tab-hoarders (i.e. all of us). Here, five Google designers talk about how they pulled this off, and what they think about when they think about Chrome.This essay was originally published in the first issue of the Google Design magazine. For a chance to get your own copy, follow us on Instagram.