Windows Phone Design Bootcamp 101: Windows Design Language

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Windows Phone Design Bootcamp Overview:

Windows Phone Design 101 covers the philosophy, inspiration and visuals that are Windows Phone Design Language. Starting with the basic terminology of design, this boot camp will take you from its early origins to the Design Principles each screen in Windows Phone was measured against. From there, we will show you the design process that guided its creation. Lastly, we will discuss the larger Microsoft Design ecosystem including Windows 8.

In Windows Phone Design 201 focuses on the skills necessary to implement "pixel-perfect" Windows Phone UI. 201 will cover the "system" including basics of the phones navigation model, interaction with the shell and an overview of gesture system. Next it will cover "composition", which is about how to clearly define when it is appropriate to use a page template and when to use a particular animation or page transition or how to harness screen orientation. Lastly, we will cover, controls and APIs available for creating your own experiences and give tips on how to do simple prototyping.

Boot camp presenter: Jared T Potter

Former Windows Phone Design Integration Lead for 3 years, Jared is now Principle Designer for Jared's focus is to combine the most cutting edge design language, user experience and motion graphics into a complete mobile user experience.

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      Great video,

      Thank you vary much.

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      Bill Baker

      I didn't find this series of presentations very useful for a non-designer. Too general. Didn't provide any examples as to how to use concepts suggested as best practices. Presenter seemed to rush through things. A longer more relaxed presentation with additional explanation would have been more enjoyable and informative.

      General comment on design: There seems to be an assumption by designers that everyone interacts with things in a visual manner. Not so!!!! The first thing I turn back on in apps that don't default this (including Windows explorer and IE) is the menu bar. Words have greater meaning to me and are by far faster to interact with than some supposedly universal iconograph that more often than not doesn't mean a damn thing to me. This concept seems to pervade Windows 8 and will probably make it less attractive to use, at least for me.

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