Windows Phone Design Bootcamp 201: Composition

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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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    Peter Lackman

    Sorry about the failed comment, feel free to delete that one...

    My question was about pivot controls, how bad it would be to have more than seven pivot pages if there's a clear order or sequence in them?

    For example an e-book reader that would use pivot control for chapters.

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    @Peter: sorry about the late reply.
    more than 7 pivots would be a lot for the user to navigate accross and could also cause performance challenges, if they have a lot of data. that being said it could work. I would encourage you to submit your design idea or app for a lightening design reviews, there's one every week:

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