In this Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Start, you learn how to apply your skills as a designer to create Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1, and you get better prepared for Exam 74-353, part of the Microsoft Certified Specialist: Windows UX Design certification. In addition, the apps you design will be an expression of your creativity, which, while feeling native to Windows, will give users an experience that is both unique and familiar.
Instructor | Chris Mayo - Microsoft Senior Program Manager; Martin Tirion - Microsoft Technical Evangelist
Associated Exam(s) | 74-353 - Windows UX Design Related Certification | Microsoft Certified Specialist: Windows UX Design Associated Course(s) | 40043 - Windows 8 UX Design Workshop
In this session, we'll provide an overview of what's new in Windows 8.1 and how to design for these new experiences. We'll discuss the principles, personality, patterns, and platform that the Windows team used to design the Windows 8.1 user experience, plus explain how you can use them as the base for the design of your own apps.
When you're creating a touch-based mobile app, you want to focus on a great app premise, along with scenarios and features that support your vision. In this session, we'll go through the steps you'll use to begin designing a great Windows Store app for Windows 8.1.
The Windows 8.1 platform comes with a number of built-in controls that you can use to develop your app. In this presentation, you will learn about these controls and their features, how you can use them in your design, and how they contribute to the overall experience of your app.
Learn how simple, intuitive navigation design encourages discovery and fluidity, allowing users to become immersed in what makes your app great.
Discover how to design an app layout that provides a sense of quality, structure, and hierarchy while being beautiful, simple, and straightforward.
Find out how to design apps that appear beautiful and well-crafted at all window sizes, taking full advantage of the powerful multitasking model on all screens and form factors.
Search is one of the most common ways for users to discover content in your app. In this module, you'll learn how to design a search experience that provides users a fast and efficient way to find what they are looking for across Windows, the web, and your app.
Apps working together are more efficient and can create more complete end-to-end experiences than a single app working on its own. Learn how to design a great Share experience to delight users and to help increase the usage of your app.
Learn how to design integration of contacts from the People app and appointments from the Calendar app directly into your app and scenarios.
Your apps should be alive with activity, providing users personalized, relevant content that draws them back in. Get tips on how to design a great tile, notification, and lock screen experience for your app to do just that.
Windows 8.1 and the Windows Store make it simple for millions of users to discover, try, and buy your app from all over the world. In this session, you'll learn what's new in the Windows Store for Windows 8.1 and how to design for the monetization and promotion of your app.
We'll share some lessons learned when designing and building several of the apps that ship in Windows 8.1, including Calculator, Alarms, and Mail.
The information in this module provides you with an opportunity to dive deeper into Windows 8.1 UX design, at your own pace.
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