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Windows 8 is a new digital canvas where you can showcase your creativity and flair with apps that reach hundreds of millions of people. The platform provides unique features like Live Tiles, Contracts and Cloud services, so you can engage your audience more deeply in new and creative ways. Enjoy this Jump Start with Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist Chris Mayo, and Big Nerd Ranch, Director of Design Brandy Porter where they show you the ins and outs of designing a better UX for Windows 8!
Instructor | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist - Chris Mayo; Big Nerd Ranch, Director of Design and Instructor - Brandy Porter
Related Exam(s) | Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8; Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8Related Course(s) | Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start; Build Apps for Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Jump Start
In this module Chris and Brandy provide an overview on the Microsoft design principles - do more with less, pride in craftsmanship, be fast and fluid, authentically digital, and win as one. Learn how these principles inspires confidence, comfort and familiarity for our customers.
If it doesn't help you be great, it distracts from it - basically if the user didn't ask for it, they don't want it. This session covers how to design your Windows Store App by deciding what it does great and what is needed to support its greatness.
Simple, intuitive navigation promotes discovery and fluidity, so focus on where you are and not where you can go. Learn more on how to help users focus on content through navigations patterns.
Stay focused on what makes your app great and away from distractions (chrome) that weaken your app. This module focuses on how to simplify the experience by immersing people in what they love and by solving for distractions not discoverability.
This section focuses on various surfaces, canvas, app bars, flyouts, context menus, message dialogs and charms. Windows 8 contains a lot of templates which you can leverage to help you organize command and decide what and what not to create.
Windows 8 is for all PCs. When designing you need to consider screen size, orientation, view state and pixel density. Pick up some additional tips and tricks in this module.
These elements are a core part of the expected Windows experience. This module focuses on how these allow apps to work together on broad scenarios, how to extend or customize features and how to share.
An app that is alive with activity entices users to be engaged. This section provides an overview on what users see, how they discern when the content on a tile is live and how to reflect your brand.
Learn it once and use it everywhere. Windows 8 touch language gives people a sense of confidence and helps you focus on what makes your app great and how you can manage this via the built-in platform controls.
Add beauty, energy, motion and personality to your Apps. This module focuses on how to enhance the user experience via animation.
The degree a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. This session covers details on what exactly it is and how you can prepare your app to declare it as an accessible app in the Windows Store.
This module covers designing a global app for a global market and tips and tricks to make your app more successful. Since windows is used worldwide, is available in over 100 languages, and in over 200 markets, leveraging what Windows offers increases the audience for your app.
This session provides an overview on the Windows Store and how to monetize and submit your App into Windows Store. Find out more on selling in a global market and the key to getting discovered.
Please peruse this section for additional information that supports this Jump Start event. This is an opportunity for you to dive deeper into Windows 8 UX Design at your own pace.