Windows 8 UX Fundamentals – Virtual Training

Windows teamet bjuder in till ett kostnadsfritt online event den 14 juni där de går genom hur du designar en fantastisk Windows 8 app som drar nytta av plattformen och följer UX guidelines.

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Agendan för eventet ser du nedan. Observera att tidsangivelserna är enligt PST, så eventet börjar med andra ord kl. 17:50 “svensk tid”.


Time (PST)





Welcome, agenda and goals for the day

9:00 - 10:00

Metro style design

Metro style design has a set of five guiding principles to help you make the best choices when designing your app. These principles are the foundation for building great Metro style apps. Consider these principles as you plan your app, and always ensure your design and development choices live up to these principles.

10:00 - 11:00

Commanding, Information Architecture &  Navigation

You have several surfaces you can place commands and controls on in your Metro style app, including the app window, pop-ups, dialogs, and bars. Choosing the right surface at the right time can mean the difference between an app that's a breeze to use and one that's a burden.

11:00 - 11:15



11:15 - 12:15

Designing for Touch, Mouse, Keyboard

Windows 8 provides a concise set of touch interactions used consistently throughout the system. Applying this language consistently makes your app feel familiar to what users already know. This increases user confidence by making your app easier to learn and use.

12:15 - 13:00



13:00 - 13:30


Purposeful, well-designed animations bring apps to life and make the experience feel crafted and polished. Help users understand context changes, and tie experiences together with visual transitions.

Standard animations from library and appropriate use.

13:30 - 14:00

Designing for view states

Learn about designing for different view states including Snapped, Filled, Full, and Portrait views

14:00 - 14:30

Designing apps with adaptive layouts in Windows 8 & thinking beyond the 9" display

Users want to use your app while they chat, surf the web, or play a game so making your snapped view useful and maintain context when going between snapped and unsnapped views is very important. Windows also runs great across multiple form factors and screen resolutions so understanding what to do with more screen real estate can make a big difference to a user’s experience.

14:30 - 14:45



14:45 - 15:45

Using contracts

Contracts are the glue that binds Metro style apps together and to the system UI. Two apps that have implemented the same contract can work together to complete a broad or complex scenario. In this session we explore the various Contracts available in Windows 8 including Share, Search, Settings and Picker Extension.

15:45 - 16:15

Connected and alive

In this session we’ll learn how to design a great tile, the front door to your app. A good live tile design can help increase engagement and keep your users coming back for more. We’ll also explore Toast Notifications and when you should use them to get the user’s attention.

16:15 - 17:15

Anatomy of an App:
Case Study

In this session we’ll walk through designing an app based on an app from another platform/website.

17:15 - 17:45

Wrap up



Inför eventet kan du med fördel redan nu ta del av material som finns på där du hittar UX Guidelines, UX Patters, design assets med mera.

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