Designing for Windows 8

Fundamentals of Great Design in Windows Store Apps

Authors: Schooley, Brent

  • Designing for Windows 8 is a fast-paced, 150-page primer on the key design concepts you need to create successful Windows 8 apps. This book will help you design a user interface that is both delightful and effective, feels ‘right’ to your users, and encapsulates a great Windows 8 experience.

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About this book

Designing for Windows 8 is a fast-paced, 150-page primer on the key design concepts you need to create successful Windows 8 apps. This book will help you design a user interface that is both delightful and effective, feels ‘right’ to your users, and encapsulates a great Windows 8 experience.

In this book, you will:

  • Meet the building blocks of solid Windows 8 UI design in a well-designed sample app.
  • Learn how to incorporate key design elements into your apps, such as the app bar, charms and subtle animations from the animation library.
  • Find out how to deliver the core experience that your users expect from Windows 8.
  • Learn how to make your app stand out from thousands of others in the Windows Store.

It’s now time to create the next generation of Windows applications. Arm yourself with design tactics and join in on this wonderful opportunity!

About the authors

Brent Schooley is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include client and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, and iOS. He is an Evangelist working for Infragistics with a focus on mobile platforms. He has a passion for making people s experiences with software the best that they can possibly be.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Microsoft Design Style Inspirations

    Schooley, Brent

    Pages 1-12

  • Microsoft Design Style Principles

    Schooley, Brent

    Pages 13-37

  • Design Strategies for Windows 8

    Schooley, Brent

    Pages 39-69

  • Basic Building Blocks of Windows 8 Design

    Schooley, Brent

    Pages 71-108

  • Windows 8 Platform Considerations

    Schooley, Brent

    Pages 109-131

Buy this book

eBook $14.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4960-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4959-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing for Windows 8
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals of Great Design in Windows Store Apps
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Brent Schooley
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-4960-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-4960-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-4959-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 168
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