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UX Design for Win 8 Apps, Part 1: UI & Planning

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

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  • Creative Design Power Pack
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Release date Release date 5/14/2015
Level Level Intermediate
Runtime Runtime 1h 17m
Published eBooks Published eBooks Included
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample files Sample files Included
Exams Exams N/A

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Course description

Master UX Design for Windows 8 apps in this 3 part learning series, Windows 8 has plunged head first into the app market, and now, you can learn the ins and outs of developing Windows 8 apps from a user perspective – from app development best practices to sharing your app with the world – with UX Design for Windows 8 Apps. Understand the Windows 8 platform, how it works, and what features work best for mobile and desktop platforms Utilize popular features like Layout, Charms, App Bars, and more. Design user-friendly apps that perform well and are beautiful and simple in their purpose.


This course assumes some familiarity with Windows 8 development. This course is part of a 3 part learning series. Please view the courses in the following order, UX Design for Windows 8 Apps: Intro to UI and Planning; UX Design for Windows 8 Apps: Settings and Commands; and UX Design for Windows 8 Apps: Animation, Touch and Tiles.

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John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Intro to UI and Planning

Introduction to Win 8 Design (23:50)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Design Principles (04:40)
  • Design Concepts (03:48)
  • Windows 8 Overview (04:17)
  • Windows 8 Charms (04:40)
  • Advantage of Charms (02:01)
  • Simulating Views (04:01)
  • Summary (00:10)
Layout, Grid, & Typography (20:12)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • The Layout (03:20)
  • Using the Grid (04:41)
  • The Standard Template (02:52)
  • Typography (04:30)
  • Microsoft Fonts (04:28)
  • Summary (00:10)
Planning App, Choose Features (16:57)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Planning Your App (03:35)
  • Best At Statement & Scenarios (04:27)
  • Creating a Story (04:06)
  • Choosing the Right Features (04:27)
  • Summary (00:10)
Charms & Searching (16:03)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • The UI & Charms (04:38)
  • The Search Experience (02:50)
  • Responsibility & Scenarios (04:15)
  • Search Criteria (03:59)
  • Summary (00:10)