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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
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
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)