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UX Design for Win 8 Apps, Part 3: Animation & Tile

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 5/14/2015
Level Intermediate
Runtime 0h 53m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
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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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

Animation, Touch and Tiles

Animations (15:39)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Embracing Animation (03:54)
  • Animation Basics (03:45)
  • Animation Library (03:00)
  • Designer Considerations (04:39)
  • Summary (00:10)
Designing for Touch (18:36)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • The Win 8 Touch Language (03:45)
  • Turn to Rotate & Edge Swipe (02:47)
  • Touch Truths (01:49)
  • Touch Patterns (03:13)
  • Targeting (04:22)
  • Mouse, Keyboard, & Pen (02:18)
  • Summary (00:10)
Tiles (19:01)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Live Tiles & User Control (04:10)
  • Tile Templates (02:33)
  • Peek Templates (04:29)
  • Secondary Tiles & Branding (03:53)
  • Tile Sizes & Badges (03:34)
  • Summary (00:10)