Some Important Points from Design for Windows Phone Developer session from Bijoy Singhal


I attended session of Bijoy Singhal on Design for Windows Phone Developer. I captured some of the points from that session as below

IT has been moved from office to home and in between ;

  • Smartphone is not a tiny desktop
  • Phone usage pattern different from desktop
  • You don’t want to create app that wont be used after 1st time
  • As a developer start putting effort in design
  • Good design = ease of use + experience (functionality, useful,delightful )
  • Good design is personal
  • Good design is differential between two apps
  • Metro : Content over Chrome
  • Metro : Navigation
  • Metro : Lite & Simple Tiles
  • Metro : Typography
  • Metro design is large extent inspired by transportation industry
  • Metro is not just about putting square boxes , it is about performance also
  • Metro discourage to use buttons
  • In Windows Phone you do not exit from any random page
  • Shrinking everything does not make better app
  • Chrome is not information but the beauty aspect of the application.
  • all the font in Windows Phone are SIGO font
  • Motion in Windows Phone design : Turnstile ,Contriumm, Swivel, slide
  • Tilt effect to show response to user.

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Dhananjay Kumar

Dhananjay Kumar is Developer Evangelist for Infragistics. He is a 8 times Microsoft MVP and well respected Developer Advocate in India.He is the author of 900+ Blog Posts, and can often be found speaking around India at conferences and hosting free workshops for programmers across the country. So far, he has hosted 60 free workshops on various topics like JavaScript, Angular, WCF, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Azure etc. Follow him on twitter @debug_mode for all the updates about his blog posts and workshops. You can send him email at debugmode [at] outlook [dot] com

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