Posts in app design

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Animations with the Visual Layer

By Michael Crump

When the layout of your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app changes, there is often a slight pause as your app rearranges content to fit the new window size or Composition APIs let you create smooth-as-butter animations between these states so… Read more

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Creating Beautiful Effects for UWP

By Michael Crump

The Composition APIs allow you to enhance the appeal of your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app with a wide range of beautiful and interesting visual Because they are applied at a low level, these effects are highly They run at… Read more

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Communicating with your users

By Michael Crump

While a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app should be visually appealing, it should also project the voice of the original app creators from time to After all, a good user experience is ultimately a human-centric Communicating effectively with your users… Read more

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Scaling your phone app design to all UWP device families

By Rajen Kishna

In porting your phone app to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), one of the main challenges you’ll face is coming up with reasonable visual designs for the wide variety of devices and form factors supported by The advantage of taking… Read more

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Using iconography to enhance UX design

By Michael Crump

Iconography is a visual language used to represent features, functionality, or Icons are meant to be simple, visual elements that are recognized and understood In a previous post, we explored communication through visual We also dove a little deeper into… Read more

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Sketching your app design

By Michael Crump

If design can be said to have one big secret, something that makes designers what they are and distinguishes them from coders, it is At the same time, it is an easy skill to learn—though not to master—and you have… Read more

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Design thinking: finding your inspiration

By Michael Crump

One of the biggest differences between developers and designers is that development is something developers do while design is something creatives To think like a designer means constantly honing one’s tastes and looking for new ways to be In the… Read more

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Visual communication and visual cues

By Michael Crump

In our previous post of this series, we introduced the art of typography: how the formation of letters and words affect usability, readability, and In today’s post, we introduce you to the science of communication through visual We’ll look at: Visual cues in general—typical… Read more

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Understanding typography and UX design

By Michael Crump

Typography is an ancient discipline concerned with how the formation of letters and words affect usability, readability, and Making the right typography choices can give your app a feel of accuracy, crispness, and Bad typography choices, on the other hand,… Read more

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Getting started with app design

By Michael Crump

This blog is the first in a multi-part series on app design for We’ll introduce you to the tricks of the design trade so you can create more attractive and more successful UWP There is a well-known gap in the… Read more