Posts in app design

September 16, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

September 12, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

July 14, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

June 2, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

May 17, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

April 27, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

April 7, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

March 24, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

March 15, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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