Posts in user experience

IoT, PC

ICYMI – Animations, C++/WinRT, Surface Dial and Symlinks

By Windows Apps Team

Did you miss us over the long weekend? We missed you, Here’s what you might’ve missed this past week! Symlinks Symlinks haven’t always been easy to access or create for Windows Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14972, devs… Read more

PC

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

PC

Smooth Interaction and Motion with the Visual Layer

By Michael Crump

The Composition APIs come with a robust animation engine that provides quick and fluid motion running in a separate process from your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) This provides a consistent 60 frames per second when running your app on an… Read more

PC

Polishing Your App with Animations and Audio Cues

By Michael Crump

There are plenty of well-designed apps out Often what distinguishes a great Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app from a good one is the small touches, like animations and audio This post will provide guidance on some of the subtle nuances… Read more

PC

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

PC, Uncategorized

Designing for Intuitive Navigation

By Michael Crump

In the past several posts, we have covered user interface (UI) design concepts such as typography, visual cues, and design In today’s blog, however, we will look at a topic that has much less to do with solving UI design… Read more

PC

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

PC

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