Posts by Michael Crump

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Beautiful apps made possible and easy with Windows.UI

By Michael Crump

If you are into creating sweet UI, then you’re definitely going to want to dig into the new Visual Layer with The namespace allows Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers to use a new Visual Layer that will get them closer… Read more

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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

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Adding color to your design

By Michael Crump

What is your favorite color? Most of us have been asked this question for as long as we can And for most of us, this decision probably marked our first and foundational experience with having an artistic Color Previous posts… 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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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

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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