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Designing Windows 8 Apps

Course Summary

It can be daunting when you want to create a new app. First you need some ideas, then, you need to choose the best one. Once you've done that, how do you decide what features to put in version one? This course leads you through this process and onwards in

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Choosing an App Idea
        ◦ Introduction and Agenda
        ◦ Capturing Ideas
        ◦ What's Your Motivation?
        ◦ Idea Evaluation Criteria
        ◦ 'Experience' Apps
        ◦ Demo: Using Excel to compare ideas
        ◦ Module Summary
    ● Fleshing Out the Idea
        ◦ Introduction and Agenda
        ◦ User Value
        ◦ Introducing Some Windows 8 Features
        ◦ Demo: Sharing Source and Target
        ◦ Demo: Search
        ◦ Demo: Primary App Live Tile
        ◦ Demo: Secondary App Tiles
        ◦ Demo: Toast Notifications
        ◦ Demo: App Settings
        ◦ Feature Brainstorming
        ◦ Choosing Features for Version 1
        ◦ The MoSCoW Method for Prioritisation
        ◦ Monetization Options
        ◦ Expanding Feature Ideas with User Stories
        ◦ Module Summary
    ● Designing Navigation and UI
        ◦ Introduction and Agenda
        ◦ The Microsoft Design Principles
        ◦ Navigation Patterns
        ◦ Demo: Some Navigation Patterns in Action
        ◦ Designing The Navigation Flow
        ◦ Interacting with App Content and Features
        ◦ Elevating Content
        ◦ App Commands and App Bars
        ◦ Context Menus
        ◦ Using Relevant Charms
        ◦ App View States
        ◦ Typography and Fonts
        ◦ Fundamental Page Layout Guidelines
        ◦ Introducing Paper Prototyping
        ◦ Module Summary
        ◦ Course Summary and Further Reading


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USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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