Windows Phone 7.5 wins 2012 Interaction Award

HTC Titan II

I’m excited to pass along the great news that our very own Windows Phone 7.5 is a 2012 Interaction Award winner! In a field of over 300 entries from 33 countries, the compelling UX of Windows Phone stood out.  Our elegant integration of social networks, the Metro design language of color and typography, and the minimalist … Read more Windows Phone 7.5 wins 2012 Interaction Award

Windows 7 Slates: Touch-First UIs

When it comes to building apps with “Touch-First” user interfaces for Windows 7 Slates, there are a few principles you need to follow. Instead of talking about gestures, swiping, pinching or receiving multi-touch Windows messages, I’m going to stick to the basics in this article.  I’m not an artist or UX guru, but I have … Read more Windows 7 Slates: Touch-First UIs

The Important User Experience (UX) You Can’t See

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Whenever I hear the term, “UX,” I immediately think of graphic designers, artists and folks who focus on making the UI of your application beautiful. Nine times out of ten, this is the appropriate connection to make.  Great UX folks at Microsoft came together to make Windows Phone 7 the most visually-appealing smartphone on the … Read more The Important User Experience (UX) You Can’t See