A few weeks ago, our Studios team, the folks responsible for the end-to-end user experience on the phone, invited a few partners and agencies for what we called “Windows Phone Design Days”.
This was a 1.5 day deep-dive into their inspiration, philosophy, goals, and down to the 9mm details on implementation.
We recorded this event. The videos have not been edited, but this was such great content we are rushing for you to get it, below, please find links to the recordings.
If you are a developer or designer looking to target Windows Phone, this is a must-watch series. If you hold any kind of role related to software visual and interactive design, this should still be a great series for you to watch; you will get amazing insights into the research and the process that our teams go through to build stunning, award-winning experiences like the ones you have seen in Zune HD, and will see in Windows Phone.
I have organized them in the order we presented them, but you can watch them in any order you want. Just make sure you watch them all.
Ana and Miles, the Windows Phone personas ( Tracey Lovejoy, 3:33 )
The Metro Design Language, the inspiration ( Jeff Fong, 29:48)
Deconstructing a Windows Phone application part 1: Controls ( Rhon Manlapaz, Ryan Bickel, 17:40)
Deconstructing a Windows Phone application part2: Animation ( Jeff Arnold, 34:22 )
Deconstructing a Windows Phone application, part 3: Target Sizes ( Tirthankar Sengupta, 13:39 )
Deconstructing a Windows Phone application, part 4: Globalization (Ayman Raslan, Franklin Yow : 37:45 )
Deconstructing a Windows Phone application, part 6: Perceived performance (19:45 )
Designer insights into Panorama and Pivot ( Chad Roberts, Amy Alberts, 32:18)
Making Audio Sing on Windows Phone (Matthew Bennett, 34:26 )
Windows Phone Voice ( Karen Kesler, 32:00 )
Designer Resources: Expression Blend Overview and Roadmap ( Celso Gomes, Peter Blois, 41:20 )
Designer Resources: Windows Phone Documentation ( Chris Kilbourn, 11:18 )
Designer Resources: Windows Phone Design Templates ( Chad Roberts, 04:01 )
If after watching all these insightful videos you feel inspired and want to get started, go check this post with links to all the designer reso urces for Windows Phone.
Happy Windows Phone coding!