In Pakistan the shift in philosophy of independent developers and ISVs from web and desktop applications development to consumer driven market is obvious which is a healthy sign for IT echo system however we often come across apps over which extensive development has been carried out while ignoring or paying little attention to design aspects. That is sad but subtle truth.
Design is an integral but often ignored aspect by most applications developers and we have seen that in Windows 8 applications development, paying heed to User Experience (UX) is at the heart of apps success. The reason is obvious, Windows 8 is primarily designed for touch and it is all about how user interacts with your app and unless you provide a seamless and robust interaction, the extensive development may not win hearts alone.
The phenomenon however is not local and to assist developers in bringing their virtualizations to life in a more constructive and creative way, to deeply understand the design need for laying out better user experience, Microsoft Virtual Academy provides Windows 8 UX Design Jump Start to discover new features of Windows 8. Learn from Microsoft's Chris Mayo and Big Nerd Ranch's Brandy Porter the ins and outs of designing better UX for Windows 8.