Windows Phone Design Day!!!



Pimp My App

A premium design workshop for developers to create better user interfaces for their touch-based applications

Join us for a day of design and technology as part of the European Windows Phone Design days, kicking off in South Africa.

Using Windows Phone 7 tools and platform, Arturo Toledo and Corrina Black will lead you through a half day of design considerations, tips & tricks to enhance the UX quality of your applications.

We finish up the afternoon with a run through of your existing apps; looking at design and user experience and how you can improve.

With touch-based applications becoming increasingly commonplace, we give you the edge on how to improve the overall user experience of your apps.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Microsoft South Africa, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston


08h30 – 09h00


09h00 – 12h30



Metro Foundation


The Basics

Pivot/Panorama, Controls, Iconography, Typography, Motion, Layout


Make it your Own

Tailoring Metro UI’s depending on your app scenario

12h30 – 13h15


13h15 – 15h15

App Review

Show us your existing app and we’ll help you take it to the next level

15h15 – 15h45

Wrap Up

About the Presenters

Arturo Toledo and Corrina Black are both User Experience Design Leads with Microsoft, based in Redmond. This workshop forms part of their European tour on Windows Phone Design Day sessions.

What to Bring

  • Your own machine with the software you’ve used to build your Windows Phone apps so far. If you want to be on the latest versions, install the latest SDK and tools from
  • A WP7 application that you have built (or are busy building)
  • Water & snacks

Register for the workshop here

*This event is being offered free of charge. If you are unable to take advantage of this offer, please let us know by return mail, that we can invite other attendees.


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