Inside the Microsoft TechDays Belgium Apps

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Inside the Microsoft TechDays Belgium Apps

  1. 1. Inside TheMicrosoft TechDays Belux 2013 Apps
  2. 2. • Challenge• Approach• Results Techdays Belux W8 & Windows Phone
  3. 3. Challenge: make the Designs forWindows 8 & Windows Phone in a limited amount of time.
  4. 4. Approach• Benchmarking other Techdays apps• Breakdown of the functionalities to essence• Some basic sketching to get structure in place• Limited user interviews with people attending this and past events• Given limited functions, try to find something “different” from other apps for Windows 8• For Windows Phone, we tried to get inspired by apps that are real WP8 native interfaces (such as pictures app)
  5. 5. Result Windows 8• Use of a fixed column for “communication” before, during and after the event• Use of a background image in HUB to give some more emotion to the app, even though the content is straight- forward• Possibility to create own agenda, shown in fixed column during event• Brought different entry points together on the HUB: full program, direct filter on topic and quick links to secondary info
  6. 6. Result Windows Phone• Consistency in functionality & design style compared to Windows 8• Extra focus on agenda once it’s created by bringing it to front• Use of typical WP design patterns like pivot and parralax logo
  7. 7. Result Windows 8 - HUB
  8. 8. Result Windows 8 – Section (program)
  9. 9. Result Windows 8 - Snap
  10. 10. Result WP

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