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    How to design a Windows 8 Metro style app starting from an existing Windows Phone app – Part 2

    Welcome to the second blog where we talk about the main similarities and differences between the design guidelines of the Windows 8 and the Windows Phone platforms and what this means to designers and developers. In the  first blog post we covered: Design process Layout and navigation In this part we will take a deeper look at: Commands and actions Touch Orientation and views Notifications and live tiles Telerik upcoming Windows 8 suite You can download the full series as: high resolution pdf  (~7 MB), or low resolution pdf (~2 MB).
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    Designing a Windows 8 Metro style app starting from an existing Windows Phone app – Design Case Study Part 1

    A lot of the Windows Phone developers out there are already considering porting their Windows Phone apps to Windows 8. May be you are thinking: from Metro to Metro - it has to be pretty easy and straightforward, doesn’t it? Let’s see if this is true. This case study gives insights into porting the design of an existing Windows Phone app to a Windows 8 Metro app. It discusses the main similarities and differences between the design guidelines of the two platforms, what can and cannot be reused. User Experience Design Guidelines for Windows Phone User Experience Design Guidelines for Windows 8 For...
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    RadChart for Windows 8 WinRT - Designing the demo

    October 14, 2011 Share
    We, at Telerik, are trying to be the first facing the challenge to adopt the newest technologies - and here we are now designing and developing a WinRT demo application at this early developer preview stage of the OS and developer tools. As a UX designer I was eager to start with the design and in the same time a little bit scared in front of the challenge. However it turns out it’s not as big of a challenge as I thought. Two of the most important reasons for that are: our RadControls for Windows Phone 7 completely working on WinRT...
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    Going mobile – the UX perspective. Part 1 – be Metro

    December 16, 2010 Share
      We are proud that our controls are not only excellent development tools but they also excel in appearance, styling, great usability and overall user experience. This is a result of the united efforts of the whole team of our developers and us - the UX and UI designers here in Telerik. Our brand new RadControls for Windows Phone 7 and the all new Metro design guidelines bring so many new UX challenges that we thought it would be a good idea to share them with you and to hear your thoughts, which are of great value for us. This is the first...