You and I (in the UI)

When creating an app, when should the interface use the word you or your and when should it use I or my ? To help answer this question, we can think about the user interface as a conversation between the app and the user. Most of the time the app is talking to the user. The app might refer […]

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Design Thinking by Philips

Sean Carney, the Chief Design Officer from the international electronics company Philips has written an interesting blog post titled “Design Thinking is Dead. Long Live Design Thinking.”  Read more on the Philips Design website.

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Windows Phone design consultation videos

There are now seven videos Windows Phone Design Consultation series on the Nokia Dev Forum YouTube channel.

In these videos, we see Microsoft’s Dave Crawford share some of his advice and suggestions with independent app developers.

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Cocktail Flow

Cocktail Flow is a visually appealing app containing many cocktail recipes. This review discusses the features that caught my interest as an app designer

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Microsoft's fifth principle

Microsoft has five design principles, from “Pride in craftsmanship” to “Win as one”. This is all good, until you ask what those principles mean. If you ask different people you are likely to get slight different answers.

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Usability can save energy

The complexity of smart heating controls is limiting householders’ ability to save energy. That’s according to research funded by the British government.

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Hello and welcome

This blog explores the design of great apps. We’ll be reviewing an assortment of the best apps for Windows. We’ll be talking about design principles and seeing those principles put into practice.

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