Windows 8.1 UX Design Jump Start
In this Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Start, you’ll learn how to apply your skills as a designer to create Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1. These apps will be an expression of your creativity, while feeling native to Windows, giving users an experience that is both unique and familiar.

Course Outline

  • Designing User Experiences for Windows
  • Less Is More
  • UI Controls
  • Navigation
  • Layout
  • Windowing
  • Search
  • Share
  • Contacts and Appointments
  • Start, Tiles, Notifications, and Lock Screen
  • The Windows Store
  • Great Windows Store Apps
Instructor Team
Chris Mayo | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist | @chrisdmayo
Chris Mayo is a designer and developer focusing on the design of Windows Store apps. He has been with Microsoft for 13 years. Previously, he served as a designer, developer, and architect in the IT departments of Fortune 500 companies in the retail and finance industries. Keep up with Chris on his blog.
​Martin Tirion | Microsoft Technical Evangelist | @mtirion
Martin Tirion is User Experience Evangelist at Microsoft. In that role, he discusses the Microsoft platform and tools for building and designing applications. He emphasizes Microsoft Design Style and its application when building apps. Martin has more than 25 years of experience in app building on various platforms and has a strong passion for user experience.
Live Event Details
December 9 & 10, 2013
9:00am–5:00pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Designers
Prerequisites: This Jump Start is intended for designers with experience in creating digital experiences for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS, Android, and the web.