Jaime Rodriguez
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  • Jaime Rodriguez

    Free, online Windows 8 UX Training



    This coming Thursday (6/14) members of the Windows User Experience team are delivering an all-day, free, virtual training on Windows 8 UX fundamentals.

    You can
    register for the event here.

    Below is a brief excerpt from the registration site ( sorry for blatant copy paste )..  UX

    Metro style apps are the focal point of the user experience on Windows 8 Release Preview, and great Metro style apps share an important set of traits that provide a consistent, elegant, and compelling user experience.
    Join us for this free, virtual training presented by the Windows User Experience Team, which helps designers & developers learn how to design great apps that leverage the full extent of the platform and adhere to UX guidelines. After this training, attendees will understand the tenants of a great app, how to think about information architecture, best practices for designing flexible layouts, touch, how to leverage contracts in the platform, and much more.

    · Metro style design
    · Commanding, Information Architecture & Navigation
    · Designing for Touch, Mouse & Keyboard
    · Animations
    · Designing for view states
    · Designing apps with adaptive layouts
    · Using Contracts
    · Connected and Alive
    · Anatomy of an App: Case Study

    We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please email WUXFT@microsoft.com


    Happy Windows 8 Coding (and designing)!! 

  • Jaime Rodriguez

    A free, early Windows 8 Store token plus a free Windows 8 slate..


    I have blogged before about the process to get a Windows 8 developer token early so you can reserve your name and submit your app.   Samsung_Tablet_Facing_Left_2

    Now, a few colleagues in US DPE Central region are raising the bounty with a contest that gives free slates to the best apps that complete a lab by June 30th. Get all the details at Jennifer Marsman's blog.

    By Microsoft’s definition, the states that comprise the Central Region of the United States are Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky)


    Good luck & Happy Windows 8 Coding!


    PS – Don’t forget, if you are not eligible to participate on the contest, you can still get the token by going to a lab around the world. 

    PPS – If you go to her blog post, leave a comment asking if JaimeR will be a judge at the contest. Let’s start the rumor and see if it sticks. I want to see the apps. 

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