Design is more important than ever for both devices and applications so its really rewarding to see Windows Phone win another award which Steve Clayton wrote about on his blog here. The Metro Design Language is getting noticed.
If you are writing phone apps or are stuck with a challenge – get in touch via Facebook or hunt down someone at your Uni who is doing a Design course and get the best of both worlds – your dev skills and their design experience.
You can get all the tools from www.DreamSpark.com and registration on APP HUB is free if you are a student plus there is a lot of information to get you started! Go on – start developing (with a designer) and publishing that app of an idea you had last week!