We are pleased to announce three university level courses are now available on Faculty Connection. 

The courses are modular for easy integration into existing curricula; they are application development oriented; each contains instructor guides, PPTs, labs/tutorials and video files that accompany the exercise files.

Designing for Modern UI

· 11 modules that provide lectures and tutorials on how to design for the Windows 8 UI using Metro language.

  • 100 Level for Human Computer Interaction (HCI)  classes;   focus is on UI design using Metro style
  • Prerequisites:  none; suitable for any college student
  • Audience: any audience;  no programming skills required

Application Development for Modern UI

  • This curriculum contains 9 modules that cover the fundamental concepts of developing Metro style app using JavaScript and HTML5/CSS3 with Microsoft's tools and resources.
  • 100/200 Level for web design classes/apps development
  • Prerequisites:   students need to have basic programming skill, i.e.  Intro to Computing (101) or AP Computing; usually required by any HE institution as part of 1st year classes.
  • Audience: any audience - science, engineering, art, etc

App Development for Modern Devices

  • This course covers development systems for phones, tablets and desktop computers, focusing on  a) fundamentals of building network aware software, b) interfaces for touch and NUI devices such as Kinect; c) graphics programming such as writing code that displays augmented reality experiences
  • 200/300  Level for CS; Engineering; Science programs with apps development
  • Prerequisites:   students need to have basic programming skill and understanding of math and science
  • Audience: STEM disciplines

For additional resources for Windows 8 Metro Style Design and App development see my previous blog post on Windows 8 development resources