Our new series of free Tech.Days Online Conferences for developers gives you access to hand-picked video content and technology training from our UK team, and the chance to get involved online, listen to speakers and ask our panel questions - live.

'Design from a User Perspective'  

Windows Phone Online Conference on Wednesday 5 October, 3-5pm.

It’s one thing to create an application for Windows Phone. It’s another to *design* an application for Windows Phone that centres on experience of the user and delights them at every turn. Whilst most developers are keen to wrestle with the complex challenges that creating the requisite functionality presents, many tend to overlook the importance of application design to the ultimate success (or failure) of their app.

In this conference we’ll be offering some recommended viewing / reading to help you familiarise yourself with different aspects of designing for Windows Phone (eg philosophy behind Metro, considerations for mobile apps, tools, control palate, design guidelines etc) and inviting you to attend an online session where we discuss the key principles and try to answer the questions you have related to applying these principles to your own applications.

Having reviewed the videos and tutorial material for the conference, the online conference represents an opportunity for reflection and discussion. We welcome your questions and will discuss as many of them as possible.

In addition, we’ll take the opportunity to review some application designs; some good, some bad and some functional. Our goal will be to extract the best bits, understand where things went wrong and package that up to help you build better apps in the future.

We look forward to you joining us for the new series of Tech.Days Online Conference for Windows Phone. Register today and start! 

How our online conferences work?

Step One / Register - Click on the link for the Tech.Days Online Conference you want to join.

Step Two / View content - Once you’ve registered we’ll send you an email highlighting the video and white paper content to view and digest before the day of your online conference. This hand-picked content helps you cut through the clutter of information around your area of interest.

Step Three / Send questions or points in advance - When we meet in the live online conference we’ll do our best to address all your comments and questions - whether they’re sent in advance or asked live.

Step Four / Attend your live online conference - Join the conference at the scheduled time using the LiveMeeting platform. This will not simply be a presentation based experience: the first part will be a wrap-up and high level summary of the video content; the second part will be a Q&A session where you can post questions for our panel and interact with peers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much do I need to know about Windows Phone to attend these online conferences?
  • You do not need any prior experience or knowledge about Windows Phone development to attend this live online conference. The purpose of this online conference is to provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to get started with learning about Windows Phone apps development.


  • Who can attend these online conferences?
  • Students, developers, hobbyist, technology enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome! All we ask is that you are ready and keen to learn about Windows Phone app development.


  • How much does it cost to attend these online conferences?
  • These online conferences are free to attend.


  • What do I need to prepare in advance to make the most of the live online conference?
  • Make sure you watch the videos recommended in your registration confirmation email and bring your questions and comments to the live online conference to maximise your learning opportunity.


  • If I have questions, who do I talk to?
  • Drop an email to uktechdays@microsoft.com