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A 2-post collection

Silverlight TV 81: Four Great Windows Phone UX Tips

Dave Crawford and Tom Eddings visit from the UK to contribute to the Design Tips miniseries. Dave and Tom have tremendous amounts of experience helping to create great UX for Windows Phone 7 applications in the marketplace.  Topics they cover include tips on: how, when, and where to use (and not use) a Panorama control avoiding specific types of buttons and associations best practices for the Web Browser control, RichText, and the IE Web Browser itself how to make your brand shine through Relevant links: John's blog and on Twitter (@john_papa) Dave on Twitter (@ThatUXGuy) Windows Phone Photoshop design templates UX Design and Interaction Guide for Windows Phone 7 Panorama design tips from the WP7 Team...


Silverlight TV 75: Quick and Dirty UX Testing (Design Tips Mini Series)

Susan shares her insights on how to do quick and dirty UX testing to help your application be more successful. Susan (who works with great people on the UX team, including Corrina Black, Tsitsi Gora, and Arturo Toledo) has a lot of experience working on usability and spends a lot of time working with designers and application users to help determine what makes a good user experience for products like Visual Studio, Silverlight, and Windows Phone apps. In this episode, Susan discusses the following quick and easy ways to improve UX: Cognitive Walkthrough (does your work flow make sense to the user?) Heuristic Evaluations (testing the UI for consistency, visual design, communication, ease, error prevention) Valuable Usability Studies (choosing your...