Design to Do. Design to Connect.
Design to Delight.
Winners Announced March 2013
Windows Phone Design 101 covers the philosophy, inspiration and visuals that are Windows Phone Design Language. Starting with the basic terminology of design, this boot camp will take you from its early origins to the Design Principles each screen in Windows Phone was measured against. From there, we will show you the design process that guided its creation. Lastly, we will discuss the larger Microsoft Design ecosystem including Windows 8.
Get valuable feedback from experienced Windows Phone interface designers! Submit your own designs for feedback and watch other designers get reviewed weekly.
Find the tools, resources, and community to help you create and publish apps for Windows Phone. dev.windowsphone.com
If you are a student developer, you can get a free membership on Dev Center (worth $99 per year) through the DreamSpark program. Check out http://dreamspark.com and make sure that you’re signed up. Then you can register on Dev Center for free.
The foundation that drives Windows Phone design.
Tools, templates, and assets straight from the Windows Phone Design Studio.
Get a free 60 day trial version of Expression Studio 4 Ultimate containing the full version of Blend + SketchFlow
The SketchFlow Template for Windows Phone 7 adds a new SketchFlow template for Expression Blend users that makes creating a prototype of a Windows Phone app quick and easy.
A collection of layered Photoshop templates and other files that can be used to create pixel-perfect application layouts, to help guide UI development, or to pitch an idea. These design templates showcase many controls that are a part of the Windows Phone SDK.
Last year we offered the “Fast Track to the Mobile App” design challenge. Three of the five winning designs went on to become full-fledged apps and were featured at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain!
Articles about Windows Phone app design and development by Core77 during “Fast Track to the Mobile App.”