CHAPTER 2

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Modern UI Design

Modern smartphones and tablets have taught us one thing: user experience (UX) is of critical importance. No matter how complicated your operating system, no matter how well the apps are engineered, it comes down to this: is it fun to use? Design language guides the way content is presented and manipulated on smaller computing form factors, and as such, is arguably the biggest contributor to a pleasant UX. In this chapter, you take a close look at some history behind Microsoft’s design approach in phones/tablets, as well as taking a deep-dive into Modern UI design language—the principles and guidelines for Windows 8 ...

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