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The Mobile Book Addendum by Smashing Magazine

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Chapter 3: Designing Windows Phone Apps

By Arturo Toledo

Designing Windows Phone applications is a fun process that requires both design and technical knowledge. The Windows Phone design studio defined the Windows Phone Design Principles, which gave birth to Windows Phone, and then due to their success, influenced the rest of Microsoft to the point that today, these principles are used across Microsoft products including Windows, Xbox, Office, Bing, Azure and more. These principles also signal an emerging trend in the industry driven by design platforms. On one hand we have the skeuomorphic approach from Apple, who recreates metaphors from the real world on screen, on the other hand we have a modernist-based principles approach from Microsoft, ...

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