Windows Phone Design Consultation series - Season 2, Episode 2: Space Weather transformed

By Bernadette Barone

June 5, 2014   Comments

windows phone, ux, ui, dvlup, design


Sometimes, the problem with a content-rich app isn’t too much information. It’s the right information in the wrong places.

In Episode 2 of Season 2 in our Design Consultation series, Microsoft design lead Dave Crawford evaluates Space Weather, a Windows Phone app that monitors the Sun’s effects on the Earth. With Dave’s feedback in hand, the developer takes off to overhaul Space Weather — transforming an app that was dense and sometimes overwhelming into one that embraces simplicity without sacrificing depth. And his users are thrilled.

If you’ve created an information-rich app that seems to get bogged down in places — despite its strengths — be sure to check out this season’s Episode 2. You also can mine some useful nuggets from the video Practical Design for Windows Developers, especially from 40:30 onwards. You’re sure to discover some tips and tricks that can help you wrap your own complex app in simplicity.

Our Design Consultation series examines some of the most common issues in app design and extracts key findings that can be applied to most any app. Dave has reviewed more than 2,500 Windows Phones apps over the years, so you just may learn a thing or two from him.

Design consultations are available as rewards from our DVLUP programme, including an introductory one-hour consultation with the experts from Toledo Design. Also check out the new Live Tile and Splash Screen Design Consultation reward.