Design consultation series

Learn best practices in Windows Phone design through these series of Design Consultations with Dave Crawford. Dave is a designer and a proven expert in refining applications; he has worked with Windows since its early days and has reviewed over 2,000 apps. Through these consultations Dave distils the most common issues in application design. You can apply some of these learnings to your own apps.

Season 2

Episode 3: WOD Warrior

In this consultation, WOD Warrior’s developer learns there’s strength in branding.

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Episode 2: Space Weather

In this consultation, Space Weather’s developer learns how to display complex information in a simple and beautiful way.

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Episode 1: Park It

In this consultation, Dave discusses branding and alignment with Andrew Long, the developer of Park It app.

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Season 1

Episode 7: My Study Life

In this consultation, Dave discusses panorama, icons and colour coding with Jamie Clarke, creator of the app MyStudyLife.

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Episode 6: roundup

In this consultation, Dave discusses simplification of the UI for the roundup app.

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Episode 5: WPCentral

In this consultation, Dave discusses limiting gesture competition with Jay Bennett, creator of the very popular WPCentral app.

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Episode 4: UK Trains

In this consultation, Dave discusses alignment consistency and font weighting with Gustavo Guerra, developer of the free UK Trains app.

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Episode 3: Freda

In this consultation, Dave discusses simplification and reorganization of on screen controls with Jim Chapman, an independent developer who created Freda.

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Episode 2: Foundbite

In this consultation, Dave discusses gesture consistency and iconography with James Mundy, the London-based creator of Foundbite.

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Episode 1: Running Mate

In this consultation, Dave discusses pivot UI component and typography with Nabeel Moghal, developer of Running Mate.

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