out with the web and moving on to applications, Agu has 7 years of
experience in UI design and development across a variety of different
platforms and form factors. For the past years he has been focusing
on XAML-based frontends, including Windows Phone, Xbox and most
recently Windows 8 apps.
Agu says that the difference of Windows 8 lies in its new design, touch-centered approach, having multiple form-factors, including tablets, and Windows Store, where we can find all applications in one place. According to Agu, another important aspect is that all of Microsoft's consumer experiences share the same design language. He briefly lists general principles of Microsoft's Design Language as showing pride in craftmanship, doing more with less,being fast and fluid, being authentically digital and winning as one.
Another important aspect that Agu points out is that content comes before chrome in Windows 8 app design. "Leave only the most relevant elements on screen to minimize distractions", he suggests and adds that chrome is traditionally added for layout, interaction and navigation which aim a better presentation of content.
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