Windows 8 – UX Case Studies

Some of the UX aspects of Windows 8 applications introduce new navigational concepts. These may take people who have been working with the web and other platforms a little while to get used to. However, to speed up your understanding there’s 2 great case studies in the Windows Dev Centre that are worth taking a look at. These can help you to use the existing content and ideas that you have in place and translate them into Windows 8 style applications.

Website to Metro app

Website to Windows 8 style app

Designing websites has been a common practice for decades. With Windows 8, designers and developers can use the web technologies they are familiar with, including HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets, Level 3 (CSS3), and JavaScript, to build Windows style apps. Find out how in this case study:

Website to Windows style app

iPad to Windows 8 style app

In this case study we want to help designers and developers who are familiar with iOS to reimagine their apps using Windows style design principles. We show you how to translate common user interface and experience patterns found in iPad apps to Windows 8 style apps. Find out how in this case study:

iPad to Windows style app


Published by Spooner

Creative Technologist at Microsoft in the UK working in the Developer & Platform Evangelism group, he is at the forefront of emerging technologies being developed across Microsoft and champions their deployment to developers and digital agencies. His work is focused around mobile, the web and Natural User Interfaces.

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