VSH05 Interaction and Navigation Patterns in Windows 8 Apps


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Billy Hollis

Next Version Systems

Windows 8 isn’t just about master-detail in rectangular arrays. You can use its power to implement new and useful interaction patterns, such as viewports, timelines, dashboards, and queues. Even traditional patterns such as master-detail drilldown, wizards, and trees gain new capabilities. This session will summarize important and useful interaction patterns often used in Windows 8, show some real-world examples, and suggest common use cases for each pattern. Several of the major patterns will receive a full demo implementation for you to use out as a starting point. You'll walk out with a lot of new options for designing your own modern user experience, and some strategies for transforming your current applications to make them more productive and compelling.

You will learn:

  • Get a checklist of navigation patterns to consider when you are designing your own Windows 8 application
  • Learn when to use certain patterns, and when not to
  • See starter implementations of several of the navigation patterns