Microsoft Design Style Principles

  • Brent Schooley


The guiding force behind all successful Windows 8 application designs is what is known collectively as the Microsoft Design Style Principles. These five principles are the foundation on which a successful app should be built. The Microsoft Design Style Principles reinforce the design fundamentals presented in Chapter 1 and introduce some new concepts in addition. While the principles may seem similar to marketing phrases, they are absolutely essential both to understand and incorporate into your app design. The Microsoft Design Style Principles are the following:
  1. 1.

    Show pride in craftsmanship.

  2. 2.

    Be fast and fluid.

  3. 3.

    Be authentically digital.

  4. 4.

    Do more with less.

  5. 5.

    Win as one.



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