the official name for the version of Microsoft Windows following Microsoft Windows 7

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Is the list view a more appropriate design pattern for sorting or ordering data items in a Windows 8 style design

I have often many designs where the implementation of a Windows 8 look and feel results in tiles / cards being used to present information that needs to be ordered or sorted in some way. I think it is ...
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Do single items on the Windows Start Menu need a folder?

My team is creating an application that has a single entry point. There will be a single entry point, meaning only one item on the Windows 7 start menu/Windows 8 start screen. Other than "that's how ...
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Data on hybrid and touch screen laptop sales

I'm researching touch screen design for a presentation to our UX team, and I originally wanted to focus it around tablets and mobile devices. But as I work, I'm realizing I definitely want to include ...
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Metro guidelines or windows Desktop UX guidelines

I'm designing for a big data-analysis app, lots of data in tables, graphs etc. It'll very likely only ever be a desktop app. However, the project team were concerned that they didn't want to produce ...
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Windows 8 store apps: visibility of item groupings/tabs

I am implementing sub groupings on a panel of items in a Windows 8 app. The panel is relatively thin containing a vertically scrolling list of items. The user can change the list of times by tapping ...
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Is there a clear separation of function from visual design in the Microsoft 'Metro' UI?

There have been many design projects that are using the Microsoft UI design style/pattern to build web applications and mobile apps. Many current software development teams are using Agile ...
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Correct window dimensions

Update: Just to clarify that this question is not about imitating the OS but more about what the ideal dimensions should be, especially when they seem so random natively. I am building an application ...
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Where to keep 'logout' option in windows 8 surface tablet native app?

This may look like very basic question but I am observing different implementations so the question arises. I am designing wireframes for Windows surface native app. It is assumed that user will ...
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What are the UI/UX guidelines for data heavy modern style Windows apps?

I'm working on an application that uses the Windows "modern" design language (née Metro). The app involves a lot of data entry and manipulation. Think of something like you might do with MS Access - ...
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Where can I find ui/ux designers willing to contribute to my opensource project? [closed]

I'm working on simple app for learning rhythm sight reading. It's available here. I got some suggestions that UI/UX should be improved thus searching for people willing to contribute. Currently it's ...
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Designing a control to select elements from a tree?

I have a large tree data structure that might be up to 10 levels deep. I need to design a control for a Windows 8 store app that will allow the user to select an element from each level from this ...
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What is wrong with my color selection?

Our customer said they wanted a minimalistic user interface, with a Windows 8 feel. However, I am a developer and do not have any experience with user interfaces. So, I went ahead and found the color ...
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Applying the Windows UX Design Guidelines for Layout and UI Design consistently

There are many potential threads to this question I want to ask, but I will just limit it to two aspects from this example: Firstly, in the Insert Picture Dialog there are five different types of ...
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Effective implementation of filters in mobile

In store maps/ordering items we all display filters which would allow the user to filter the results (may be it stores or airlines/items) based on his needs. The problem here is user may set a filter ...
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Push Notifications : Best approach to bring back user who has not opted for push

We are all aware of the push notification benefits, but lot of times when user installs an app they say no to push notifications inadvertently or willingly. How can we bring back those users to opt ...
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Toggle button vs. check box and toggle switch

XAML for Windows 8 offers 3 controls for toggling: toggle button, check box and toggle switch. The Windows 8 UX guidelines explain and compare the check box and the toggle switch, but make no ...
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Is the back button in Windows 8 apps purely chronological?

The back button is ubiquitous in Windows 8 ("Metro") apps. What exactly is its meaning? The Microsoft apps I have seen and the Visual Studio page templates use the button in a chronological manner ...
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How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?

I've just installed Windows 8 and noticed the brand new File copying dialog. When expanded, it shows the progress and the current transfer speed in one graph. However, the graph confuses me greatly. ...
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Table of Data in Windows 8 Store App

I'd like to have a hub page that displays 3 "columns" of data for each item. I'm having a hard time fitting the display into the typical Windows 8 design language. Specifically, it feels like almost ...
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Facebook user and friends user display patterns for Windows 8 Metro App

I'm developing a win 8 metro app (html) with facebook integration. At windows 8, i cannot use the facebook social plugin to show user informations... So i need to construct my HTML and css to show ...
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Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?

I'm referring to Jakob Nielsen's alertbox from November 19, 2012. He complains about the lack of windows in Windows 8: Lack of Multiple Windows = Memory Overload for Complex Tasks One of the ...
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Grouping best practices for list with international data

I have a grouped list of items sorted alphabetically. Groups are created from the first character of each item title. All characters that not belongs to any alphabet are grouped into a unique group ...
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What is the best replacement for Tree View control in Windows 8 app?

I was looking for the best replacement for Tree View control to show hierarchical data in Windows 8 app. Let's say you have a screen like Bug details in TFS. It has a field called "Iteration Path" ...
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Are there any recommendations for the look of Metro UI table?

I can't find any Metro UI example of medium-size table (to give you an idea, min. 5 columns with text and numbers and min. 5 rows). For instance, when table is wide, it's useful to use alternate row ...
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Sortable List for Metro App - Examples/Ideas?

I'm building a Metro App that lists all your Facebook and twitter likes on a per URL basis. So it's basically just a list. But I think the usual Metro Tiles/Grid style is really not very helpful ...
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Where to put the “new button” in a metro style app

I am creating a Windows 8 style app, and I am confused where to put the new button. I have many options I can choose from. First above the search list: Second under the search list: Third with ...
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Why did Microsoft make Windows 8 hard to Power Off?

I’ve been using Windows 8 for a couple of weeks and am certain the new operating system will work great on tablet (i.e. Microsoft Surface). On PC some say the best tile is the desktop tile, where you ...
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What lessons can we learn about Metro UX from Windows 8?

Microsoft's Metro design language is moving into the mainstream with Windows 8. There are several online references that talk about the theory of Metro design, including the wikipedia page Metro ...
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Are there any guidelines for usability testing a Metro app?

How do I conduct usability test on a new Win-8 Metro application when the expected users don't have any experience on that platform? I'm going to test on PC and not on tablet.
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What are all the ways I should let my users invoke the toolbar in a Metro app?

I'm playing around with the Windows 8 Developer preview, with the intention of making a Metro version of an existing product. It seems that in the Metro apps included with the preview, the toolbar is ...
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Windows 8 Metro Design Examples / Guidelines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find style guide for metro UI for web applications? Not a technical question about how to build an app (I'm just going to use DevExpress Tiles, mostly ...
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Toolbar at the bottom of the screen

In IE in Windows 8, the toolbar/addressbar in Internet Explorer is at the bottom of the screen. Is there any research or study that supports this kind of layout?
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How will the Metro user interface improve the desktop experience?

I'm trying to understand the "buzz" in regards to the "metro" design in the upcoming Windows 8 user interface. I find most commentators as being thrilled, excited, can't-wait. Hardly anyone ...