Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is a mobile phone operating system. Questions having this tag refer to the User Experience of the Windows Phone 7.

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WP8 tutorial/wizard button layout

I'm trying to design a simple first-run tutorial for a Windows Phone app. It will be linear and informative only (no user input required beyond navigation). I feel the following actions are necessary ...
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How to capture language of input?

I am making a Windows Phone application that scans barcodes of grocery items. If the barcode is not found I ask the user to fill in info such as name brand unit size I am mainly focusing on ...
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Windows phone 8 design - logo in detailed pages

Is it good to have logo in detailed pages of an app? For example Page 1 contains list of posts, on clicking it we go to detailed view of each post → Page 2. On clicking comments on Page 2 you go to ...
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Alternative design options to context menu on Windows Phone

On Windows Phone it's possible to provide a context menu to the user when an item is long pressed. I have a list of items (waypoints the user has added to a map) which I'd like the user to perform ...
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windows phone different patterns for wi-fi and cellular connection [closed]

There are mobile internet settings and wi-fi settings in Windows Phone: In first case, we have a combobox containing 2 options. In second case we have a checkbox. Why? There is no third case in ...
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Should I have my own internal theme or base it off of the users System theme?

I am creating an application for Windows Phone and on the platform, users are able to choose to have either a light or a dark theme for their phone. Applications are usually expected to follow suit ...
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Back button logic

The app works with some abstract items. Those can be shown in list or on map Bordered button in list leads to map view and vice versa, bordered button on map leads to list view. Everything ...
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Navigating to details of an item from the list

I'm working on a Windows Phone 7 app that has a screen of some abstract items that we load from the server. If the user clicks on an item they are navigated to a "details page". Currently the ...
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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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What's the standard interaction pattern for bulk edit / delete actions on windows phones?

I'm looking for the standard pattern for windows phone for bulk actions like delete, archive or move. I mean, for example: How is the user supposed to delete multiple items at once. I couldn't find ...
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Why did microsoft designers place an arrow at the right top of the windows phone home screen? What would be the UX logic?

I find it strange that there is so much space below the arrow mark at the top right of the windows mobile home screen. An entire column is kept blank. Is it a good design practice? What's the purpose ...
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Is spacing between touch targets an unnecessary recommendation by Microsoft?

A recent Microsoft IE10 blogpost gave general guidelines for building touch friendly sites suggesting two rules for touch targets: Target size Margin between targets Apple's iOS guidance only ...
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Is there a justification document for UI design from Apple or Microsoft?

In my bachelor thesis (B.A., media science) I am comparing the user interfaces of iOS 5.1.1 and Windows Phone 7.5. I'm focussing on their use of "real world" things. While I know of their guidelines ...
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What are the UX considerations/issues when porting an iOS app to Windows Phone?

I've noted the previous topics on Windows Phone 7 best practices and will be reading the suggested docs over several coffees this evening, but to help me on my way I'd appreciate any input you all may ...
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If input text length is known, do I really need a submit button?

Use case On a mobile device a user is improving her math skills using a native app (Windows Phone). There are many expressions being calculated in a series and the user is trying to get 10 correct ...
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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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Best range of swipe angles

I have a list that can be scrolled vertically, the entries of which are removed by swiping horizontally. I've found that limiting the left/right swiping to strictly horizontal makes it hard to ...
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Using application bar in data forms?

I am developing an application for Windows Phone. Asking some of my friend to test it I realized the way I designed data forms and the application bar behaviour is very annoying. The form design ...
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Forms on Windows Phone 7?

I'm in the process of developing a wp7 app as a side project at work. The form I'm creating really needs to be completed in order, for the most part. I've added two screenshots, the first one is the ...
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A workable tag auto-suggestion design for mobile devices

Over at Stack Exchange we (fairly) recently rolled out a mobile design for all of our sites. This was definitely a 1.0 attempt, and while I think it's a huge improvement over what we had (which was ...
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Where can I find style guide for metro UI for web applications?

I am interested in the Metro UI that microsoft has used for windows phone 7 for web. I see that their site microsoft.com has been done with metro UI recently. I am looking for a style guide and ...
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Two step selection in windows phone 7

How to display this two step selection dialog in a native way in WP7: States (in my case approximately 40 entries) Cities (in my case 1-15 entries) Here are my thoughts I want to discuss with you ...
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Tools for creating mockups for mobile device UIs [closed]

I am looking for tools that can help me to create UI mockups for different mobile phones such as iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. Is there any application that can do this?
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What are Windows Phone 7 best practices ? [closed]

What are WP7 best practices ? Here are some sub-questions What are main differences between a good iPhone UI and a good WP7 UI ? For a cross-platform app, should we choose a look-likely UI or ...