by anthony on 09/16/10 at 2:23 pm
You have all used desktop and mobile applications before. But have you ever wondered about the amount of effort it takes to design them? The process involves extreme accuracy and precision down to the very last pixel.
These user interface guidelines developed by these companies will give you insight into their world of design. They show the pixel specifications, naming conventions and other standardized methods they use to design the human user interface. Designing a great user interface is not as simple as throwing a few controls together, adding some text and color and calling it a day. That’s the amateur way of designing. The professional way takes into account size, order, grouping, alignment, spacing, style and context for every single UI element across the platform. By adopting a systematic and standardized approach to design, these companies are able to deliver a stable and consistent user experience for their users.
Microsoft Windows UX Guide (PDF Download)
UI Design Guide for Windows Phone 7 (PDF Download)