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Windows Phone 7 Series User Interface (UI) codenamed “Metro” Design and Interaction Guide Available

Windows Phone 7 Series UI Design and Interaction Guide is available for download as a PDF. The guide has 69 pages of prescriptive guidance on how to design great Windows Phone applications. “Windows Phone 7 Series CTP User Interface (UI) is based off a Windows Phone design system internally codenamed “Metro.” Metro design principles center on a look that uses type to echo visual language of airport and metro system signage. The goal is to clearly direct end users to content they want.[…] This guide will provide design knowledge and fundamentals for this type of UI development. We highly recommend that developers adopt the Metro design style whenever possible. Although requirements may vary based on the application, paralleling this experience will create a more consistent, fluid UI experience from the custom and built-in application view.[…]This guide will also detail several possible methods of interaction that can be used by a Windows Phone 7 Series CTP app, including standard input, functionality within UI framework, and Metro-themed Silverlight and system-based controls.[…].”

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