Meet the Windows Phone Design Studios team

Two quick updates – first, this is happening on 9 Nov, 2011. Second, we’re holding this at:
The Venue, the Hub
DCUCollins Avenue

We are privileged to have two of the folks from the Windows Phone Design Studios coming to Ireland to present on how to design for Metro with Windows Phone.

There are two parts to the day – the lecture portion and the hands on labs portion. Please register for the section(s) that you are able to come to…

Registration at

Still working out the location but we’ll let you know shortly…

Welcome to the day 9:00 – 9:15
metro | the foundation

Understanding Metro

layout, typography and motion

embrazing the phone experience

9:15 – 10:00
think | sketch, wireframe, prototype

creative brainstorming

sketching and wireframing techniques

10:15 – 11:00
design | visual, interaction, motion

visual language and inspiration

application patterns, controls and interaction design

10:15 – 11:00
lunch 12:00 – 13:00
refine | best practices

application design best practices

enhancing percieved performance

leveraging Windows Phone goodness (Tiles, Maps…)

13:00 – 13:45
build | make it XAML

importing assets into Expression Blend

layout, text and animation

UI controls, data binding and code

14:00 – 14:45
workshop | hands on 15:00 – 17:00



Corrina Black is a Sr. User Experience Design Lead in the Windows Phone Design Studio. She leads the developer engagement efforts, and as part of the Studio leadership, she defines strategic programs to help developers around the world build high quality applications for the phone that leverage best practices in user experience and design. Corrina has been a product designer at Microsoft for more than 10 years and has contributed to the definition of the developer experience for platforms including Silverlight, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and XBOX. Corrina studied computer science at the University of Washington, and enjoys running and sports of all kinds, art, science, travel, photography, and fashion.


Arturo Toledo is a Sr. User Experience Designer in the Windows Phone Design Studio in Redmond. Arturo acts as a liaison between the magic that occurs every day inside of Studio H in Redmond and the awesomeness of Windows Phone developers around the world. Arturo has been a Product Manager for Microsoft Expression, Silverlight and Sr. UX Designer crafting exploratory and production quality experiences for multiple platforms like the web, phone, Windows 8, Kinect and XBOX. Arturo studied architecture at La Salle University in Mexico City, did additional media and visualization studies at the University of Arizona. Post graduation, Arturofounded Milton Frank Studio, a boutique interactive development studio.

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