24 Weeks of Windows Phone Design Offline PDF



October 23rd, 2012



Many people have been asking us to make the 24 Weeks of Windows Phone Design blog series available offline. It was also one of our early commitments when we started posting. Well, here it is. We’ve taken the entire blog series and wrapped it up in a PDF file. We added page numbers and a table of contents that should help you find topics much faster. These days PDF files can be opened across devices so it should be no problem to open it in your iPad, Nexus and very soon, Surface. You could also read it on your phone! We did not alter the contents so we apologize for the blog-like approach and informal tone. We also decided not to call it an ebook, it’s just a compilation of what we have in the blog. This is a free download (needless to say). Feel free to distribute.



Please drop us a note if you find any errors, issues or simply weird things – we’ll capture these bugs and fix the document. And let me tell you a personal expectation and wish I have for next week’s BUILD event – I’m expecting both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 design and UX documentation to be ready so this PDF we are sharing with you today might have a short lifespan ๐Ÿ™‚ We recommend always to refer first to Microsoft’s documentation for Windows Phone and for Windows 8.

I’ll also use this opportunity to share with you an update of what we’ve been up to:

We delivered our first Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 training in California. We are polishing it to make it the very best design and UX training. We believe it is fundamental for developers and designers to design experiences, not applications, that span across multiple devices. Our course is a Microsoft platform design workshop so we cover phone, tablet, desktop and hopefully in the future TV.

Alejandro and I will be traveling to Sweden to participate in Oredev from November 6th to 9th, please shoot us a tweet or email to hang out and chat. We will then head over to Helsinki to participate in the WOWZAPP Windows 8 hackathon and will hang out in the city to deliver a couple design workshops. Please drop us a note if you’ll be in Helsinki from November 10th-15th.


7 Comments on

“24 Weeks of Windows Phone Design Offline PDF”

  1. 1 Phillip
    11:11 am on October 24th, 2012

    Just wanted to say, though I haven’t finished reading through all of it, this seems to be an amazing resource. I don’t know that the both of you have any desire to do anything further with this, but I’d definitely buy this if printed. There’s still something nice about having that physical copy for referencing.

    I’d love to help out with something like that if you all are too busy.

  2. 2 Tiago Leite
    1:57 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Thank you (both) for sharing this awesome book! BTW, it’s the first time i’m visiting your site and loving what I’m reading / seeing. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I wish you luck and good work!
    Regards from Portugal

  3. 3 Rafa Serna
    9:07 am on October 25th, 2012

    Arturo spectacular work.
    Now starts the upgrade to version 8.0
    Many thanks for your input.
    Greetings from Spain

  4. 4 Arturo Toledo
    9:33 am on October 25th, 2012

    Thank you Phillip, Tiago and Rafa – a pleasure! The response has been terrific.

    Phillip, after seeing the impact of having published the above PDF, we are considering doing what you recommend. We are exploring with Amazon self-publishing service. Let us know if you have other ideas. Thank you!

  5. 5 Angus
    10:40 am on December 4th, 2012

    Thank you for posting this lovely document for everyone.

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