Macadamian to Present at Microsoft Windows 8 Design Clinics

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UX experts to lead workshops in Toronto and Montreal.

We are thrilled to be sharing our experience with developers interested in capitalizing on the significant UX potential of Windows 8.
- Scott Plewes, VP User Experience Design

Macadamian, a global leader in user experience design and software development, today announced that two of its senior UX (User Experience) design experts have been invited to lead sessions at Windows 8 Design Clinics hosted by Microsoft. During the Design Clinics in Toronto and Montreal, participants will discover how to design a Metro Style App for Windows 8. Instruction will be providing key design principles that can be applied to projects immediately.

Microsoft invited Macadamian Design Director Jennifer Fraser and Senior Interaction Designer Francis Beaudet to lead sessions for participants. Topics will include:

  •     Windows 8 - The Tenets of a Great App
  •     Metro Style Information Architecture
  •     Metro Style Design (Branding, User Engagement, Content, Typography, Style Sheets, Layout)
  •     Designing for Touch, Mouse & Keyboard

“Windows 8 is a bold step that combines traditional operating system paradigms with gesture based or touch interaction design. Microsoft is leading with advanced user interface principles, and has focused successfully on the interaction between applications,” said Scott Plewes, Macadamian’s VP of User Experience Design.”We deliver design projects on all the major operating platforms, and are thrilled to be sharing our experience with developers interested in capitalizing on the significant UX potential of Windows 8.”

The Toronto Design Clinic will take place Thursday May 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Arcadian Loft on Bay Street. The Montreal event will take place Thursday May 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Microsoft McGill on McGill College Avenue.

For more information about Macadamian’s Windows 8 services, download the brochure from our website.

About Macadamian
Macadamian is a global leader in software product creation providing a complete range of product strategy, user experience design and software engineering services to clients around the world, including industry leaders like BitTorrent, EMC, Juniper, Logitech and Microsoft. For established and emerging technologies and platforms, Macadamian has a track record of helping clients create successful products on a complete range of desktop, web and mobile platforms. Additional information is available at or by following Macadamian on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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