Stimulant was hired by Microsoft to work with the NOOK team at Barnes & Noble to design and develop a touch first launch app for the Windows 8 tablet, the predecessor to the Surface tablet. The challenge was to marry NOOK'S strong visual brand with Microsoft's new Windows 8 OS design language which was still being developed and promoted.

My Role —

I was responsible for all visual and UI design. I collaborated with the Nook Brand and UX teams to design a visual language that felt on brand with the overall Nook design system. Additionally this was an important launch app for both Windows 8 and Surface, so I had to carefully navigate the murky waters of an ever changing, brand new Microsoft 8 design language.

Team —

CD: Michelle Warvel (B&N), VD: Jules Konig, Dev: Ritesh LalaClient: Barnes & Noble, Microsoft


Here I'm showing a single page with all of the different interactive elements.

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