On the Road: Mobile Design in Kiev

Brandy Porter

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May 27, 2013

On the Road: Mobile Design in Kiev

Editor’s note: Brian Harper, Jeff Heaton and Brandy Porter are hitting the road to teach our mobile design courses in Ukraine, the Netherlands, India and Japan. At each destination, they’ll be sending blog “postcards” with updates.

Pryvit from beautiful Kiev, Ukraine!

Brian and I are on the road hosting bootcamps for Windows 8 Design Principles. This week we were in Kiev, Ukraine, where we met our gracious Microsoft hosts, Nikita and Yevgen.

They took us on a walking tour of the city, where we saw several landmark churches, like St. Andrew’s Church pictured here, and statues commemorating figures from Ukraine’s rich history.

The turnout for the Windows 8 Design bootcamp was strong, and mentors from the local design community were on hand to help us during lab sessions. The attendees had some intriguing app ideas that I hope to see in the Windows Store soon!

Today Brian and I visited Pirogovo, the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle just outside of Kiev. It was a gorgeous day to learn about traditional Ukranian structures, crafts and ways of life.

I am truly in love with this city and its culture, and honored to have been invited here! Next we head to the Big Nerd Ranch Amsterdam office, where we plan to host mobile design bootcamps for Windows 8, Android and iOS. There’s a reason it’s called Appsterdam!

Angie Terrell

Reviewer Big Nerd Ranch

Angie joined BNR in 2014 as a senior UX/UI designer. Just over a year later she became director of design and instruction leading a team of user experience and interface designers. All told, Angie has over 15 years of experience designing a wide array of user experiences

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