This was a challenging set of applications to design. Starting with the early designs of their iPhone app and a long list of requirements, I had to design an app that fit Windows UX guidelines, could be easily used by children and parents, and accommodated authentication and locked content. What's more, our team was also responsible for the WATCH ABC Windows Phone app, so we were under pressure to design the Disney apps with as much reuse as possible in mind.
In the end, I opted for a character-centric, shallow navigation model. To keep navigation to a minimum (a plus for a children-operated app), I kept all content to the hub and show detail pages. Though it is longer than a typical Windows 8 hub, the app does not burden its user with creating a complex mental model, and requires a minimum of reading ability to navigate. The Disney Junior app assumes its users may not be able to read at all!