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Android ICS wins gold at Parsons' School of Design 2102 UX Awards, Matias Duarte says "Score!"

0. phoneArena 13 Jun 2012, 06:10 posted on

Parsons' School of Design 2102 UX awards were held last night, and Android's ICS platform got the gold medal for its simplicity and ease of use. Given that Android 4.0 is the first total interface overhaul under Matias Duarte, the man behind the webOS UI, his design genius is bound to bring many more groundbreaking iterations of the Android interface...

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posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:13 11

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Interesting...

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:20 8

2. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Congratz.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:22 15

3. bayusuputra (Posts: 945; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


aaaaaand they said iOS is the best UI.. Ha! take that!

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:33 9

5. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


So funny ìOS, best UI?! So boring and doesn't fit to be a smartphone UI. I'd rather choose windows metro style than 4x4 grid of apps. Go launcher hd is way better than iOS UI.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:18 2

10. HTCFreak (Posts: 151; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


Nobody said that iOS had a better UI than ISC, maybe Android 2.3, but not ICS... Even the iOS users love ICS, and they don' critique everything (except for taco :p )

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:51

14. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The diehard, hardcore android users don't want a no-name college in NYC to be the standard-bearer for UI excellence. Next thing you know, any degree-mill college will work as well.

I like to think the android camp would have some standards as opposed to reaching for recognition from a no-name college. By the way, I went to Stuyvesant HS so I know about Parson's School of Design.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:57 5

15. remixfa (Posts: 14169; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sour grapes from mister negative. go figure.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 13:40 2

22. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Stuyvesant HS must be so proud.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:24

27. Dedren (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


I am late to the party, but Parsons is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious art and design universities in the world. So this is about as big of a deal as it gets for design.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 10:43

20. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


UI? i should say that WP is better than iOS. But i should give credit on the customization ability of android.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:25

25. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I thought about this....which makes this award even better. Many ppl like the Live Tiles and just WP7 in general.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:28 11

4. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Congrats Android, that's the true advance mobile os. Android haters will say again it copied ios... obviously they knew it's not true.

Btw, who thumbs you down wendygarett?? You have an interesting comment. That person might have some interesting hatred with you lol;-p

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:06 4

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


Maybe I cant express my surprise, and somebody thought that im trolling :)
What I surprise the most is that ICS has something advance zillion times than the boring iOS faceTime...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:27

26. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And just like before ICS....for it to be a copy ...it would have to be a copy in alot of areas.

One place iFans can say its a copy is the Settings area. Honeycomb and ICS went with the on/off slider. After that...

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:35 3

6. SillyMe (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Yeahhhh great news, except when will another 93% of android users get an update ? Yup thought so.....

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:40 12

7. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


They don't need ICS to get a good UI, just download an ICS Launcher or something, that's a way better update than iOS 6.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:56 3

8. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


+1 sir

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:51 4

13. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


You see... unlike iPhone users Android users don't have this burning desire to have the "latest" to become "cool".

My Dad has a Droid X running 2.3 and couldn't be happier. I have mentioned to him that I could install ICS several times if I rooted his phone and he merely shrugs at me. He also uses his phone all day to access work emails.

My brother has a Droid 2, also has no desire to have the latest software.

My sister has a Droid Pro and she ALSO DOESN'T GIVE A s**t.

Enjoy your iOS "6".. or should I call it 5.5?

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 09:30 5

17. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Actually, you should call it Donut.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 10:33

19. SillyMe (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


It's not like we have burning desire to have the latest to become cool. Some of us paid for our phones a lot and some of us loveeeeeee new tech and ofcourse you expect more from it,
There fore I can't wait ICS :)

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 12:22

24. JunitoNH (Posts: 986; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Now, that is funny.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:29

28. Dedren (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


And worse, even if you do get an update your phone's manufacturer is NOT going to use pure ICS because it doesn't allow them to differentiate themselves from all other phone manufacturers.

Next time you buy a phone, speak with your wallet, and make sure it is a Nexus device. Anything else and you risk having sub-par results.

In the mean time if you want to get a taste of what ICS feels like on your non-Nexus phone, try out, ICS Launcher in the Play Store.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:25 1

11. mrochester (unregistered)


ICS is indeed infinitely better than previous versions of Android in the UX department. It's just a pity that manufacturers see fit to skin the hell out of it and ruin all of Google's good work!

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:45 2

12. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


even so... android still awesome :)

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:58 4

16. remixfa (Posts: 14169; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


"functional simplicity and ease of use. "

Whats that? its beautiful AND easy to use? you dont say! Yet its still deeply complex for those that want those features? Really!?

what a surprise!! :)

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 09:49

18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6738; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Very NICE!!

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 13:04

21. joonyboy (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Nov 2010)


whoa what was that unlock animation at 2:29 in the video? Does anybody know anything about that?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 03:43

23. SillyMe (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Face unlock :) Just hold your device in front of your face to unlock, or use a backup PIN or pattern.

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