Android ICS wins gold at Parsons' School of Design 2102 UX Awards, Matias Duarte says "Score!"
0. phoneArena posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:10
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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3. bayusuputra posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:22 15 2
aaaaaand they said iOS is the best UI.. Ha! take that!
5. matrix_neo posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:33 9 1
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.
10. HTCFreak posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:18 2 0
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 )
14. ardent1 posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:51 0 7
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.
27. Dedren posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:24 0 0
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.
20. neutralguy posted on 13 Jun 2012, 10:43 0 2
UI? i should say that WP is better than iOS. But i should give credit on the customization ability of android.
25. jroc74 posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:25 0 0
I thought about this....which makes this award even better. Many ppl like the Live Tiles and just WP7 in general.
4. matrix_neo posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:28 11 0
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
9. wendygarett posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:06 4 0
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...
26. jroc74 posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:27 0 0
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...
6. SillyMe posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:35 3 10
Yeahhhh great news, except when will another 93% of android users get an update ? Yup thought so.....
7. frydaexiii posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:40 12 1
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.
13. iamcc posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:51 4 0
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?
19. SillyMe posted on 13 Jun 2012, 10:33 0 1
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 :)
28. Dedren posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:29 0 0
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.
11. mrochester (unregistered) posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:25 1 0
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!
16. remixfa posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:58 4 0
"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!! :)
21. joonyboy posted on 13 Jun 2012, 13:04 0 0
whoa what was that unlock animation at 2:29 in the video? Does anybody know anything about that?
23. SillyMe posted on 14 Jun 2012, 03:43 0 0
Face unlock :) Just hold your device in front of your face to unlock, or use a backup PIN or pattern.