Android ICS wins gold at Parsons' School of Design 2102 UX Awards, Matias Duarte says "Score!"
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 13, 2012, 6:10 AM
Parsons' School of Design 2102 UX awards were held last night, and Android's ICS platform got the gold medal for its functional 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 will hopefully bring many more groundbreaking iterations of the Android interface after 4.0.
Matias boasted the Gold Prize at his G+ page, and congratulated his team with it. A pretty moving video was shown to the Parsons' School of Design 2102 User Experience Awards attendees, highlighting exactly why Android ICS took the prize this year, and which you can see below.
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aaaaaand they said iOS is the best UI.. Ha! take that!
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 6:22 AM 15
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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 Jun 13, 2012, 8:51 AM 0
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UI? i should say that WP is better than iOS. But i should give credit on the customization ability of android.
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 10:43 AM 0
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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 Jun 13, 2012, 6:28 AM 11
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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 Jun 14, 2012, 7:27 PM 0
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Yeahhhh great news, except when will another 93% of android users get an update ? Yup thought so.....
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 6:35 AM 3
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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 Jun 13, 2012, 6:40 AM 12
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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 Jun 13, 2012, 8:51 AM 4
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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 Jun 13, 2012, 10:33 AM 0
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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 Jun 24, 2012, 1:29 PM 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!
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 8:25 AM 1
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whoa what was that unlock animation at 2:29 in the video? Does anybody know anything about that?
posted on Jun 13, 2012, 1:04 PM 0
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