Maps for iPhone and Glass win Google two design awards

Maps for iPhone and Glass win Google two design awards
Google has undergone a remarkable transformation - from a quick search engine with non-existent design to suddenly a company that is in the fore-front of design trends. The change happened when Larry Page took over and gathered all Google designers together under one roof to decide on the new ‘One Google’ strategy. And it paid off.

This year, Google is receiving two of Fastcodesign’s awards. One for interactive design and a special award for the design of Google Glass, the company’s yet unreleased but upcoming wearable computer.

The interactive design award went to Google Maps for iPhone, an application that was eagerly anticipated after the Apple Maps screw-up. It came and it shocked - not for its functionality that everyone knew would be there, but for its design that was intuitive, clean, gesture-based and modern. Who would’ve expected this of Google just a couple of years ago?!

Google Glass got awarded a special prize since it’s still just a bold beta, but it’s stylish and futuristic, and most people who’ve had a chance to wear Glass would tell it attracts a lot of eyeballs.

We’ve summarized all the winners in the slideshow and you can check the original design awards page right at the bottom.


source: Fastcodesign

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6 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Google glass look stylish but i prefer it to be more like normal glass which wont be noticed by others..

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow lovely...

3. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Im very confused about wth number 5 is exactly......

4. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Ouch, what an insult to Apple, their competitor gets an award for their maps application that runs on your phones/tablets. I'm sure the people in the Apple Maps team aren't too happy with this, but hopefully it'll spur them to get the thing fixed.

5. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

irony

6. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

You can't just beat Google Maps in one shot they've been improving it for years and kudos to Google for upping the ante

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