Matias Duarte and the team behind the Android user experience should be very proud tonight. Not only was Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich nominated for a UX award at the Parson’s School of Design’s 2012 User Experience Awards, but ICS took home the Gold Prize for Best Platform Experience!
Many people who have tried Android in the past remark on how it never felt quite finished or as professional as Apple’s iOS. Matias Duarte, formerly of webOS fame, was hired by Google to add the UX polish that was needed to bring Android to another level. Mission accomplished. Us Android fans already know how big a leap ICS was to the usability of the OS, and now it is being officially recognized.
A clip reel put together by androiddevelopers was shown to the audience at the 2012 User Experience Awards, showing some of the videos Google made for ICS as well as a few glimpses of early design ideas and inspiration. Check it out after the break… and congrats, Android UX Team!
source: google+ (matias duarte)