Material Design Awards 2016: Brand Fusion

By: Rich Fulcher, Lead UX Designer, Google

Recognizing best-in-class designs from around the community.

A design system only comes to life when it’s used to create meaningful experiences. Last year, Google introduced the Material Design Awards to recognize best-in-class achievements in employingMaterial Design. This effort extends beyond our direct team as well—earlier this year, at Google I/O 2016Robinhood was presented with the Google Play Award for Best Use of Material Design. With so much excellent work being done, we want to continue recognizing the makers who are helping to ensure the next generation of Material Design is even better.

Today, we're proud to announce the winners of the second annual Material Design Awards. As with last year’s winners, we’re highlighting specific aspects of Material Design used in creating apps which satisfy their users while appropriately expressing their brand. The five winners, to be honored at the SPAN LA conference on October 27, represent the finest application of aspects of Material Design.

Brand Infusion: Asana: Team Tasks & Projects

Charming Engagement: Fabulous - Motivate Me!

Creative Navigation: C Channel (available in Japanese and Thai)

Expressive Layouts: Kitchen Stories

Focused Efficiency: Airbnb

64 People You Should Know in Design

By: Tradecraft

When starting out a career in design, it’s helpful to know some of the great practitioners in your field so you can follow their work and use their career progression as guidance to plan your own.

Wherever you are in your journey towards mastery we hope you’ll find designers on this list who will inspire you to continue honing your craft.