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 2016, Robinhood 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