After a successful Android UI/UX (Re)Design Challenge last year in June, I have been occasionally received inquiries on the second one, as well as some industrial feedback on such design challenge. This is one of the feedback I got:
I ended up hiring one of the finalists in last years competition. I hired him to do a bit of freelance work on an app I’m building – so it would be good to give similar encouragement to upcoming designers.
Frankly, I didn’t expect that. The aim to make such design challenge is always meant to create awareness towards the importance of Android Design, and it seems to go beyond that – it’s totally awesome! This is why I decided to make the second one, namely Android UI/UX (Re)Design Challenge 2.0.
But first, I have to apologize to all the participants last year for the undelivered Android UI Design Kit Logo stickers – there has been some issues with the sticker quality and hence I decided not to ship any of them. I will look into options this year to make good quality sticker (any suggestions?) and I will send them out again.
Really simple rules
- Anyone can participate!
- Design a brand new app or redesign any existing app by 18th April 2014
- The (re)design should use Android Design Guideline as a reference. Only use appropriate UI patterns and building blocks for your design.
- At least 5 screens are required (in order to tell the app flow/structure). Please provide comparison/explanation/justification for each screen. A good example of the design entry. Don’t let us guess! I repeat, don’t let us guess!
- App icon can be redesigned to match with the new UI (re)design.
- Optional: You can design for the Android Wear version if it meet these design principles. If it’s not, don’t do it!
- Optional: Making animated UI design (in animated gif or video) is encouraged, but it will not have huge advantage in the judging system.
- Optional: Feel free to post your design to any Google+ Android Design Community (including Android Designers) to get feedback and further improve your app (re)design before your final entry. It’s always encouraging to see such design iterations which involved communities.
- Post your design entry in Google+ publicly, and remember to use these hashtags:
#androiduiux #androiddesign #ADiA
- Submission of the final entry must be sent to the email address androiduiux [at] gmail [dot] com (so I know which is the final entry if you have multiple revisions)
- The title of the email should be Entry for Android UI/UX (Re)Design Challenge 2.0
- Send me the link to the final entry in a public Google+ post (or any link that can be viewed publicly)
- I will then send you the confirmation email to acknowledge your design entry
- Feel free to use any design tools that you are comfortable with, as long as the final result are high-fidelity mock up screens.
- If you are looking for some design resources to start, check out the Free Design Resources page
- Five best entries will be announced via my Google+ account and androiduiux.com after the deadline. They will be also informed via email.
- All entries will be judged by awesome android designers in order to pick the winners.
The 5 best entries will walk away with:
- Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto T-shirt. This is a new T-shirt campaign that I just launched for Android fans. If the Teespring campaign is not successful, I will print these T-shirt myself and ship them accordingly.
- 10 USD Google Play Store Gift Cards. You can request to make it a Paypal transfer if the Google Play Store Gift Card in USD is not usable due to the difference in region/currency.
- I reserved the right in prize management based on the quality of the entries.
I would like to thank these people for their awesome support:
- The Awesome Judges – Asher Simonds, Guenther Beyer, Lucas Rocha, Juhani Lehtimäki, Walmyr Carvalho, Paul Burke
- The Sponsors – Luke Sleeman, Papercloud, Platinum Apps
That’s all! If you are interested, start (re)designing and submit your awesome design entry by 18th April 2014!