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07/29/2019
Nominations open for 2019 Material Design Awards!
Today we’re announcing our open call for the 2019 Material Design Awards. If you’re a designer using Material Design to build a useful service, execute an ambitious vision, or simply spark delight in a product, we want to see (and celebrate!) what you’ve created.This year we’ll be accepting nominations in four categories: Theming (products that brilliantly exemplify Material Theming guidelines), Innovation (work that creatively expands on Material), Universality (think inclusive and accessible), and Experience (for superb interaction and navigation). We’re keeping an eye out for meaningful experiences across all categories, and platforms. To see the work we’ve honored in the past, look through our MDA archives from 2018, 2017, and 2016.Nominate someone (or yourself) by filling out this entry form by August 24, 2019. Material Design Award winners will be announced on Google Design this fall.
07/01/2019
Google Design on Medium: Personal Journeys
With summer upon us, it’s time to pass along poolside reading recommendations—and nothing beats a good hero’s journey. We’ve got you covered with a series of Medium stories on how designers get where they’re going, starting with one design director’s tale of how growing up with immigrant parents influenced her role as a leader at Google. From there, follow one UX researcher’s surprising path from architectural theory to machine learning, and a UX director’s decade-long epic of mining the human side of technology. Cap it off with a journey that might ring familiar to any designer: The tale of what it’s like to be an intern.
06/27/2019
Read the latest Google Design Newsletter: Summer 2019
Our seasonal recap of Google Design happenings is here, and this edition is jam-packed with news and inspiration. If you missed out on I/O, we’ll get you up to speed on all the design launches and talks—covering everything from AI to sound design to Material’s new dark theme—from our annual developer conference. For those who just want to read up on the Milan Furniture Fair, design at the Museum of Modern Art, or sustainable leather and plant-based packaging, we’ve got you covered, too. Happy reading—and HAGS.Subscribe to the Google Design newsletter
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