UX Awards

The Premier Awards for Exceptional Digital Experience

2012 Entries

Below is a selection of 2012 entries.

2012 Builder Concept Home

The primary goal of the home tour was to serve as a showcase and lead-generation tool for building-product manufacturers, appealing to both homebuilders and buyers. Hanley Wood needed to demonstrate value to their sponsors by connecting them to interested customers, so ThoughtMatrix built in a method for easily collecting registration data and user behavior on the site that can be reported to sponsors. This feature enables sponsors to follow up with users who’ve visited their online showrooms a

Submitted By: EMC Digital
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60 Minutes chrome App

We wanted to make 60 MINUTES news content easy to access, fun to watch and connected to users’ preferences and interests. We pushed the limits of web app performance by incorporating mobile app best practices into the user experience and interaction. Using the latest technologies, including HTML5, CSS3 as well as background page loading, we were able to engage with users via intelligent rich push notifications even when the user isn’t using the app.

Submitted By: Individual
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A Window on a Creative World

As the central vehicle for the University of the Arts to share its story, the new website embraces the creativity of its community while effectively sharing its brand promise to all audiences. On a practical note, the streamlined navigation allows visitors to find what they need easily, and to create personal connections with the University and each other through intuitive interactions.

Submitted By: Click Here
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Abstract Expressionist New York iPad app

MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, challenged Deep Focus with a big question: how should this leading institution make its first move on what is sure to become one of the most important platforms for fine art: the iPad (or personal tablet) platform? Deep Focus envisioned a simple, elegant, powerful and highly useful application for MoMA.

Submitted By: Click Here
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Allstate Digital Locker

Allstate Digital Locker is a web and mobile application (iPhone, Android) that enables customers to create a personalized home inventory of property that includes photos, estimated value and other details along with a personal profile for secure data storage.

Submitted By: Omnigon Communications
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American Express Premium Member Loyalty Sites

The digital platform for Platinum and Centurion Card members is completely new. For the first time, top tier members around the world can view and reserve current offers. They can search and review details on the network of airport lounges to which they have access. They can also sort and preview their extensive travel insurance coverage, start a claim and initiate other service requests online.

Submitted By: OgilvyOne Worldwide
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Amex for iPad

The Amex App for iPad and Android presents the best of American Express servicing in a streamlined format, tailored to the tablet’s touch screen. Cardmembers have access to their most important servicing needs like scheduling a payment, reviewing past payments, checking balances, viewing recent/pending charges and searching for specific charges across basic and additional card holders.

Submitted By: Adobe Advanced Technology Labs
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Art.com iPad Application: artCircles

Known almost exclusively for its e-commerce business, Art.com wanted to create an app that would update their brand by offering users a rich, experiential app. The company wanted to use its incredible image collection of more than 1.2 million works of art to engage customers, allow for deeper experiences with the art itself, and reach a younger demographic of users. artCircles takes you on an epic journey through the world’s most inspiring art collection.

Submitted By: Art.sy
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Barclaycard Ring: A Social Credit card

Barclaycard Ring is a credit card that uses social and peer-to-peer collaboration to allow card members to help shape the product and have a share in the profits. The members can discuss, vote and share ideas on the product features from card design to customer service models. Members benefit from the collective performance, encouraging good financial behaviors.

Submitted By: Fantasy Interactive
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Bodhi: A Mobile App for Stress Management

Bodhi is a mobile app that facilitates stress management by providing simple, evidence-based activities that fit into peoples’ busy schedules.

Submitted By: Dropcam
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Broadway.com iPad App

Fi’s mission was to create a one-stop-shop for the latest buzz, information, pictures, and a connected interface for snagging seats to any live Broadway performance.

Submitted By: N/A
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CarRentals.com Redesign

CarRentals.com is a relatively new brand to the Hotwire portfolio, and thus much of the user experience and code base was inherited from the original team. In order to take the business from its initial success to a household name for rental cars, the team was challenged with completely rebuilding the site in under three months to deliver an intuitive, quick, customer booking experience to drive business growth.

Submitted By: ThoughtMatrix
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Civil War 150

3+ Months (UX, Strategy, Design & Development)

Submitted By: Deep Focus
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The application was developed from scratch, employing advanced technology developed in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam.

Submitted By: EMC Digital
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Days Until Mobile App

Context: Days Until takes the complexity out of knowing how many days are left for a particular event. It lists the events in a simple interface, so you can check out the days left for events at a glance. Timeline: The app was designed within a month. Scope: It allows general Smartphone users who’re busy with their life in the physical world and want days left for events like birthdays, deadlines etc. to be accessible at a glance so they have to spend less time fidgeting with their phone.

Submitted By: VML
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Dropcam HD

Dropcam HD provides peace of mind on the go, being your home’s eyes and ears when you’re not there. It’s the world’s smallest video monitoring camera and connects to your Wi-Fi network at home to live stream and record your personal video to any connected device 24/7. You access this live feed through the cloud-based online viewer and mobile apps. From parents, to pet-owners to small businesses, Dropcam’s elegant user interface makes it easy for anyone to keep an eye on what they care about.

Submitted By: Fantasy Interactive
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DuPont Global Platform Redesign (Project Phoenix)

DuPont, one of the oldest companies in the United States founded in 1802, is today one of the largest diversified materials companies in the world. The company has a strong brand history as well as continual success in innovation, quality, reliability, expertise, and partnership in their success.

Submitted By: OgilvyOne Worldwide
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FoodHub has changed the way food buyers and sellers locate, connect, communicate, plan and execute exchanges of regional products in a sustainable way. The member-driven tool provides the most extensive database of regional buyers and sellers of varying levels, driving the local food community.

Submitted By: Fantasy Interactive
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Fox Sports Game Connect

Fox Sports sought to create a new, social second screen experience for MLB fans. Omnigon created Fox Game Connect. We created a consumer-facing MLB product focused on the powerful combination of live play by play events with in depth comparative statistics, and the social conversation around the game.

Submitted By: Euro RSCG 4D
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G Force B2B Sales App

The G-Force app is an iOS / iPad application specifically built for Gatorade sales reps to use in the field with retail B2B clients. The application provides a beautifully designed and intuitive interface that allows for an interactive two-way conversation serving both the rep and client.

Submitted By: Hotwire Group
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Health Machine

As a self-funded R+D project, AM+A researched obesity and Type 2 diabetes, conducted competitive product analysis, wrote user personas and use scenarios, then designed screens, reviewed them with a diabetes instructor, then revised them. The Health Machine combines information design with persuasion design in a mobile app (or tablet app) with an assumed Web portal support to change consumers' behavior about nutrition and exercise to avoid obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Submitted By: LBi US
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Fi designed and developed HTC.com to surpass the traditional marketing site ethos and empower users to interact with a website that serves-up important information intuitively and beautifully. Through on-screen product demos that highlight features and functionality to the innovations and inspirations behind the products, HTC.com is simply put, Quietly Brilliant.

Submitted By: LBi US
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IKEA Share Space

IKEA and Ogilvy worked together to create a user-generated catalog of personal user spaces that use IKEA furniture. Participants can take pictures of their homes and upload them to the Share Space site and tag the IKEA furniture they own. These pictures are then shared with the larger IKEA community. Visitors to the site can browse by featured Share Spaces, categories or by specific furniture types. This allows users to see IKEA products in real world living environments made by their peers.

Submitted By: Binary Red Studios
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John Chamberlain: Choices Exhibition Website

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Interactive team produced a website to accompany the exhibition John Chamberlain: Choices, held at the museum in New York City from April 24-May 13, 2012. The goal was to create an engaging digital experience for two primary audiences: visitors to the museum seeking to learn more about the artist before or after a visit to the physical exhibition, and users that might not visit in-person but are interested in the artist.

Submitted By: Huge
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Kelloggs.com UX

How do you take the digital presence of an iconic, global brand like Kellogg’s and make it current, coherent and consistent? You begin with a dedication to the users, being mindful of their experience across channel and device. You create an innovative yet CMS-friendly design, and then devise an information architecture that makes the flagship web property easy to navigate while connecting seamlessly with the larger Kellogg digital ecosystem.

Submitted By: RADVISION
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Kids’ Choice Awards iOS Apps

This year, the mission was clear: Make this the biggest, baddest, best KCAs ever! To best support this, Fi needed to create a rich and intuitive multimedia content browsing experience, nested within a platform that allowed for voting, and live streaming of the event… But it had to be FUN for kids 8-12, and continue to be fun and engaging throughout the 8-week buildup to the event.

Submitted By: EffectiveUI
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With expert advice, built-in help, access anywhere, and more than 500 complete sample business plans, LivePlan makes it easy to create a professional business plan that will wow any audience. LivePlan includes integrated financial formulas that are used to build dynamic charts and financial forecasting tables and produces high resolution business plans that can be exported to PDF or Word formats.

Submitted By: Fantasy Interactive
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Medical Research at Mayo Clinic

Patients are becoming more engaged in their healthcare decision making, and Mayo Clinic is listening and responding. One of the requests we hear is for users to be able to access and understand the medical advances being made at Mayo Clinic, to engage with ongoing clinical trials, and to connect people with the scientists generating this knowledge.

Submitted By: Mayo Clinic
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Minds of Modern Mathematics iPad App

In the 1960s, Charles and Ray Eames created a 50-foot-long timeline of the history of mathematics as part of their exhibition Mathematica: A World of Numbers and Beyond. IBM published the timeline poster titled 'Men of Modern Mathematics' and for more than 20 years, distributed free copies of the timeline to schools around the world.

Submitted By: Palo Alto Software
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Move to the Beat of London 2012

The digital campaign for Move to the Beat of London 2012 engages teens around the world through music, sports and social media to join the biggest collaboration in musical history: the Global Beat. The website follows International producer Mark Ronson as he travels the globe recording the sounds of world-class athletes training for the Olympics to create “Anywhere in the World,” the Coca-Cola anthem for the London Olympics.

Submitted By: Colorjinn BV
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Muck Rack

Muck Rack is a web app by Sawhorse Media (creators of the Shorty Awards) that aggregates Twitter content from verified professional journalists. Its paid service helps communication pros find and track journalists who are talking about their companies, clients, and competitors in real time. It offers a free service to journalists who want to increase their follower counts and track what’s trending among other journalists.

Submitted By: Barrel
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Muve Music: The First Digital Music Experience Designed for the Mobile Phone

Muve Music is the nation's first unlimited music service to be included as part of a wireless rate plan. Since its launch in January 2011, Muve Music has risen to become the second-largest mobile music subscription service in the U.S, due in part to its value-based model targeted directly to its unique customer demographic as well as its unique strategy.

Submitted By: Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc.
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My Travel Buddy for Windows Phone

Project was conceived, wireframed and discussed and then given a timeline of 2 months to finish.

Submitted By: VML
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PopTech iPad Application

Designed and built with PopTech and partners PwC, the UN Global Pulse, Jana, and The New York Times R&D Lab, the app, PopTech’s first for the iPad, brings to life geographical, historical, and ethnographical facts and figures through multi-layered, interactive data visualizations. Our world, according to PopTech, is “rebalancing.” Now is the time to examine our assumptions and invigorate our resolve.

Submitted By: Conversation, LLC
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Postable makes it dead simple for people to collect mailing addresses from their friends and family. It’s a free web app that allows users to send out a unique link that prompts people to fill out their mailing information, which populates a digital address book. from this address book, users can export CSV, print mailing labels, or export to the contacts section of popular email clients.

Submitted By: ISITE Design
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Project Re: Brief

To create an online showcase for this massive undertaking by Google and many partners. Also to show the world Google's innovative display ad technologies, the use of which will allow each ad to be further tailored, personalized and relevant to the viewer than ever before.

Submitted By: SeatGeek
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RentApp Resident Screening

RentApp is a free service that provides property owners and managers with the ability to accept online applications from prospective tenants. Resident screening is an optional add-on service that provides instant background information at the click of a button. This standalone product borrowed innovation from our core product, AppFolio Property Manager, pulling out just the online application and resident screening features for use by non-AppFolio customers.

Submitted By: CreativeWorx
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Science NetLinks Redesign

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) partnered with Blenderbox to redesign sciencenetlinks.com, a free resource they provide in partnership with the Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity initiative.

Submitted By: Blenderbox
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SCOPIA Mobile v3

SCOPIA Mobile is the first enterprise application for the Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® that allows mobile users to connect with full video, audio and H.239 data collaboration to the nearly 2 million installed standards-based video conferencing and telepresence systems worldwide.

Submitted By: LBi US
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Sheen Roast – Second Screen Experience for Comedy Central’s Charlie Sheen Roast

Comedy Central sought to create a social second screen experience for one of their biggest broadcasts the Charlie Sheen Roast. Omnigon created “Sheen Roast.” Omnigon created a second screen companion product that will engage users and leverage the tremendous social conversation around the broadcast of the Charlie Sheen Roast. The “Sheen Roast” combined broadcast streaming with both passive and active social media visualization and commentary.

Submitted By: TandemSeven
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TalentVine: The Consumerization of Enterprise Software

TalentVine is a first-of-its-kind software that allows corporations to automate all aspects of social recruting, from job posts on Facebook and Twitter to fully integrated social referral programs and talent communities. At its core, TalentVine is a social recruiting engine that matches open jobs to the relevant social connections in an employee population.

Submitted By: Fantasy Interactive
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TGI Friday’s Matchup Madness Facebook App

Facebook users create a matchup between two sports teams, challenge their friends to pick the winning team in a variety of criteria and then print out a sheet to take to Friday’s to watch the game.

Submitted By: Acsys Interactive
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U.S. Navy Blue Angels

U.S. Navy Blue Angels saw a need to evolve the way they interact with new recruits and to reach them where they are – online. The organization set out to build an online experience that would serve to recruit new service men and women, inspire existing service men and women by setting an example of precision and pride, and instill a sense of patriotism among the general public.

Submitted By: SelectMinds
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Website for The King Center Imaging Project, an Initiative of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The King Center Imaging Project, an Initiative of JPMorgan Chase’s Technology for Social Good program, was to create an online venue for the public to view newly digitized archival objects from the The King Center. The digital archive served as the foundation of the website's redesign, with its own special user interface elements to encourage exploration as well as conducting faceted searches.

Submitted By: Hot Studio
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