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Friday 28, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: Yaël Levey

Judge: Yaël Levey
Role: Creative Director, BBC Weather

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    Citymapper has completely revolutionised how I travel around cities. I think it does an excellent job of presenting you with vast amounts of information in a way that feels really accessible and simple to understand. I think they really understand their audience’s goals and needs.

Thursday 27, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: John Goodall


Judge: John Goodall
Role: UX Consultant at Bunnyfoot

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    I love Spotify. It’s easy to find music I know and to discover new artists. I especially like being able to move from one device to another and continue listening where I left off. It’s the sole reason I got a mobile contract with unlimited data.

Wednesday 26, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: Dave Slocombe

Judge: Dave Slocombe
Role: Product Owner Mobile Apps The Train Line

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    Waze app. Their data science driven UI that solves problems for travellers that had never been solved before is genius. MY favourite feature is the ‘leave later’ button, which shows you if your journey may be shorter if you leave later.

Tuesday 25, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: Paul Cooper

Judge: Paul Cooper
Role: UX Lead Vitality Insurance

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    I love productivity apps and websites such as Dropbox and Trello – anything that makes my life easier. But my favourite is Marvel – it enables me to build awesome prototypes that help test ideas with our users really quickly.

Monday 24, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: Ed Easton

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Judge: Ed Easton
Role: Head of Digital Design and UX Sony PlayStation

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    Uber & I love it for many reasons – how they’ve reinvented an industry, how simple and quick the app is to use, the availability/promptness of the cars in around London, the cleanliness of the vehicles, no stopping at the cash point and a good chat with the driver. I used them in San Francisco recently, and it was the same experience. I’d be sad to lose the beautiful design of the London Black Cab but they really need to rethink what they’re doing.

Friday 21, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: Jesse Williams

Judge: Jesse Williams
Role: Interaction Designer at Google

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    Asos have a super smart app. The discover flow is really nicely done, and makes sorting through their sizable catalogue really easy. It does of course mean, it’s a lot easier to spend lots of money.

Thursday 20, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: Harry Brignull

Judge: Harry Brignull
Role: UX Consultant Spotify

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    It’s kind of nerdy but I’m really into airtable at the moment. It’s an elegantly simple relational database creation tool. These sorts of things used to be quite horrific to set up, which is why so many businesses use spreadsheets for things they were never intended for – like tracking, resourcing and workflow management. It takes a lot of clever design decision-making to take something as intimidating as a database and add UI constraints so that it can be just picked up and used without training.

Wednesday 19, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: Alberta Soranzo

Judge: Alberta Soranzo
Role: End to End Service Design Director, Lloyds Banking Group

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    I’m addicted to CityMapper — the amount of information packed is astounding. Being able to sync up searches, trips and places between devices allows me to plan my trips without having to leave my computer (where I do most of my calendaring), and to find them on my mobile devices when I need them.

Monday 17, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A – Paul Annett

Judge: Paul Annett
Role: Head of Digital Customer Experience, Saga

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    It’s an obvious and boring cliché, but I can’t dispute the usage data on my phone which shows Twitter as being the most-used app by a long way. It’s a good example of the UX being all about the content. Twitter’s made such a huge impact over the last decade, and I’m privileged to have helped shape that in a very small way while I was there. 

Friday 14, July 2017

Judge’s Q&A: Lara Burns

Judge: Lara Burns
Role: Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Age UK

  1. Do you have a favourite app & website in terms of the design and user experience?

    It sounds really boring – but I love Tesco’s mobile app. It does what it should do, in a really easy way. As a busy working mother, I get to do my weekly shop in 15 minutes on my way home from work. What’s not to love?