Judge: John Goodall
Role: UX Consultant at Bunnyfoot
Judge: Jane Austin
Role: Head of UX at The Telegraph
I love Uber. I love how it knows exactly what problem it is solving and focuses relentlessly on that. Everything is centered around convenience, and getting that exactly right means that people will pay those surge prices to get a cab when they want, no waiting. It has come into a crowded marketplace and because of their focus and amazing execution and design they are getting increasingly more customers.
I’m a huge fan of AirBnB too, both beautifully designed and a pleasure to use. It’s a fantastic example of design, technology and product coming together to make something excellent that solves a problem in a novel and useful way.
Citymapper is fantastic so well designed with little touches of humour, and I love the new Trainline app redesign – you can just tell it’s had the hard edges sanded off by regular, good user research until its just a simple pleasure to use.
Despite my comments in a moment about Easyjet, I do like their app and how easy it is to check in with it – and I also don’t need to print out loads of paper, just scan my phone. That’s fantastic.
I also love Soundcloud’s new app, its something I use almost daily and its great.
Judge: Aline Baeck
Role: Head of Design for the Global Product Experience Group at EBay
Judge: Daniel Harvey
Role: Head of Digital Capability at SapientNitro
Judge: Joel Gill
Role: Head of User Experience & Visual Design at HSBC
Judge: Stephen Hardingham
Role: Head of Design at All 4
Honoured for delivering the Best User Experience overall, BBC Sport joined a host of winners revealed last night at the second User Experience UK Awards during a prestigious event held at Microsoft’s Cardinal Place Auditorium in London.
Founded to recognise the most innovative and exceptional cases of user experience and user centred design, the UXUK Awards ceremony welcomed Richard Banks – Principal Design Manager at Microsoft – to deliver a fascinating talk entitled, ‘Digital possession in a mobile and cloud first world’.
Judge: Stavros Garzonis
Role: President of UXPA UK
Judge: Cath Baillie
Role: Senior Customer Experience Delivery Manager at EE