Collaborative projects across NPR's Digital, News, Music, Multimedia and Mobile divisions received some prestigious honors recently for their outstanding design and overall excellence.
"This is one of those iPad apps where the brilliance is almost invisible, because they just did things the right way. The navigation is intuitive, the design is clean and not statement-making and it just works really well."
- Keith Butters, Communication Arts Interactive Annual judge
The Communication Arts and the Society for News Design selected the NPR News iPad App as the winner in the 2012 Communication Arts Interactive Annual out of more than 1,200 entries. This is the second year in a row that NPR has received this honor alongside organizations like The Daily (News Corp's subscription news app for the iPad) and HBO.
David Wright, Chris Koth, Max Pfennighaus, Jennifer Sharp, Jennifer Oh, Jeremy Pennycook, Ben Hands and Constance Miller all earned credit for this accomplishment.
The Society for News Design's 2nd Annual Best of Digital Design competition recognized NPR with three Awards of Excellence as well as a Silver Medal. Only eight Silver Medals were awarded this year out of over 500 entries submitted across all categories. Check out all of the award-winning work below:
Silver Medal: Single-Subject Project—More than 50 million
Visualizing How a Population Grows to 7 Billion. The team: Adam Cole, Maggie Starbard, Melissa Fosythe, Andrew Prince, Alison Richards, Maria Godoy
Awards of Excellence: Single-Subject Projects—More than 50 million
Japan and Haiti: Picturing the Unimaginable. The team: David Gilkey, Nelson Hsu, Mito Habe-Evans
Award of Excellence: Sector or Topic—More than 50 million
Infinite Player. The team: Michael Yoch, Constance Miller, Vincent Farquharson, Jared Biehler, Max Pfennighaus, Scott Vanderbilt, Stephanie Slobodan
NPR Music. Music and Digital media staffs (especially on Design/User Experience), as well as many across the organization.
Congratulations to all of the NPR staff who made these projects possible!