Just over three months ago we launched our first Mozilla Labs Design Challenge. We invited design-focused students from around the world to participate and develop solutions to the question “What would a browser look like if the Web was all there was? No windows, no unnecessary trappings. Just the Web.”
After the first round, where students submitted mockups of their proposed solutions, more than 40 students actively participated in a three-week long tutoring and mentoring phase (the tutoring sessions are available on video). At the end of this tutoring phase the students refined their ideas and submitted 18 prototypes.
Out of those 18 prototypes a panel of design experts selected the following four “Best in Class” entries:
Best in Class: Innovation
For the solution that has the newest / most original interaction models.
- Collaborative Research on a Virtual Desk by Ecaterina Valica
Best in Class: Execution
For the solution that has the most expressive prototype, a combination of polish as well as functional availability.
- The Media Center-Like Browser by Amine Zafri
Best in Class: Interaction
For the solution that feels provides the best human-computer interaction model.
- Scrolling 2.0 by Valentin Laube
Best in Class: Producible
For the solution that would be the easiest to ship to users immediately.
- An Information-Centric Web Browser by Choawen Tan
Head over to our Design Challenge landing page for more information on the selected prototypes, a complete list of all submitted prototypes, information on the panel and videos from the tutoring sessions.