Design Challenge: Spring 09 – “Best in Class” submissions selected

Design Challenge Spring 09

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.

Best in Class: Execution

For the solution that has the most expressive prototype, a combination of polish as well as functional availability.

Best in Class: Interaction

For the solution that feels provides the best human-computer interaction model.

Best in Class: Producible

For the solution that would be the easiest to ship to users immediately.


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.

1 response

  1. sa1 wrote on :

    So when are we going to see this in the mainstream firefox?