Two months ago we launched our second Mozilla Labs Design Challenge – this time in cooperation with IxDA and Johnny Holland. Together we invited UX-interested people from all around the world to design their solution to the question: “Reinventing Tabs in the Browser – How can we create, navigate and manage multiple web sites within the same browser instance?“.
The participants submitted a mockup and video, explaining the concept and the proposed solution. Nearly 130 concepts were submitted and our nine expert strong panel selected the following four “Best in Class” entries:
Best in Class: Innovation
For the solution that has the newest / most original interaction models.
- TabViz by Liz Blankenship, Jakob Hilden & Kerry Kao
Best in Class: Execution
For the solution that has the most expressive prototype, a combination of polish as well as functional availability.
- Collapsible Tab Groups by Martin Polley
Best in Class: Interaction
For the solution that feels provides the best human-computer interaction model.
- Wave Concept by Darby Thomas, Danielle Kanastab & Alex Mattice
Best in Class: Producible
For the solution that would be the easiest to ship to users immediately.
- Favitabs by Grady Kelly
People’s Choice Award
For the first time we invited the wider community to vote on their personal favorite – the “People’s Choice” award for the Design Challenge: Summer 09 goes to
- CubeZilla by Faber Ludens
On behalf of all of us a very big thank you to everyone who entered this Design Challenge. The standard of entries was incredibly high – well done to everyone who took part! Head over to our Design Challenge landing page for more information on the selected concepts, a complete list of all submitted concepts, information on the panel and much more.
We are currently working with universities around the world to create a series of Design Challenges, Design Jams and Design Sprints. If your school is interested in joining us – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also work with an international group of engineering students to turn some of the ideas from this Design Challenge into functional prototypes. Stay tuned…