Also, I got tweeted my NASA. I’m going to stop the blog.
Turning petabytes of satellite imagery over 37 years into an interactive experience in product, on the web, and an interactive installation at the UN. Timelapse in Google Earth provides visual evidence that climate and human behavior are changing Earth.
Our team worked on the original idea, product design/ux, designing, writing, sound, comms & the main time-lapse camera moves and sequences…. plus a bunch of other stuff. Lots of hard work. I played a small part.
And absolutely one of my favourite projects this year.
We worked on the narrative, brand and design systems for comms and product, Google.com homepage changes, and some more things you’ll see over the coming months and years.
Part of Hack to Help.
Our communities are facing all types of challenges with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the midst of all of it, we’ve been inspired by the small hacks people are making to help in any way they can. So we’ve created this page as a resource for others who might want to help – whether that means creating something, contributing to others’ efforts, or simply volunteering your time to those in need.
Quickly made something to help teachers and students during the first weeks and months of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Did you know that the average person looks at their phone over 52 times a day? 📱Unplugging can be tough. To find focus, try our new #DigitalWellbeingExperiments—a collection of ideas and tools to help you find a better balance with technology → https://t.co/sFGbsNKZnk pic.twitter.com/pYOeWpCsqn
— Google (@Google) October 23, 2019
— Google (@Google) October 23, 2019
— Android (@Android) October 24, 2019
🌎To launch Google’s new Digital Wellbeing platform I’ve teamed up with Google Creative Labs 👏 and produced a short film to kick it all off. Full credit list here… https://t.co/IstOXm01uj pic.twitter.com/m9fe2tB9om
— Jack Cunningham (@jackcunningham) October 25, 2019
Some more coverage here:
The Unlock Clock app is delicious. https://t.co/CiFlriUmc0
— John Maeda (@johnmaeda) October 24, 2019
— The Verge (@verge) October 23, 2019
NEW from @Google 🚨
A set of apps to help you spend less time on your phone 🤗📲 https://t.co/Hxh8ySnjAv
— Product Hunt (@ProductHunt) October 24, 2019
Google just released a “phone” made of paper https://t.co/KID6AdWgoS
— Fast Company (@FastCompany) October 25, 2019
Google’s newest phone is literally just a piece of paper https://t.co/wiZwJYu5mq
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 28, 2019
Usually, I would take a moment to write up some of the ways we approached the work. How we made a thing. Also, how it went. Yet, the first half of 2018 was a little crazy on the number of things we made. We delivered 15 projects. About ten went out into the wild. About five are internal for now. But, if we did our job right, you may start to see them shaping a few things in the future.
I also went on a Twitter hiatus to cut down on noise. To focus on work. But if you want to see more details, I tried to favourite a few work-related tweets on Twitter.
I’ll come back to everything here later and details. E.g. more videos, links to sites, and more of the work that went out. But for now – here are a few shiny things to press play on.
A huge shout to the Creative Lab team, and our partners.
Waymo 360º Experience
iPhone People Talking Pixel
Draw to Art Installation
مهارات من Maharat min Google: Digital skills for Arabic speakers, everywhere
Google I/O: Opening Keynote and AI Experiments
Make Google Do It
#GrowWithGoogle: Google Digital Garage: __ Yet
AIGA, the professional association for design, recognized Google as an exemplary company modeling design’s potential to delight users, inspire visionary products and services, fuel innovation, and improve our world. Google received the AIGA Award at the AIGA Awards Gala on April 20, 2018 in New York City.
We made a video to say thank you. It has a bunch of work by me, my friends at Creative Lab, and across Google.
Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” And we believe design plays a big part in making things accessible and useful for everyone. Find out more at https://g.co/design. And check out the description below the video for a list of projects featured.