Camera Switches: switch access to help people with speech and motor impairments

Something new.

Read the official Android blog post.

Google Earth Timelapse: a better understanding of Earth’s dynamic changes.

Something new.

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.

Look to Speak: helping people communicate with their eyes

Something new.
And absolutely one of my favourite projects this year.

Read the official Google blog post.

Google Sustainability: Realizing a carbon-free future

Something new.

Read the official Google blog post.

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.

Sodar. Using WebXR to help visualise social distancing guidelines

Something new.

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.

https://experiments.withgoogle.com/hacktohelp

CV-19: Teach from Home

Something new.

Quickly made something to help teachers and students during the first weeks and months of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Read the official Google blog post.

Digital Wellbeing Experiments

Something new.

Read the official Google blog post.

Some more coverage here:

2018 so far: A collection of projects and things

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.

There’s something like 750+ tweets, all chronological.

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

NSynth Super

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

At Google, we use design to…

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.