Google Design Minutes

Google has started a new series of videos titled Google Design Minutes. In this videos the lead designers of Google products talk about the challenges behind their projects. Jon Wiley talks about Search, Sian Townsend and Jonah Jones talk about Google Maps and Isabelle Olson share a little bit the ideas behind Google Glass. The videos are very insightful and useful to any designer or enthusiast, check them out.

When Google launched, it was a crisp white page with a simple search box. You might not have thought there was much in the way of design, but its appearance underscored two of our most important principles: simplicity and usefulness. Those principles haven’t changed much in fifteen years, but our understanding of what makes great design has—throughout the industry. Today, there’s design in everything we touch. And as a developer, even if you don’t happen to be a formal designer, you’ve undoubtedly faced design challenges as you’ve built your own products. Design has always been a rich conversation, and it’s one that we’d like to have with you as you work on your projects and as we work on ours. – Nadya Direkova 

 

Google Design Minutes — Search: The beauty of speed

Jon Wiley discusses the importance of bringing out the beauty in things as simple as speed. 

 

Google Design Minutes — Maps: Putting the user front and center

Sian Townsend looks at the importance of understanding how a user approaches your product, while Jonah Jones talks about adapting the approach to make the map the user interface.

Google Design Minutes — Search: The beauty of speed

Isabelle Olson talks about the focus her team put into making Glass simple, and how simplicity guided all the decisions they made. #GoogleDesignMinutes

 

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