Today we have an award-related update. We are very happy to share with you that our new iPhone and Android Browser, Opera Touch just won one of the world’s most prestigious design awards for its user interface. Our team went to Berlin to pick up the award. The winners are presented in an online exhibition and in the Red Dot App – make sure to check them out!
More than 8,600 international entries
We can now say that Opera Touch is outstanding and award winning: As part of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018, our design team has succeeded in winning over the 24-member jury. Over several days, the experts examined, discussed and evaluated more than 8,600 international communication design works. They awarded us the Red Dot for the high design quality and creative achievement of Opera Touch’s user interface.
Opera Touch’s design concept
Opera Touch is an Android and iOS browser designed to facilitate web browsing on smartphones with large displays. In most web browsers, users must reach for the top of the screen to get to the most important control elements. This is the main reason why they accidentally drop their smartphones. The Opera Touch UI prevents this by introducing the Fast Action Button, which is conveniently positioned at the bottom of the screen. Users can swipe it open to access all browser control elements, including already opened tabs. The Fast Action Button also allows users to perform web searches. The browser’s “Flow” feature establishes a seamless connection of Opera Touch with the Opera PC browser and lets users instantly share images, links, videos or notes across their devices.
Red Dot has been a leading design award for more than 60 years now
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, had the following to say about the competition and the award: “For more than 60 years now, we have been providing designers, agencies and companies with a platform for evaluating good design. Those who participate in the Red Dot Award must be aware that our jury members demand very high standards of the entries. This becomes apparent in the intensive debates and discussions that take place in order for all of the experts to agree on a well-founded decision. All those who progress through the tough adjudication process to garner a Red Dot have every reason to be proud of themselves, as the jury grants our award only to creations of high design quality. This makes me all the more delighted to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their well-deserved success.”
Opera Touch presented in Berlin at Designers’ Night
Our team received a certificate in the course of the award ceremony for the Red Dot Award on 26 October 2018. During the Designers’ Night at the ewerk Berlin, Opera Touch was also presented to the international guests attending the event – as part of the winners exhibition “Design on Stage” which showcased the state of the art in worldwide communication design exclusively for one night. Opera Touch will also be presented in the International Yearbook Communication Design 2018/2019, which will be published on 15 November 2018 and distributed in around 40 countries and that we can’t wait to receive as an actual printed book!
About the Red Dot Design Award
The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot distinction has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. More information is available at www.red-dot.org.
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