Tokyo - Feb 25, 2013 - Nikkei Business Publications (President & CEO: Kohei Osada; Tokyo) announced the winners of Multi-Screen UX Competition 2013 (http://multiscreencompetition.com/) to develop an appealing user experience (UX) with multi-screen capabilities. The awarded works are currently on display at the mobile exhibition “Mobile World Congress 2013 (http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/)” (MWC 2013), held February 25-28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
Multi-Screen UX Competition 2013 is a contest targeting creators, planners and developers from around the world, bringing together entries for new types of UX, new entertainment leveraging on multi-terminals including smartphones and tablets as well as multi-screens.
The Competition has been sponsored by Sony Corporation (President & CEO: Kazuo Hirai; Tokyo) and Sony Mobile Communications (President & CEO: Kunimasa Suzuki; Tokyo). In addition to the said display at the Sony booth of MWC 2013, the exhibition space featuring the Competition was set up within the Sony booth at the 2013 International CES held in this January in Las Vegas, US.
Kunimasa Suzuki, EVP, Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Corporation and President & CEO of Sony Mobile Communications said;
“Sony aims to provide customers worldwide with the most compelling and exciting experiences possible through the combination of mobile devices including Xperia™ smartphones and Xperia™ tablets, together with applications and services that enhance each device’s overall attractiveness.
Sony will continue to strive to expand the growth of these innovative user experiences that leverage multiple devices, as set out in the theme of this competition, working with developers around the globe.”
The Competition has received many entries from across the world. The developers (some of them are an individual or a group) of awarded works are also headquartered in various countries, including France, Israel, Japan, Singapore and US, showing growing global interests in the development of new user experiences and entertainment.
The awarded works are as follows; Among them, Thuuz is also given the Sponsor Award which recognizes an excellent work using the API (Application Programming Interface) provided by the sponsors.
Excellence Awards (Developer, Headquarters)
The judges for Multi-Screen UX Competition 2013 are;
Mr. Naoki Sakai, Professor of Keio University and CEO of waterdesign (http://www.water-design.jp)
Mr. Azby Brown, Professor of Kanazawa Institute of Technology (http://www.kanazawa-it.ac.jp) and Director of Future Design Institute
Mr. Blake Harrop, Managing Director of Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo
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Nikkei Business Publications is part of The Nikkei group, which has newspaper publication as its main business and three additional business divisions of digital media, publishing and broadcasting under its umbrella. Covering a wide variety of specialized areas including business, computer, electronics, construction, services and medicine, Nikkei Business Publications, in July 2008, merged with its sister company, Nikkei Home Publishing, to also bring consumer magazines into its portfolio.