Ratio Interactive Launches Contest to Inspire Great Windows 8 Design

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Ratio Interactive, an award winning Digital Agency announced today that they will sponsor a contest to inspire great Windows 8 design. The contest will open following this week’s Windows 8 Virtual UX Training, a free online event hosted by Microsoft that will be held this Thursday, June 14th.

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In the coming months we expect to see some very cool and inspiring Windows 8 app designs, the contest aims to showcase some of this great work.

The competition kicks off immediately following the Microsoft event with registration open until June 30th and final designs due by July 30th. Top designs will be showcased in a downtown Seattle art gallery in early August, with the three best designs earning a share of the $10,000 prize. Designs will be evaluated on concept, user experience, visual design, and the utilization of unique features in Windows 8 such as Contracts, Live Tiles and Semantic Zoom.

“Design and user experience is a key differentiator for apps on Windows 8.” said Russ Whitman, Chief Strategy Officer for Ratio Interactive. “Ratio has designed some of the early Windows 8 apps including iCookbook™ and Naturespace and we are excited about designing for this new platform. The Metro design language affords designers ample latitude to create really beautiful, immersive experiences that each have their own personality. In the coming months we expect to see some very cool and inspiring Windows 8 app designs, the contest aims to showcase some of this great work.” Whitman said.

To be contest eligible, all participants must register to attend the Microsoft Windows 8 Virtual UX Training and receive contest details here.

About Ratio Interactive
Founded in 2004, Ratio Interactive is an award-winning digital agency that creates meaningful experiences across any digital screen. Leveraging the right balance of creativity, business strategy and deep technology knowledge, Ratio has successfully helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands reach their goals. With a genuine passion for technology and innovation, Ratio has created results-driven digital solutions for organizations like Disney, ING, Microsoft, RealNetworks, Blue Nile, Market Leader and T-Mobile. Ratio has been recognized by the WTIA and at CES, Mobile World Congress, and the 2011 Apple App Rewind. For more information, visit http://www.ratiointeractive.com or follow us on Twitter @teamratio

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