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.
Read the official Google blog post.
Some more coverage here:
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
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
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.
Since September 2015, Google has been working with humanitarian organizations to respond to the refugee crisis. On World Refugee Day, we made 2 films to help share an update on a few ongoing initiatives.
You can read the full Google blogpost here.
NetHope: Providing Internet access to refugees
Refugee.Info Hub: Providing vital information to refugees
Really proud of these ones.
Sideways Dictionary is a collection of fun, easy-to-understand analogies that help explain complicated technology terms. Use it to look up tech terms of all kinds, vote for the definitions you like best, and even add your own.
Creative Lab helped our friends at Google Jigsaw bring this project to life by writing, art directing, and producing two short animations. One to introduce the project, and a second to help people get in the right mindset to write and contribute analogies of their own.
Words by Hana.