Google Summer of Code

Helping talented college students build the next generation of open source.

Google Summer of Code

Client: Google

Google Summer of Code is an annual program that pays college student programmers to contribute to a myriad of open source projects: everything from Linux, to Firefox, to Apache, to Drupal.

Google's existing site, which housed student proposals, a public and internal rating and commenting system, and robust search functions, was unintuitive and confusing. They came to us for both an aesthetic redesign and a comprehensive UI/UX overhaul. In addition to the overall site design, extensive wireframes and user workflows were created, along with several design iterations of user interface elements.

The Google team wanted the design to be friendly and inviting, with a distinct look that could still accommodate the Google Summer of Code logo, which changes every year.

(The 2012 Summer of Code logo was designed by yours truly.)