First Place & $5000 goes to Kenneth Disbennett for "Woodland Park Zoo," which showcased an excellent usage of typography, color and full bleed imagery.
Second Place & $2500 goes to Minna Jvala for "Bloom," which showcased an innovative way of planning your garden through a faux 3D representation & experience.
Third Place & $2500 goes to Valentina Ferrari for "WalkSeattle," which showcased imagery masked in in a fun way together with a great implementation of Semantic Zoom.
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Ratio Interactive is a Seattle based digital agency specializing in User Experience and Mobile Strategies. Ratio Interactive was one of the first to develop innovative experiences for the Windows 8 platform.
Ratio’s designers have been camping out at Microsoft’s Redmond campus over the last year to submerge themselves into the Metro design language with the help of Microsoft’s UX team. To date, Ratio has a very firm grasp of the Metro design language and as a preferred partner of Microsoft, together we’re pushing the boundaries of Windows 8 UX. Ratio’s designs have been featured in training videos, and have also made it to the big screen when Microsoft presented Windows 8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.