As web presence for magazines, news sources and digital publications becomes increasingly important, journalists and media professionals are now tasked with the near-impossible: create accompanying (or all new) online and mobile content designed to engage us attention span-lacking consumers. It’s definitely not as easy task, but this year, we’ve seen our Canadian content creators surpass expectations— and our judges seem to agree. Over the years, the digital design that blends and supplements news stories, websites, magazine and projects has continued to amaze, challenge and inspire.
The 2017 Best Digital Design Award will honour the digital publication with the most successful and original overall combination of visual and graphic design elements with functionality and user experience. This award is open to web publications, tablet publications, mobile apps, micro-sites and one-off projects.
This year’s best designs included two from the CBC; an interactive feature on Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip and a breakdown of US election results, as well as a pair of magazines, Toronto Life and FASHION, who have brought their impressive print designs to the screen.
Check out the 2017 nominees below: