In-Depth Design Comparison of Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

In-Depth Design Comparison of Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

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UX Launchpad has posted an in-depth design comparison of Apple Maps vs. Google Maps on Medium. The post is very extensive and goes through every aspect of the mapping applications to compare and contrast the approaches of two highly skilled teams working on a pretty unique design challenge.

Design is simply “deciding how a thing should be,” as William says in his book. But every decision has a tradeoff. Every thing you make easier can make another thing harder. There is no such thing as “the right design”. But we can learn a lot from seeing how experts in their field weighed the pros and cons of different approaches.

UX Launchpad is a one day, hands-on, fun design course in Seattle. It's run by Jon Bell, a designer at Twitter, and William Van Hecke, the design lead of the multiple-award-winning Omni Group and author of Learning iOS Design.

Hit the link below to check out the UI comparison, it's about a 43 minute read.

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In-Depth Design Comparison of Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

In-Depth Design Comparison of Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

In-Depth Design Comparison of Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

In-Depth Design Comparison of Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

In-Depth Design Comparison of Apple Maps vs. Google Maps
Dumb - December 15, 2014 at 4:12pm
Waze for the win! It's GUIDE sucks but it's way better
Dumb - December 15, 2014 at 4:12pm
GUI -- dammit
Nazzal - December 15, 2014 at 3:42pm
How could I say which is better !! Apple maps don't work in Jordan (( Middle East )) but Google maps work and support !!! So I think now which is better !! I don't need to talk. Bout details bc already it's not work here it's to much silly to buy my favorite mobile and my favorite company and its not support maps here !! I think we are live in other world !!
CryMeARiver - December 15, 2014 at 1:01pm
When I go for a quick flight on my unicorn, Apple maps. When I need to drop the kids off at the pool, google maps.
angexpress - December 14, 2014 at 5:28pm
Google Maps is a huge battery drainer. Apple maps is so much better at preserving battery life.
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