2023 Apple Design Awards Finalists Revealed

2023 apple design award

Ahead of WWDC23, the Apple Design Awards, which celebrate the best apps across a variety of categories, have been revealed by the iPhone maker. The award winners will be announced during the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC23).

Here’s a breakdown of all the finalists for this year’s Apple Design Awards:

Inclusivity Category

Finalists in this category focus on providing an inclusive experience for people from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and languages. The contenders include:

  • “Anne” by Alessandro Di Maio
  • “Universe — Website Builder” by Universe Exploration Company
  • “Passenger Assistance” by TRANSREPORT (exclusive to the UK)
  • “stitch.” by Lykke Studios
  • “Ancient Board Game Collection” by Klemens Strasser
  • “Finding Hannah” by Fein Games GmbH

Delight and Fun Category

These finalists ensure memorable, engaging, and satisfying experiences that are enhanced by Apple technologies. The nominees are:

  • “Duolingo” by Duolingo, Inc.
  • “CREME” by The CREME Group Inc.
  • “Chantlings” by IORAMA
  • “Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On!” by GAME FREAK Inc.
  • “Knotwords” by Zach Gage and Jack Schlesinger
  • “Afterplace” by Evan Kice

Interaction Category

Finalists in this category present intuitive interfaces and seamless controls that are perfectly tailored to their platforms. The candidates include:

  • “Shuffles by Pinterest” by Pinterest, Inc.
  • “Tide Guide: Charts & Tables” by Condor Digital LLC
  • “Flighty” by Flighty LLC
  • “Automatoys” by Idle Friday LTD
  • “Railbound” by Afterburn
  • “Kimono Cats” by HumaNature Studios Inc.

Social Impact Category

The finalists in this category contribute significantly to society and shed light on essential issues. They are:

  • “Duolingo” by Duolingo, Inc.
  • “Sago Mini First Words” by Sago Mini
  • “Headspace” by Headspace
  • “Hindsight” by Team Hindsight
  • “Endling” by HandyGames
  • “Beecarbonize” by Charles Games s.r.o.

Visuals and Graphics Category

This category’s finalists demonstrate stunning imagery, artfully crafted interfaces, and high-quality animations that contribute to a unique and unified theme. The nominees include:

  • “Any Distance” by Any Distance Inc.
  • “Gentler Streak Health Fitness” by Gentler Stories LLC
  • “Riveo” by Forge and Form GmbH
  • “Diablo Immortal” by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
  • “Resident Evil Village” by CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
  • “Endling” by HandyGames

Innovation Category

Finalists in this category stand out in their genre by providing a state-of-the-art experience through the novel use of Apple technologies. The contenders include:

  • “SwingVision: A.I. Tennis App” by SwingVision Inc.
  • “Camo Studio” by Reincubate Ltd.
  • “Rise: Energy & Sleep Tracker” by Rise Science Inc.
  • “Resident Evil Village” by CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
  • “stitch.” by Lykke Studios
  • “MARVEL SNAP” by Second Dinner

The Apple Design Awards will be presented on June 5 at 6:30pm PT, at Apple Park. The main keynote takes place on June 5 at 10am PDT/1pm EDT. We’ll have all the news for you as always, so stay tuned (what’s the mixed-reality headset going to cost!?).