Google Maps Explore

2014 · Local search design

In 2014, I returned to Google as a consultant to design a concierge experience for finding great local restaurants and other venues. I worked on the overall concept and initial designs and ushered the project into the Material Design era. The project launched in 2015 as an overhaul of the Explore feature of Google Maps for Android.

Activity page
Find places for a particular situation and mood
Relax location
A nudge to widen the search area for more suitable places
Place page
Assess places by meaningful characteristics and accolades
Early activity picker concept
Category picker concept
Early context picker concept
Location, time, and party size picker concept
Early ahoy concept
Category picker concept