16 Design

Design is everything. Design is how people see a product, what they feel when they use a product. It’s part of why something succeeds and something fails.

—Irina Blok

Irina Blok and the Android Mascot

One of the most recognizable aspects of the Android operating system is the green robot mascot, designed by Irina Blok:


Although this logo has come to represent Android worldwide, it was originally intended just for developers. Irina said, “The objective was to create excitement in the developer community and create something that was very much like a Linux penguin.”

There were not many constraints on the design project. The Android ...

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