The end goal of any video game might be to make it to the final screen, but for the game Journey, it's also about the time you spend getting there: stunning graphics, innovative cooperative gameplay and a Grammy-nominated score elevate Journey to a new level of player experience. Players take on the persona of a single robed figure, moving through a sandy desert and ruined city on their way to the top of a mountain. Along the way, players encounter mysterious characters—some helpful, and some harmful--and experience temporary collaborations with other people playing the game.
In the end, however, it's up to the robed figure to make it to the top of the mountain alone.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
Also be sure to celebrate National Design Week with design events and activities in your area, October 12–20.