In a sea of brilliant minds converging to share ideas and sizzle in the Texas heat, Neo-Pangea’s Breakthrough online experience won the “Responsive Design” award in the international 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards.
Awarded for excellent digital design and creating the best-integrated interaction in terms of content, aesthetics, and functionality, Neo-Pangea’s project for National Geographic Channel faced stiff competition from four other finalists. Among other projects also vying for the award was a dress that alters itself based on a viewer’s gaze and a charismatic droid from a little movie you may have heard about, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The day before the awards ceremony, our enthusiastic team of sartorially resplendent Neo-Pangea Ambassadors introduced the project to the throngs of curious attendees at the inaugural SXSW Finalist Showcase. Even among 64 other top-quality finalist projects from all over the world, Breakthrough and Neo-Pangea proved to be irresistible to thousands of attendees who explored the showcase floor. The star of the booth was the buttery-smooth Breakthrough experience, but fresh gonfalons, straw hats, and swanky sashes never hurt when one is trying to make an impression.
During the unrestrained revelry that followed our momentous victory, we met and made merry with all sorts of interesting people throughout Austin (some of whom brought their own security details) until the wee hours of the morning. Our entire team is ecstatic and humbled by this honor, and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!