UX Design Awards 2023: MuseScore 4 wins Public Choice Award!

• Sep 6, 2023 - 15:12

We’re delighted to announce that MuseScore 4 has won the Public Choice Award, an outstanding accolade in the UX Design Awards 2023.

The UX Design Awards were established by the IDZ (International Design Centre) Berlin, to celebrate global product design and innovation. In order to be nominated for this year’s award, MuseScore 4 had to undergo a rigorous selection process by an expert jury. This was followed by a public ballot in which over 24,000 votes were cast for the Public Choice Award.

MuseScore 4 came out on top as the public’s favourite in a field that included nominated projects by Samsung, Philips, and HP inc. We are honoured to have received this recognition, especially as it comes from you, the MuseScore community, who voted for us despite stiff competition from products by household names and brands.

The release of MuseScore 4 marked a major user-experience milestone for digital composition software, with huge improvements in score creation, engraving and playback. Highlights include faster navigation systems, customizable interfaces, high-quality Muse Sounds for orchestral playback, plus Leland, a bespoke notation font. The UX improvements have developed even further in MuseScore 4.1, which includes a groundbreaking Braille view for blind and partially sighted musicians. These features were developed through extensive surveys and interviews with experts across the composition, performance, education, and accessibility sectors.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the valuable assistance that you, our open source community, have given in terms of user support, testing, bug reporting, documentation, translations, and development. And thanks also to all the composers, engravers and musicians who voted for MuseScore 4 in the UX Design Awards. We are truly humbled by the level of support and encouragement you provide!

We hope you share the pride that we feel in receiving this award, which recognises all that we have achieved together so far.

The MuseScore Team

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