The 2015 Innovation By Design Awards
The 2015 Innovation By Design Awards bestow honors on designers and businesses that have worked together to solve the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its fourth year, includes 14 categories, which are judged by a cross-section of established designers and design-minded executives (scroll down for a complete list). Entries are judged on their functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, depth of user insight, cultural impact, and business impact—the key ingredients for any innovation. Finalists are featured in the pages of the October issue of Fast Company magazine (circulation 725,000) and on Co.Design (4.2 million visits per month). Winners will be celebrated at Fast Company's 20th anniversary celebration in New York this November. See last year’s finalists and winners. For full competition details, see the rules and FAQs. Enter now
Mobile Apps (formerly Apps)
Commercially available interactive worlds explored using phones, tablets, and touch screens. See last year's finalists >>
3-D Printing (NEW)
Groundbreaking designs built using 3-D-printing techniques.
City Solutions (formerly Spaces)
Ideas for improving cities, including urban design, architecture, installations, and digital interfaces. See last year's finalists >>
Visual representations of data and other information. Includes static and interactive design. See last year's finalists >>
3-D communication design that takes into account the various ways users interact with a brand, service, or product. See last year's finalists >>
Noncommercial concepts, prototypes, and other projects. See last year's finalists >>
Breakthrough ideas in fashion, including products and services.
Items geared toward mass consumers and niche markets. See last year's finalists >>
Graphic (formerly 2-D)
2-D communication design such as typography, illustration, and visual identity. See last year's finalists >>
Consumer-facing health and well-being design, including apps, medical devices, fitness trackers, and athletic equipment. See last year's finalists >>
Smart Home (NEW)
Devices and services that allow our homes to respond to and even predict our needs.
Projects designed to positively impact developing countries or underprivileged communities. See last year's finalists >>
Work created anytime during your studies, or within two years of their end. See last year's finalists >>
Web Design (NEW)
Interactive experiences built for the web.