• Innovation By Design Awards/Conference 2014
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    WED, OCT. 15TH, 2014
    METROPOLITAN PAVILION, NYC

    The Awards

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    SEPT. 8TH, 2014

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    What is Innovation by Design?

    The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards and Conference brings together problem solvers from the worlds of business and design to explore the newest ideas in everything from apps to architecture. The conference includes six hours of highly visual sessions, two days of off-site design experiences, and concludes with a cocktail party and awards ceremony recognizing the smartest, most ambitious, most inventive design working in concert with business and culture. The conference and the awards take place on Wednesday, October 15, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, in New York City. The off-site design experiences take place on both that Wednesday and Tuesday, October 14, at various locations throughout the city.

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  • CONFERENCE

    About The Conference

    The conference is a forum for the newest thinking in the field of design. Healthy debates among domain experts are mingled with fresh ideas from the forefront of business and culture, featuring luminaries ranging from iconic CBS/PBS newsman Charlie Rose to Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman. Where is design headed? Scroll down to learn more about our lineup of speakers and the day’s agenda. Later that evening, the winners and finalists of our third annual Innovation By Design Awards will be announced. The awards have become the preeminent honor bestowed on innovative solutions in the world of design and business. Winners and finalists are featured on Co.Design as well as in a special design issue of Fast Company magazine.

    2014 Agenda

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    "24 Hours of Disruptive Design" - From self check-in kiosks to keyless mobile access, how the Starwood Hotels experience rises above room service.
    Frits van Paasschen, President and CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

    "Bringing Game of Thrones to Life" - How acclaimed costume designer Michele Clapton creates a world fit for kings, queens, and wildlings.
    Michele Clapton, Costume Designer

    "Disruptive Innovation at Coke and Target" - Top innovators at Coca-Cola and Target in a conversation on how big brands stay nimble.
    David Butler, VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Coca-Cola; Todd Waterbury, Executive Creative Director and SVP of Marketing, Target

    "How Pharrell Williams's 'Happy' Inspired the World" - From 9 rejected songs to thousands of fan-made videos, the story behind the song that sparked a global movement.
    Mimi Valdés, Creative Director/VP, i am OTHER

    "How We'll Use Our Phones in 2020" - Top designers predict the next phase of the world's most transformative device.

    "Making Data Dance" - Data viz phenoms extract two different stories from the same batch of data.
    Giorgia Lupi, Design Director, Accurat; Marc Maleh, Managing Director, R/GA

    "New York vs. Silicon Valley" - KPCB's resident design wizard and New York expat John Maeda on why West Coast design still has a lot to learn.
    John Maeda, Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    "Redesigning the News at CBS" - Legendary newsman Charlie Rose and his CBS This Morning producer on redefining the American morning show.
    Charlie Rose, Cohost, CBS This Morning; Chris Licht, VP, CBS News and Executive Producer of CBS This Morning

    "Should the Design Process Be Automated?" - A debate on the most polarizing question in modern design.
    Karin Fong, President, Wonderland Sound & Vision; Jessica Hische, Designer, Illustrator, and Letterer

    "What Bruce Lee Can Teach You About Design" - How the martial artist's fighting style can help you reach your creative potential.
    D'Wayne Edwards, Founder, Pensole

    Off-site Design Experiences

    Available to paid conference attendees only and subject to host approval.

    An Insider's Tour of the 9/11 Museum (10/14) - Hear from the team behind the interactive technology at the newly opened 9/11 Museum in Lower Manhattan—then experience it yourself in a tour of the acclaimed space.
    Hosted by Jake Barton, Principal and Founder, Local Projects

    Behind the Scenes at the American Museum of Natural History (10/14) - Visit the museum's newest exhibits as they're constructed and explore new research from the lab's scanning electron microscopes in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.

    Creative Listening at IDEO (10/14) - Get more out of what you hear with a new set of habits developed by global innovation firm IDEO to make your listening more fruitful and engaged — then use them at the IBD conference.
    Hosted by Fred Dust, Partner, Ideo; Ashlea Powell, Location Director, IDEO NY

    Making Magic at Etsy (10/14) - Step inside Etsy's transportative offices in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and tour ground zero for the design-commerce disruption.
    Hosted by Randy Hunt, Creative Director, Etsy

    Why Designers Must Become Founders (10/14) - Interact with designer-founders on the fast track at the brand-new business hatchery experiment from Google, Pratt, Parsons, and Hyper Island.
    Hosted by Vivian Rosenthal, Chief Founder in Residence, 30 Weeks

    A Studio Tour of One Kings Lane (10/15) - Go behind the scenes at the much-loved e-commerce design hub's creative factory and see where a team of stylists, photographers and designers efficiently produce a dizzying number of shoots for their daily flash sales.
    Hosted by Josh Liberson, VP of Creative and Integration, One Kings Lane; Ethan Trask, VP of Creative, One Kings Lane

    A Visit to Samsung's Accelerator (10/15) - Stop in for a tour of the tech giant's stunning incubator for entrepreneurs; stay for the startup advice.
    Hosted by Emily Becher, General Manager, Samsung Accelerator; John Kilpatrick, CEO, Cabin, Samsung Accelerator

    Design the Life You Love (10/15) - Take a crash course in Ayse Birsel's celebrated Deconstruction:Reconstruction method taught at Manhattan's School of Visual Arts.
    Hosted by Ayse Birsel, Cofounder and Creative Director, Birsel + Seck

    Designing Disruption at Fahrenheit 212 (10/15) - Participate in a mock brainstorm at Fahrenheit 212 and learn the innovation team's formula for designing disruption—all while watching them kill off your bad ideas.
    Hosted by Mark Payne, Cofounder, President, and Head of Idea Development, Fahrenheit 212

    Quirky's Invention Revolution (10/15) - Tour the state-of-the-art innovation hot spot behind Quirky's fun smart-home products invented by people like you.
    Hosted by Ben Kaufman, CEO, Quirky

    The Art of Storytelling in a Physical World (10/15) - Explore the current "issue" of Story, the vibrant physical storytelling experience in Chelsea that changes like a gallery, sells things like a store, and operates with the point of view of a magazine.
    Hosted by Rachel Shechtman, Founder, Story

    2014 Speakers

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    Jake Barton

    Local Projects

    Ayse Birsel

    Birsel + Seck

    Jeni Britton Bauer

    Jeni's Splendid

    David Butler

    Coca-Cola

    Michele Clapton

    Costume Designer

    Fred Dust

    IDEO

    D'Wayne Edwards

    Pensole

    Karin Fong

    Wonderland Sound & Vision

    Jessica Hische

    Daily Drop Cap

    Randy Hunt

    Etsy

    Christopher Jaskiewicz

    Gotham Organization

    Ben Kaufman

    Quirky

    Chris Licht

    CBS News

    Giorgia Lupi

    Accurat

    John Maeda

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    Mark Payne

    Fahrenheit 212

    Ashlea Powell

    IDEO

    Charlie Rose

    CBS News/PBS

    Vivian Rosenthal

    30 Weeks

    Rachel Shechtman

    Story

    Adriane Tidona

    Etsy

    Linda Tischler

    Fast Company

    Mimi Valdés

    I am OTHER

    Frits van Paasschen

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts

    Todd Waterbury

    Target

    2013 Highlights

    Nike's Design Imperative

    How constant collaboration between the CEO and design chief propels a $60 billion business.

    Burberry's Culture Of Creativity

    Why design must be more than one-dimensional to fuel growth.

    Mars Vs. Tesla Vs. Uber

    Do new transporation designs have to move, or just move you?

    Redesigning NYC

    The impact of design on the Big Apple.

    Jam With Jawbone

    How to build breakthrough products with surprise and delight.

    Imagination, Storytelling, and The Future

    Helping clients design new products and services.

    Dyson Vs. Leap Motion

    What are the best product designs of 2013?

    Are Engineers From Mars And Designers From Venus?

    The critical, delicate relationship between two camps of creators.

  • AWARDS

    About the awards

    The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards bestow honors on designers and businesses that have worked together to solve the problems of today and tomorrow, achieving outcomes that neither could do alone. The competition, now in its third year, includes 10 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 announced on Monday, September 8, 2014, and will be featured in the pages of the October issue of Fast Company magazine (circulation 725,000) and on Co.Design (averaging 2.5 million unique visitors per month), and winners are announced at an awards ceremony on October 15, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Last year’s winners included Google, Wolff Olins, and TYIN tegnestue Architects. A complete list of 2013's finalists can be seen here and the winners are listed here.

    The entry period for this year's Innovation By Design Awards is now closed.

    2014 Categories

    Apps (formerly Interactive) - Commercially available interactive worlds explored using phones, computers, tablets, and touch screens. See last year's finalists and winners >> | Watch a video of last year's winner >>

    Data Visualization (NEW) - Visual representations of data and other information. Includes static and interactive design.

    Experience (NEW) - 3-D communication design that takes into account the multifaceted ways users interact with a brand, service, or product.

    Experimental (formerly Concepts) - Prototypes and other projects that have not yet been commercialized. See last year's finalists and winners >> | Watch a video of last year's winner >>

    Graphic (formerly 2-D) - 2-D communication design such as typography, illustration, and visual identity. See last year's finalists and winners >> | Watch a video of last year's winner >>

    Health (NEW) - Consumer-facing health and well-being design, including apps, medical devices, fitness trackers, and athletic equipment.

    Products - Consumer-friendly innovations, including gadgets, accessories, furniture, vehicles, and more. See last year's finalists and winners >> | Watch a video of last year's winner >>

    Social Good - Projects designed to positively impact developing countries or underprivileged communities. See last year's finalists and winners >> | Watch a video of last year's winner >>

    Spaces - The built environment, including architecture, interior design, installations, and urban design. See last year's finalists and winners >> | Watch a video of last year's winner >>

    Students - Work created anytime during undergraduate or graduate school, or within two years after. See last year's finalists and winners >> | Watch a video of last year's winner >>

    2014 Judges

    Paola Antonelli

    MoMa

    Gadi Amit

    NewDealDesign

    Rinat Aruh

    Aruliden

    Ayse Birsel

    Birsel + Seck

    Moira Cullen

    Pepsico.

    Fred Dust

    IDEO

    James Dyson

    Dyson

    John Edson

    Lunar

    Nicholas Felton

    Feltron

    Karin Fong

    Wonderland Sound & Vision

    Laura Guido-Clark

    LG-C Design

    Cesar A. Hidalgo

    MIT

    Jessica Hische

    Daily Drop Cap

    Jamer Hunt

    The New School

    David Lauren

    Ralph Lauren

    John Maeda

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    Ethan Marcotte

    Debbie Millman

    Sterling Brands

    Ivan Poupyrev

    Google

    Jeneanne Rae

    Motiv

    Matt Rolandson

    Ammunition

    Tina Roth Eisenberg

    SwissMiss

    Lorna Ross

    Mayo Clinic

    Ravi Sawhney

    RKS Design

    James Sommerville

    Coca Cola

    Dr. Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA

    University of Washington

    Tristan Walker

    Walker & Co.

    Clive Wilkinson

    Clive Wilkinson Architects

    Scott Wilson

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