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Innovation by Design Awards 2012

Our 2012 Innovation by Design Awards feature the best and brightest in the industry. 1,700 different entities submitted products, ideas, and interfaces that were narrowed to 56 finalists, then an all-star panel of 27 judges chose the winners. Design innovations from bootstrapping student teams and mega corporations were celebrated side by side. It’s a collection of work we’re incredibly proud to highlight. We also announced two Business Impact Awards to commemorate a duo of notable, game-changing accomplishments in those fields: Nike+ Fuelband for Consumer Products and Windows 8 for Interactive Design.
2-D Design
Our judging panel leaned heavily away from traditional branding and 2-D design, and put a focus on disruptive innovations in data visualization.
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Concepts
Ideo imagines a future when bioengineering will be reduced to a household appliance, and Snohetta reimagines Times Square.
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Consumer Products
Many of the finalists suggest entirely new sorts of product ecosystems, such as the BioLite CampStove and the Nike+ Fuelband.
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Industrial Equipment
A tour of some of the hidden design feats that make our economy tick.
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Interactive Design
Some of these are amazingly fun, like the Numberlys by Moonbot Studios. Others, like the Painsquad app, solve pressing problems in ingenious ways.
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Service Design
The finalists range from a clever hack that converts charity into impulse buys to the UPS package-delivery overhaul we’ve always wanted.
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Spaces
The entries here were superb, and included a masterpiece by Steven Holl, in collaboration with Solange Fabião, and a novel data center for Facebook.
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Students
Could we rebrand bugs to make them palatable for Western tastes? And what is the future of the cubicle?
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Transportation
The finalists range from an electric bike by Ideo to the new Ford Fusion.
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES

Past Innovation by Design Awards

Innovation By Design Awards 2012

Our 2012 Innovation by Design Awards feature the best and brightest in the industry. 1,700 different entities submitted products, ideas, and interfaces that were narrowed to 56 finalists, then an all-star panel of 27 judges chose the winners. Design innovations from bootstrapping student teams and mega corporations were celebrated side by side. It’s a collection of work we’re incredibly proud to highlight. We also announced two Business Impact Awards to commemorate a duo of notable, game-changing accomplishments in those fields: <a href="/product/nike-fuelband">Nike+ Fuelband</a> for Consumer Products and <a href="/product/windows-8">Windows 8</a> for Interactive Design.
2-D Design
Our judging panel leaned heavily away from traditional branding and 2-D design, and put a focus on disruptive innovations in data visualization.
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Concepts
Ideo imagines a future when bioengineering will be reduced to a household appliance, and Snohetta reimagines Times Square.
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Consumer Products
Many of the finalists suggest entirely new sorts of product ecosystems, such as the BioLite CampStove and the Nike+ Fuelband.
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Industrial Equipment
A tour of some of the hidden design feats that make our economy tick.
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Interactive Design
Some of these are amazingly fun, like the Numberlys by Moonbot Studios. Others, like the Painsquad app, solve pressing problems in ingenious ways.
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Service Design
The finalists range from a clever hack that converts charity into impulse buys to the UPS package-delivery overhaul we’ve always wanted.
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Spaces
The entries here were superb, and included a masterpiece by Steven Holl, in collaboration with Solange Fabião, and a novel data center for Facebook.
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Students
Could we rebrand bugs to make them palatable for Western tastes? And what is the future of the cubicle?
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES
Transportation
The finalists range from an electric bike by Ideo to the new Ford Fusion.
WINNERS
Honorable Mentions
JUDGES

Past Innovation by Design Awards