The Finalists Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards: Experimental

A healthier, brighter, more efficient world doesn’t just happen—it happens by design.

The Finalists Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards: Experimental
[Photo: Emiliano Granado]

That’s proven by the finalists from our 2014 Innovation by Design competition, chosen from 1,587 boundary-pushing entries. All are listed here, and category winners will be announced at our conference in New York on October 15. Learn more at fastcodesign.com/ibd.

WINNER inForm

By Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii, Daniel Leithinger (MIT Tangible Media Group)
One day, you could high-five your kid from across the globe, using MIT’s shapeshifting display, which makes digital information tangible.

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KissCam

By taliaYstudio
It’s a physical version of the hearts and likes of our social media lives: a camera you activate by kissing it.

The Machine to Be Another

By BeAnotherLab
Two people connected by Oculus Rift feel as if they’ve switched bodies.

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Morph

By Seymourpowell
This conceptual airplane seat replaces foam padding with tensile fabric, and can adapt to a passenger’s size, allowing for flexible ticket pricing and cutting plane weight for more fuel efficiency.

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Project Loon

By Google X
Balloons that float for 75 days bathe the earth below in Wi-Fi.

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