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Innovation By Design Awards 2015

Innovation By Design Awards 2015

This year’s entries were as strong as we’ve ever seen, with over 1,500 projects from across the globe. In the eyes of our esteemed judges, the projects you'll find below were the best of the best. There were only 13 winners anointed in the entire competition. Each of them represent what's best about design today: Big ideas, meticulously thought out details, and a clear viewpoint about how we live now—and how it could be better.

There's more: On top of those 12 honorees, you can find equally inspiring work, in the finalists for each of the 13 categories, which are linked below.

See past winners: 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Innovation By Design 2015 Categories

Experience

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Good design goes beyond the simple act of imbuing a product with visual beauty or perfect functionality. It's also about making someone feel satisfaction, excitement, or comfort while interacting with it. That's where experience design comes in, and this year's finalists and winner exemplify this facet by updating the museum visit for the 21st century, making your flight less miserable, or making it easier to navigate through complicated spaces.
Judges: Mauro Porcini, Kevin Young, Dan Gardner

Winners

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

As part of a three-year-long renovation and redesign spearheaded by Local Projects' Jake Barton, the Smithsonian Design Museum took a step into the future with an array of interactive works meant to entertain, but also educate visitors on the history of design. Armed with a digital pen, each visitor can bookmark favorite pieces for later viewing, and draw any object, such as a vase, to see what others throughout design history share similar proportions.

Finalists

JetBlue Mint

JetBlue Mint

Narita Airport Terminal 3

Narita Airport Terminal 3

National September 11th Memorial & Museum

National September 11th Memorial & Museum

Pullman Biz Playground

Pullman Biz Playground

Starbucks Reserver Roastery and Tasting Room

Starbucks Reserver Roastery and Tasting Room

Zoom City Arena LED Basketball Court

Zoom City Arena LED Basketball Court

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