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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

Fashion

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This year's Innovation by Design Awards brought with it several new categories, including Fashion. We included it because the industry is more dynamic, and more complicated, than ever before. The finalists and winner below tackle big themes, ranging from how you use big data to make clothes fit better, to how we might live in outer space. (You read that right.)
Judges: Amanda Parkes, Anouk Wipprecht, Marissa Webb

Winners

Wanderers

Wanderers

Most wearables convey a bit of information and not much more. But Neri Oxman, founder of the Mediated Matter research group at MIT, imagines a future where wearables aren't just passive lifestyle devices: They could generate the food, energy, light, and oxygen to keep us alive. In a project dubbed Wanderers, Oxman proposes wearable vessels that have photosynthetic bacteria culturing inside, creating the resources that an interplanetary traveler would need to survive in other climates.

Finalists

Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost

Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost

Dear Kate Nothing Under Yoga Pants

Dear Kate Nothing Under Yoga Pants

MagZip

MagZip

True Spectrum

True Spectrum

Withings Activite

Withings Activite

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