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Innovation By Design Awards 2016

Innovation By Design Awards 2016

Year by year, the IBD Awards have grown. This year’s entries represented an astonishingly strong survey of innovation around the globe—over 1,700 designs. In the eyes of our esteemed judges, the projects you'll find below were the best of the best. There were only 15 winners anointed in the entire competition; we also crowned about 231 finalists. Each of those projects 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. We hope that you’ll dig in and be inspired.

See past winners: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Innovation By Design 2016 Categories

Products

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Items geared toward mass consumers and niche markets.
Judges: Caroline Baumann, D'Wayne Edwards, Alice Rawsthorn

Winners

GO Wheelchair

GO Wheelchair

Hubb Lifetime Oil Filter

Hubb Lifetime Oil Filter

The Mover Kit

The Mover Kit

Finalists

Adidas Futurecraft 3D

Adidas Futurecraft 3D

3-D-printed shoes

August Doorbell Cam

August Doorbell Cam

Lust-worthy household gadget

Biomega_OKO

Biomega_OKO

Slick electric bike

Boulding Blocks

Boulding Blocks

Part puzzle, part art

BT - Bloque Termodisipador

BT - Bloque Termodisipador

Bricks that circulate cool air

CliniCloud

CliniCloud

Home digital stethoscope and thermometer

Cubetto

Cubetto

Wooden toy that teaches coding

Cujo

Cujo

Tool that guards against hackers

d.light A1

d.light A1

Tough solar light for people off the grid

DOJO

DOJO

Gatekeeper for your IoT gadgets

Dyson Supersonic

Dyson Supersonic

Highly engineered blow-dryer

Google OnHub

Google OnHub

Super Wi-Fi hub

Graava Camera And UI

Graava Camera And UI

Action camera with AI photo editing

Here Active Listening

Here Active Listening

Augmented reality for your ears

HTC Vive

HTC Vive

Pioneer in VR tech

ICON A5

ICON A5

Tiny personal airplace

IsoCore Striking Tools

IsoCore Striking Tools

Shock-absorbing sledgehammer

June Intelligent Oven

June Intelligent Oven

Senses and times your cooking

Kano Screen Kit

Kano Screen Kit

Part of Kano Complete

Le Cube S

Le Cube S

Canal+ set-top box

Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens

AR headset

Muji Hut

Muji Hut

Tiny cabins

Nascent Objects

Nascent Objects

Kit for inventing home electronics

Nest Collection

Nest Collection

Gorgeous room-dividing system

Nextbit Robin

Nextbit Robin

Smartphone with easy cloud storage

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

Self-lacing shoe inspired by Marty McFly

Numbers

Numbers

Toys and app for learning math

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift

Breakthrough VR technology

Polaroid Snap

Polaroid Snap

Digital camera with built-in printer

PowerLight Mini

PowerLight Mini

Tiny, potent, portable illumination

Reform Kitchen Designs

Reform Kitchen Designs

Add-ons transform Ikea into bespoke design

SLADDA

SLADDA

Ikea's first bike

Solo

Solo

Easy-to-use but powerful consumer drone

Starry Station

Starry Station

User-friendly Wi-Fi

The Kano Complete

The Kano Complete

Open-source, DIY computer

The M+D Crutch

The M+D Crutch

The Sensel Morph

The Sensel Morph

Touch pad with dozens of new uses

Tritensil

Tritensil

Redesigning the spork

Vivi

Vivi

AR headset for doctors

VOYO

VOYO

Plug-in budget makes cars run cleaner

X Swimwear

X Swimwear

Bathing suits for every taste and body type

Honorable Mentions

Absolut HangSmart

Absolut HangSmart

Arckit

Arckit

BB-8 by Sphero

BB-8 by Sphero

COBI

COBI

Dot Robot

Dot Robot

Eatwell Assistive Tableware Set

Eatwell Assistive Tableware Set

EO1 by Electric Objects

EO1 by Electric Objects

FORMcard

FORMcard

Hammerhead One

Hammerhead One

Hive Active Heating Thermostat 2

Hive Active Heating Thermostat 2

Meta 2 Development Kit

Meta 2 Development Kit

Origin 3D-printed authenticity tags

Origin 3D-printed authenticity tags

Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan

Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan

Seaboard RISE 49

Seaboard RISE 49

SHHHOWERCAP

SHHHOWERCAP

Sonos PLAY:5

Sonos PLAY:5

The 300+ use reusable mailer bag

The 300+ use reusable mailer bag

The Arrivals x Snarkitecture Element Poncho

The Arrivals x Snarkitecture Element Poncho

The Casper Pillow

The Casper Pillow

Voxel8 Developer's Kit

Voxel8 Developer's Kit

WildCard

WildCard

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