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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

Students

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Work created while attending either an undergraduate or graduate program, or within a year of graduation.
Judges: Emily Oberman, Mauro Martino

Winners

EM-Sense

EM-Sense

Finalists

3D Printed Gaze Actuated Wearable

3D Printed Gaze Actuated Wearable

Clothing morphs when others look

Bots - Collaborative AI for the Smart Home

Bots - Collaborative AI for the Smart Home

Robots for the elderly

Delft Hyperloop

Delft Hyperloop

High-speed transit as luxury experience

Drawit

Drawit

Sketching app that links to IoT devices

Drill Sergeant

Drill Sergeant

AR drill that projects how-to guides

Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe

125,000 Star Wars events, visualized

Histography

Histography

Interactive timeline covering 14 billion years

Memodo

Memodo

Tactile objects for controlling a smart home

Momentum and Purificatum

Momentum and Purificatum

Gadgets for tracking indoor air quality

PsychicVR

PsychicVR

Enabling psychic powers in VR using brain sensors

Readi

Readi

Gear that becomes emergency tools

The Digital Hand

The Digital Hand

Using a Kinect to design housewares

The Social Shot

The Social Shot

Robot mines Facebook profiles to mix personalized drinks

The World Community Grid: Discover Experience

The World Community Grid: Discover Experience

Using spare computing power for scientific research

Unbuilt

Unbuilt

Ghostly archive of unrealized architecture

Wunderfood

Wunderfood

Online trading for local farmers

Honorable Mentions

Abstract_

Abstract_

Echo Auditory Wayfinding Training Kit

Echo Auditory Wayfinding Training Kit

HydroLily

HydroLily

Kiwi

Kiwi

LineFORM

LineFORM

Me, Myself, and You

Me, Myself, and You

OpenSurgery

OpenSurgery

Pieces

Pieces

Refugee Wearable Shelter

Refugee Wearable Shelter

VIWO: Project by Tessa

VIWO: Project by Tessa

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