Fast Company’s sixth annual Innovation By Design Awards drew more than 2,500 submissions. The 299 honorees, chosen by expert judges in 13 categories, represent the best products, services, interfaces, and ideas of 2017. Read on and get inspired.
Visual design that serves a function, from typography to branding to data visualization. Includes both static and interactive design.
Functional branding for the Internet of Things, developed by Wolff Olins for the Zigbee Alliance.
"Border City" Installation
Designed by Pentagram in collaboration with FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, “Border City” is the Mexico installation at the inaugural edition of the London Design Biennale. It proposes a concept for a bi-national city on the Mexico-U.S. border as an alternative to the proposed "Border Wall."
JFK Terminal 4
Base Design's new visual identity for JFK Airport's Terminal 4.
A Google experiment that lets you explore Google Earth satellite imagery through gesture.
Mastercard's new identity rebrand, designed by Pentagram.
Through the Dark
An interactive film designed by R/GA Sydney for Australian hip-hop group Hilltop Hoods as a promotion for Google Play Music in Australia.
Designed by MIT Senseable City Lab, Treepedia is a digital platform that uses Google Street View data to measure, visualize, and compare the green canopy in cities around the world.
A data visualization tool that aims to make dense government data easy to understand, visually digestible, and accessible to everyone.
The redesign of Vice News Tonight and ViceNews.com.
Visa's new digital design system.
A fresh new look for A+E Networks, including A+E, Lifetime, and Biography.
Brian Thompson Financial
Firebelly's visual identity for Brian Thompson Financial, an independent fiduciary advisor that focuses on Generation X and Y LGBTQ households.
A mobile web-app platform that hosts DJ Diplo's "Can't Stop" mix, designed to encourage exercise among millennials and to promote Samsung's "Move" collection of fitness accessories.
Heart & Stroke
Pentagram's identity redesign for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Moving Brands' identity for Magisto, a visual storytelling app that uses AI to analyze, edit, and produce raw photos and videos into professional quality movies.
OP Forest is an online service that helps forest owners in Finland maintain and financially manage their forests.
Tableau Spatial File Connector
Tableau's Spatial File Connector provides anyone with geographical data with easy-to-use mapping and geospatial analysis tools.
Wolff Olins's innovative design for Telia Company's code of conduct and ethical business practice guidelines, conveyed through a series of animated stories.
The ELIA Tactile Alphabet
Designed by ELIA Life Technology, a tactile reading system based on the Roman alphabet.
Pentagram's identity design for The Wing, a women's social club in New York.
Watson Art Installation
A real-time data art installation built from IBM Watson's computational analysis of pop music, social media, and news media.
A dynamic new logo for the virtual reality company Within.