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Innovation By Design Awards 2017

Innovation By Design Awards 2017

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.

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Innovation By Design 2017 Categories

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Items geared toward mass consumers and niche markets.

Winners

Futurecraft 4D

Futurecraft 4D

Adidas' Futurecraft 4D sneakers feature soles made from a liquid plastic material that can be customized to a runner's needs.

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Finalists

Coding Awbie

Coding Awbie

Osmo's augmented reality learning platform for kids.

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Daydream View

Daydream View

The Daydream View is a headset and controller for experiencing high-quality, immersive virtual reality with mobile phones.

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Dough Universe

Dough Universe

From toy company Technology Will Save Us, Dough Universe teaches kids about technology through electronic play dough.

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Google Home

Google Home

Google's smart speaker and home assistant.

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IKEA Smart Lighting

IKEA Smart Lighting

IKEA's wireless smart lights--including LED bulbs, lighting panels, and doors--are dimmable, switch from cold to warm light, and can be remotely controlled.

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Jamboard

Jamboard

Google's collaborative, digital whiteboard that allows teams to share ideas in real time.

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Kuri

Kuri

A smart home robot, featuring a security camera, a Bluetooth speaker, and a winning personality.

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Levi’s Commuter

Levi’s Commuter

A jacket designed for urban commuting. By connecting with your mobile device through touch, it allows commuters to use mobile phones hands-free.

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LINK AKC

LINK AKC

A smart dog collar.

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Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%

Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%

A high-performance running shoe designed for the needs of world-class marathon runners.

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Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch

A pair of tracked wireless controllers that deliver hand presence—the feeling that your VR hands are actually your own.

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Ori

Ori

A robotic furniture system from Ori and Fuseproject.

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OTHR

OTHR

3D-printed home goods developed by leading designers from around the world.

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Pacific Chair

Pacific Chair

A minimalist office chair from Vitra and British design studio Barber & Osgerby.

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Pro Hijab

Pro Hijab

Nike's breathable, lightweight performance hijab for Muslim women athletes.

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Ripple

Ripple

A wearable device meant to make it easier to meet new people.

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Suzy Snooze

Suzy Snooze

An all-in-one smart nightlight, sleep trainer, and baby monitor, created by BleepBleeps.

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The Nebia Shower System

The Nebia Shower System

A shower system that's designed to save users thousands of gallons of water a year.

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The Roadster

The Roadster

A premium motorcycle design from the brand Vanguard.

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The Willow Pump

The Willow Pump

An all-in-one smart breast pump that works inside a bra, collects milk in an internal bag, and tracks volume through an app, without any dangling cords or bottles.

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Well

Well

Well is a home water conservation system that teaches people how to use their household water more efficiently.

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Woobi Play

Woobi Play

Woobi Play is an anti-pollution mask for children ages 6 and older. It filters at least 95% of dangerous airborne particulate matter. 

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Zones

Zones

A series of office furniture products, including seating, tables, screens, easels, and accessories.

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Honorable Mentions

003

003

A new LED light from Plumen that emits a soft, warm glow.

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Abode DIY Security System

Abode DIY Security System

A simple, affordable home security system, consisting of a hub, a motion-detecting camera, two door and window sensors, a key fob, and a mobile app, all wireless and easy to assemble without tools.

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Amp

Amp

Designed to improve communication between Lyft drivers and riders, Amp is a multifunctional and programmable two-sided LED display that sits on a Lyft driver's dashboard and conveys various messages by changing color.

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Aristotle

Aristotle

A voice-activated smart baby monitor powered by Mattel.

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Buoy

Buoy

A smart home device for managing household water use, from Buoy Labs.

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Caavo

Caavo

Caavo unifies home entertainment by merging pay TV, streaming, and gaming into a single sleek device.

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Casper Dog Mattress

Casper Dog Mattress

A mattress designed with canines’ natural behaviors in mind.

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Core

Core

Norton Core is a secure Wi-Fi router for the connected home.

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Cubetto

Cubetto

An interactive playset that makes the core concepts of coding, like algorithms and debugging, simple and tangible.

Echo Look

Echo Look

Amazon's hands-free camera that functions as an artificially intelligent style assistant, letting you take 360-degree view photos of your daily outfits using voice commands.

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Edge

Edge

Movado’s Edge watch is a contemporary evolution of the Museum Dial watch created for MoMA in 1947.

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ElliQ

ElliQ

An artificially intelligent companion for older adults.

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eSight 3

eSight 3

A wearable device that restores sight to the legally blind and those with low vision.

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First Period Kit

First Period Kit

LOLA's First Period Kit is a keepsake box filled with menstruation products and an e-book, designed to educate prepubescent girls about their bodies.

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Flexible Living

Flexible Living

Bang & Olufsen's Flexible Living is a collection of wireless, portable home audio and entertainment devices.

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Giroptic iO

Giroptic iO

Giroptic iO is a 360-degree camera that lets you shoot immersive 4K still photos and enhanced 2K video, share on social networks, and live-stream.

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GoTenna Mesh

GoTenna Mesh

A device that allows off-grid communication by pairing to your smartphone via Bluetooth and using the goTenna app to communicate with other goTennas up to several miles away.

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Guardian S

Guardian S

A surveillance and inspection robot that can traverse challenging terrain and enable two-way, real-time video, voice, and data communication.

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Here One

Here One

Smart earbuds that augment the sound around you.

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K780

K780

Logitech's wireless keyboard, which allows users to switch between three connected devices.

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Molekule

Molekule

Molekule is an indoor purifier designed to break down and eliminate pollutants at a molecular level.

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NanoGrid

NanoGrid

BioLite's NanoGrid is a line of modular, rechargeable lanterns and string lights for off-grid outdoor lighting.

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PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR

PlayStation's VR gaming platform.

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Plume Wi-Fi Pods

Plume Wi-Fi Pods

Smart, cloud-powered Wi-Fi pods that plug into power outlets and provide connectivity in any room of the home.

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Polarity Collection

Polarity Collection

Magnetic wall accessories for the workplace.

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POP Smart Button

POP Smart Button

Logitech's Pop Smart Button let you execute common smart home commands—like turning on and off lights, locking doors, and playing music—with the press of a single button, eliminating the need for a collection of remotes.

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R16

R16

A light fixture built from its own packaging.

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RaceYa

RaceYa

Customizable, radio-controlled toy race cars that teach kids about science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Runwell Turntable

Runwell Turntable

A turntable designed for the vinyl resurgence.

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Self Journal

Self Journal

The Self Journal is a daily planner and notebook designed to maximize productivity.

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Smart Remote

Smart Remote

A smart remote control that adapts to any device in the home, eliminating the need for multiple remotes.

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Snooz

Snooz

SNOOZ is an Internet of Things-connected white noise machine designed to improve your sleep.

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Surface Dial

Surface Dial

A peripheral tool for the creative process, designed to optimize your digital workflow when using Microsoft Surface.

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Tascent InSight One

Tascent InSight One

An iris and face recognition system that uses biometric technology to verify people's identity at airports, border crossings, and secure facilities.

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The Bigger Carry-On

The Bigger Carry-On

Away's Bigger Carry-On is a spacious suitcase designed to fit in major airlines' overhead compartments.

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The Frame

The Frame

Designed by fuseproject for Samsung, The Frame is a television that turns into a sensor-based digital wall art display when not in use.

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The Rapture VR System

The Rapture VR System

Hardware that runs The VOID, a series of destination VR gaming facilities.

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Wave Work Assist Vehicle

Wave Work Assist Vehicle

From Crown, a work assist vehicle that increases productivity and reduces risks associated with ladder work and other manual labor.

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Waytap

Waytap

Fizzics's Waytap is a personal beer dispenser designed to improve the taste of canned or bottled beer.

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Winston Razor

Winston Razor

An ergonomic men's razor from Harry's.

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