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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Work created while attending either an undergraduate or graduate program, or within a year of graduation.
Winners Tabla A platform for diagnosing pneumonia. Finalists Cilllia
Created by the Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab, Cilllia 3D prints dense hair structures with programmable functions.
From the MIT Media Lab, a social bot that seeks to prevent online harassment, reduce the spread of misinformation, and manage other complex digital interactions.
Concepts for introducing more human nuance to digital messaging, mapping, and more.
A wearable device meant to make it easier to meet new people.
Stash.ai's mobile app organizes your internet bookmarks with machine learning, like an AI librarian.
From the Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University, a system for creating smart, context-aware environments from a single sensor.
Honorable Mentions Data Selfie
A simple tool to find out what Facebook knows about you.
A wearable device that help users regulate their emotions by manipulating how they perceive their breathing.
Nume Personalized Nutrition
A conceptual personal nutrition system, consisting of a wearable device, a mobile app, and a device that 3D-prints daily “nutri-drops.”
Ori - Design for Death
Ori is a device for recording memories in an audio format, designed to strengthen the bond between a person and a loved one who has passed away.
A portable, easy-to-use printer.
A mixed-reality educational experience.
A suite of wearable products that can create personalized microclimates.
Wearable devices that add programmable robotic joints to a human hand.
The Dermal Abyss
Color-changing tattoos that monitor your health.
The Internet Phone
A device that combines the interface of a rotary phone with the most basic functionality of the web.
A sensory VR system that lets you experience what it might feel like to be a tree.
From Stanford's Shape Lab, Wolverine is a lightweight device for grasping objects in VR environments.
An open-source, open-hardware platform for developing tabletop swarm user interfaces, a new type of human-computer interface composed of many autonomous robots.