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A healthier, brighter, more efficient world doesn’t just happen—it happens by design.
That’s proven by the finalists from our 2014 Innovation by Design competition, chosen from 1,587 boundary-pushing entries. All are listed here, and category winners will be announced at our conference in New York on October 15. 
Learn more at fastcodesign.com/ibd.

A healthier, brighter, more efficient world doesn’t just happen—it happens by design.

That’s proven by the finalists from our 2014 Innovation by Design competition, chosen from 1,587 boundary-pushing entries. All are listed here, and category winners will be announced at our conference in New York on October 15.

Learn more at fastcodesign.com/ibd.

Meetings want to suck. Wrest control of them with this seven-step strategy.
You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck.
Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite suckiness tactics are group brainstorming and group negotiation. Give them half a chance, and they’ll waste your time, sap your energy, and leave you with poor ideas and a watered-down decision. But meetings don’t have to be that way.
On the Google Ventures design team, we dislike sucky meetings as much as anyone. We use a process hack that short-circuits the worst parts of groupthink while getting the most out of different perspectives. For lack of a better name, we call it the “note-and-vote.”
The next time you need to make a decision or come up with a new idea in a group, call timeout and give the note-and-vote a try.
How It Works>

Meetings want to suck. Wrest control of them with this seven-step strategy.

You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck.

Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite suckiness tactics are group brainstorming and group negotiation. Give them half a chance, and they’ll waste your time, sap your energy, and leave you with poor ideas and a watered-down decision. But meetings don’t have to be that way.

On the Google Ventures design team, we dislike sucky meetings as much as anyone. We use a process hack that short-circuits the worst parts of groupthink while getting the most out of different perspectives. For lack of a better name, we call it the “note-and-vote.”

The next time you need to make a decision or come up with a new idea in a group, call timeout and give the note-and-vote a try.

How It Works>

Now accepting submissions. Finalists get featured in the October issue of Fast Company magazine.

We’re delighted to announce the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards! The awards celebrate the smartest, most ambitious, most inventive design that marries good business and cultural impact. We’re accepting entries until May 5.

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Finalists are featured on Co.Design as well as in a special issue of Fast Company magazine, and the winners are announced at an awards ceremony in October, following a day-long conference on the newest thinking in the field of design. See all of last year’s winners in our slideshow here.

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This year we have 10 categories: Apps, Data Visualization, Experimental, Graphic, Products, Social Good, Spaces, Health, Experience, and Students. Go here for full competition details and to check out our growing roster of all-star judges.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Happy entering!

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We’re delighted to announce the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards! The awards celebrate the smartest, most ambitious, most inventive design that marries good business and cultural impact. We’re accepting entries until May 5.

image

Finalists are featured on Co.Design as well as in a special issue of Fast Company magazine, and the winners are announced at an awards ceremony in October, following a day-long conference on the newest thinking in the field of design. See all of last year’s winners in our slideshow here.

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This year we have 10 categories: Apps, Data Visualization, Experimental, Graphic, Products, Social Good, Spaces, Health, Experience, and Students. Go here for full competition details and to check out our growing roster of all-star judges.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Happy entering!

This year, ourInnovation By Design Conference will bring the world’s best designers and design-minded business leaders together to practically consider The Business Impact of Good Design.
Expect highly visual presentations, smart dialogue, and an engaging setting — all intended to elevate and amplify your creative vision.
At the end of the day, celebrate the finalists and winners of the 2013 Innovation By Design Awards, Fast Company’s annual recognition of designers who have made groundbreaking contributions in the past year.
Are you coming?

This year, ourInnovation By Design Conference will bring the world’s best designers and design-minded business leaders together to practically consider The Business Impact of Good Design.

Expect highly visual presentations, smart dialogue, and an engaging setting — all intended to elevate and amplify your creative vision.

At the end of the day, celebrate the finalists and winners of the 2013 Innovation By Design AwardsFast Company’s annual recognition of designers who have made groundbreaking contributions in the past year.

Are you coming?

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THE 2013 INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARDS AND CONFERENCE




Fast Company’s 2013 Innovation By Design Awards will celebrate the brilliant, inspiring ways the designers are solving the problems of today and tomorrow. Finalists will be featured in the October 2013 issue of Fast Company. The competition will span virtually every design discipline, and we’ll begin accepting entries in March. Check back soon or sign up for updates below!




In October 2013, the awards ceremony will be occur alongside a full-day design conference, which will feature talks by some of the world’s best designers, entrepreneurs, and design thinkers.



Interested? Click here for more info.

fastcompany:

 

THE 2013 INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARDS AND CONFERENCE

Fast Company’s 2013 Innovation By Design Awards will celebrate the brilliant, inspiring ways the designers are solving the problems of today and tomorrow. Finalists will be featured in the October 2013 issue of Fast Company. The competition will span virtually every design discipline, and we’ll begin accepting entries in March. Check back soon or sign up for updates below!

In October 2013, the awards ceremony will be occur alongside a full-day design conference, which will feature talks by some of the world’s best designers, entrepreneurs, and design thinkers.

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fastcodesign:

We had an amazing time at last night’s Innovation By Design Awards event! Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us. Here’s the list of winners.

Above: Continuum Innovation CEO Harry West (Continuum won the Concepts award for the Leveraged Freedom Chair),  Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon and Fast Company Senior Writer Ellen McGirt, Creative Director at Billionaire Boys Club & Ice Cream LLC Christopher Bevans, Fast Company CTO Matt Mankins and Fast Company Designer Claire Eckstrom, Cooper-Hewitt Curatorial Director Cara McCarty and  Facebook Director of Product Design Margaret Stewart, Moonbot Studios’ Brandon Oldenburg and William Joyce (finalists in the Interactive Design category), Fjord’s Nour Diab Yunes.

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Did you design a brilliant, life-changing device? Did your firm create an inspiring tool for tomorrow? Enter our inaugural Innovation By Design Awards, honoring the year’s best designs. Finalists will be featured in Fast Company’s October 2012 issue.
Innovation By Design Awards: Enter Now

Did you design a brilliant, life-changing device? Did your firm create an inspiring tool for tomorrow? Enter our inaugural Innovation By Design Awards, honoring the year’s best designs. Finalists will be featured in Fast Company’s October 2012 issue.

Innovation By Design Awards: Enter Now