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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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Taco Innovator Roy Choi Explores A Culinary Mashup With Google Glass

Last summer, the team at Google Glass began distributing the new technology to so-called Explorers for the If I Had Glass campaign. Among the many potential uses for Glass that this measure generated—helping amateur cooks make complicated meals without even having to have a laptop open to foodnetwork.com in the kitchen. Apps like All The Cooks, for instance, will help deliver users voice-activated recipes. In a new video, Korean taco pioneer and creator of the Kogi Korean BBQ truck empire, chef Roy Choi, helped show off exactly how this feature might work.

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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.

image

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!

Hue, a wireless lighting system, allows you to “tune” your lights to up to 16 million different colors. 
You can control them remotely so that you don’t walk into a dark house. You can adjust the color or intensity to increase concentration or relaxation, based on years of studies on the effect of light on human behavior. Hue can even produce gentle reminders, so that your hallway lights automatically turn blue on a rainy morning (Bring your umbrella today) or so your house lights dim steadily beginning at 8 a.m. (Time to catch the train). Thanks to LEDs’ ability to accept digital signals, in other words, home illumination isn’t only about seeing or feeling better. It is an atmospheric conveyor of information, too.
"We’ve been making lighting products for 120 years, and until last year, for the home, all they did was turn on and off. We thought: Why not do more with it than just turn it on or off?" 
How Philips altered the future of light

Hue, a wireless lighting system, allows you to “tune” your lights to up to 16 million different colors. 

You can control them remotely so that you don’t walk into a dark house. You can adjust the color or intensity to increase concentration or relaxation, based on years of studies on the effect of light on human behavior. Hue can even produce gentle reminders, so that your hallway lights automatically turn blue on a rainy morning (Bring your umbrella today) or so your house lights dim steadily beginning at 8 a.m. (Time to catch the train). Thanks to LEDs’ ability to accept digital signals, in other words, home illumination isn’t only about seeing or feeling better. It is an atmospheric conveyor of information, too.

"We’ve been making lighting products for 120 years, and until last year, for the home, all they did was turn on and off. We thought: Why not do more with it than just turn it on or off?" 

How Philips altered the future of light

The top 10 Most Innovative Companies in style:
Council of Fashion Designers of America—For giving the fashion industry a conscience.
Refinery29—For publishing fashion coverage that everyone wants to read. 
Editd—For using big data to analyze the whims of fashion trends. 
Farfetch—For creating a one-stop shop for browsing high-end boutiques around the globe. 
H&M—For branching out of the crowded chic-for-cheap space.
Read the full list

The top 10 Most Innovative Companies in style:

  1. Council of Fashion Designers of America—For giving the fashion industry a conscience.
  2. Refinery29—For publishing fashion coverage that everyone wants to read. 
  3. Editd—For using big data to analyze the whims of fashion trends. 
  4. Farfetch—For creating a one-stop shop for browsing high-end boutiques around the globe. 
  5. H&M—For branching out of the crowded chic-for-cheap space.

Read the full list

We’re thrilled to introduce the 1000 Most Creative People In Business, including Diane von Furstenberg, Dennis Crowley, Elon Musk, and more. 

The Most Creative People in Business 1000, a new resource that defines an influential, diverse group of modern Renaissance men and women across the economy and around the globe. This is more than just a list: It is a rising community, an explosion of creative inspiration, the spur for so much breaking news across the quickly changing industries that Fast Company covers.