After a flurry of tweets and Facebook posts (plus an untold number of emails/phone calls/favors called in we may never know about) the results of the very first Core77 Design Awards Community Choice are in!
Have you seen all the amazing designs and ideas that were honored in the 2015 Core77 Design Awards yet? If not, take a moment to browse the honorees and appreciate all the thought, innovation and energy that went into each design. After all, the designers behind them are depending on
Many of the projects this year not only allowed for a great user experience, but also promoted an element of social interaction. The added notion of inclusion to the design concept made the scope of those affected by the project considerably broader and offered the user a degree of communal
This year we found a notable balance between hi-fi and lo-fi entries, demonstrating the unique and technologically contrasting ways a design can find success both functionally and aesthetically. The designers approached ideas and solutions typically situated at one end of the spectrum with concepts and adjustments from the opposing side.
Several of the entries this year successfully addressed needs and criteria across multiple categories, and were rewarded with recognition from two or more panels of judges. These are the entries that effectively spanned multiple design concepts and reminded us of the far-reaching impact of thoughtful design practice. ANNA: Breathing
We tip our hats to the designers driven by the belief that altruism hasn't gone out of style! When others go after the shiny, new and stylish, these designers seek positive impact—whether social, cultural or environmental—in addition to strong aesthetic and functional results. Here are some of our most inspiring
While every entry proved their merit in one capacity or another, some honorees distinguished themselves further due to the ineffable 'wow' factor. These were projects that, through cleverness, beautiful design, remarkable functionality or some other exceptional quality, immediately caught the viewer's eye and lingered there. These are a few of
To all the 2015 Core77 Design Award honorees - Congratulations again! You must be beaming with pride knowing that your hard work was recognized by such an esteemed group of experts in your field. Now it's time to drum up as many votes as you can for your honored entry
An element of envisioning the future is inherently part of the design process. This forward-thinking spirit was a component of many of the entries we received this year. Several designers avoided instant gratification and present-focused strategies in their entries, instead shifting their attention to designs that would continue to
This year, we frequently heard juries remark about how impressive the student entries were. Speculative leaps often take place in the protective environment of school studios and this year we certainly noticed a trend for forward-thinking, risk-taking and brave proposals from our student honorees. Some of the work even surpassed
The day you've been waiting for has arrived. Today we announce the honorees of the 2015 Core77 Design Awards! With over 210 total honors bestowed by the dedicated jury teams, the honorees hail from nearly every continent and represent the most innovative and inspiring student and professional work from
In our world, we are constantly exposed to—if not bombarded by—signs and images that aim to tell us something. Visual Communications is a field of design that aims to give shape and context to the dense landscape of signs and symbols around us. We asked for "visual and graphic
Sometimes learning takes place in a classroom and sometimes it grabs us by surprise in the course of our daily lives. One thing is for sure: education is best when it doesn't stop. It's increasingly important to activate the learning space with educational initiatives that look beyond traditional models. We
Designing for social impact is a systems-based process that involves all aspects of design and life and requires an ability to think strategically about issues of policy and economics among others. This vital field tackles some of the biggest issues of our age: environmental solutions, poverty and disaster relief are
We received many entries in response to our call for "furniture and lighting products or systems for private, public, commercial or industrial use." The jury evaluated each entry by asking a series of key questions: What is the object? How good is it at being that object? Does it further
As the world of consumer products gets increasingly streamlined and optimized, our relationships with our objects are becoming more personal and influential. In this far-ranging category, we sought "final products designed specifically for individual use across a variety of environments and purposes, including but not limited to home, work, leisure,
Service Design structures people, infrastructure and materials related to a service experience in order to better the interactions that take place between provider and consumer. By interpreting needs and behaviors, Service Design formulates innovative approaches that really put people first. We asked for "projects entailing the organization of end-users, communication,
We all engage with transportation systems everyday, whether we do so via our personal bike or experience a daily dose of collective frustration on public transportation. This year we called for any "vehicles, systems or modes of transportation used to get people or objects from one place to another, for
Whether through analytics or immersive ethnographic research, there are many ways designers infuse their work with rigorous research, ultimately leading to proposals that are aligned with their contexts. We asked for, "projects or products that predominantly utilize design research and strategy" and received many entries including brand strategies, child engagement
We live, work and play in built constructs. From more stable environments like our home and office, to temporary spaces like restaurants, hotels and exhibitions, we go from one built environment to the next and are impacted by our surroundings in many ways. For this all-encompassing category we asked for
Open Design takes the cliche phrase, "Sharing is caring," out of the kindergarten classroom and gives it real world application. More than just 3D printers, this segment of design can cover everything from the quirky DIY wearable projects found on Pinterest, to the highly technical and socially impactful design that
At the core of designing Commercial Equipment is work: productivity, efficiency, and performance. Within this field, as we saw from our entrants this year, the scale of solutions can vary from a small hearing aid to a system of crane lifts. We asked for any "equipment and systems designed for
Since the 1980's when the term was first coined, interaction design has become increasingly relevant as a tool for shaping our digital products, systems and services. Seeking to better shape digital environments of multiple scales, it is characterized by imaginative leaps—addressing how things should and could be. This spirit was
Speculative Design is an emerging field that is still testing its boundaries and scope. It doesn't stop at designing beautiful products, but delves into the many dimensions of design and all of its possible implications. It involves a "bending of the way we think about the world and how design
Good packaging design has a wide reach, it essentially becomes the image of a product, defining—and refining—a brand's identity. This year we asked for "all graphic design, branding and structural designs related to the packaging of products," and received a host of entries for products as recognizable as the Big
Remember when we said that the Final Deadline really is the FINAL Deadline for the 2015 Core77 Design Awards? We definitely were NOT kidding about that. The time to enter or finish and submit your entry is NOW. At 9pm EDT tonight, we close the doors to entries and
There is only a little less than a day and a half left to get your submissions in before entries for the 2015 Core77 Design Awards close. If you are putting the finishing touches on your submission, great! But mind the clock. 9pm EDT tomorrow will be here before you
Here we are! Counting down the final four days until the entries close for the 2015 Core77 Design Awards program. If you haven't entered your best work yet, you only have this weekend, Monday and part of Tuesday to do it. We're not kidding. 2013 Transportation Student Notable, "nCycle"
We get it. Things happen. Work piles up. Free time gets stolen by unexpected occasions and visitors. If, for whatever reason, you didn't catch the Regular Deadline for the Core77 Design Awards yesterday, don't worry. You still have time to enter and win! You could be 7 days away from
Did you know that the regular deadline for the 2015 Core77 Design Awards is this Tuesday, at 9pm Eastern? That means you only have this weekend, Monday and part of Tuesday to enter your designs before the prices go up. Time is of the essence, so instead of talking about
Among all the benefits that come with entering the Core77 Design Awards, having your work critiqued by the juries is perhaps the most valuable. These are established experts with extensive experience in your field of design, looking over your plans, ideas and executions. For those who win, the jury comments
Remember when you said to yourself, "Oh, yeah, I want to enter the Core77 Design Awards this year, but I still have plenty of time. I'll get to it." As of tonight, "plenty" will officially turn into seven days until the Regular Deadline hits on Tuesday, March 24th at
Since 2011, the Core77 Design Awards has relied solely on juries of international design experts to bestow the Winner, Runner Up and Notable honors upon the most worthy designs. This year, to celebrate our fifth time running the program and tip our hat to all the people who make the
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