The end's not near, it's here.Well, very nearly, at least. When the clock strikes 9PM Eastern, today, April 6th, the 2016 Core77 Design Awards season comes to a close as the Final Deadline officially passes. That leaves but few precious hours to put the finishing touches on your entry, and
The window is closing, but it's not over yet. Enter your work by 9PM Eastern time, tomorrow, April 6th, to participate in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. Waiting until the last minute is a risky strategy for a number of reasons, but that doesn't mean it won't work...
The trophy. The global recognition. The bragging rights. It could all be yours but only if you catch the final deadline, this Wednesday at 9pm Eastern. Enter today!
These last nine weeks have been fun, but all good things must end. One week from today, on April 6th, the 2016 Core77 Design Awards will come to a close at 9PM Eastern time. A week offers plenty of time to get your entry in though, so don't delay!
The people have spoken. And we're listening. Due to the popularity of our first 2016 Core77 Design Awards Poster giveaway on March 18th, we're launching another giveaway event this coming Friday, April 1st. We believe in second chances, so if you're bummed you missed out on snagging one of these
Here we are, closing in on the end of the Call for Entries for the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. Seems like only yesterday we were introducing you to the first four of our Jury Captains in Part 1 of this interview series. Now we're down to introducing the leaders of
If you're bummed about missing the Regular Deadline for the 2016 Core77 Design Awards, we're sorry. Sometimes things happen, or maybe you just fell victim to good ol' fashioned procrastination. Either way, you still have plenty of time enter your most impressive designs. The Final Deadline isn't until April 6th,
With just under a month left before the Final Deadline of the 2016 Core77 Design Awards hits, it's time to consider the greater value of participating in this annual celebration of design excellence. Your work has the potential to influence and inspire others on a much larger scale and contribute
Remember what we said about time moving faster than you'd think? Well, believe it or not, the end of Regular pricing for the 2016 Core77 Design Awards is nearly upon us. At 9pm Eastern tomorrow, March 8th, we officially move into our third pricing period. Save yourself the agony of
You've taken your time polishing and preening your 2016 Core77 Design Awards entry, perfecting the language and sharpening the images, and your preparations are about to pay off. The home stretch for the Regular pricing period is officially here! In 7 days, that's March 8th, the entry price will increase
Where does the time go? Just last week we introduced you to the first four Jury Captains for the 2016 Core77 Design Awards so you could get familiar with the design minds that will be reviewing your Packaging, Furniture & Lighting, Open Design and Service Design entries. Now we have
If you haven't submitted your best work from 2015 in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards yet, what are you waiting for? You have until March 8th to submit while the Regular pricing is still in effect, and the absolute final deadline to enter isn't until April 6th, but we all
You've been busy, assuring yourself you have plenty of time, that the end of Early Bird pricing is miles away. Or, maybe you saw the 12 Things to Buy With the Money You'll Save post and thought, "eh, I don't really want any of those awesome things." Either way, the
Early Bird pricing for the 2016 Design Awards ends one week from today. Which means if you fall into the pit of procrastination, you'll miss your chance to pocket the cash you'll save by getting your entry in by February 9th. To provide you with a little extra motivation to
Are you ready? More importantly, is your work ready? The 2016 Core77 Design Awards is officially open for entries so choose your best design projects and enter them today! 2016 marks the 6th year student and professional designers from all over the globe will submit their most inspired,
It's nearly here! On January 19th the ribbon will be cut and the 2016 Core77 Design Awards will be officially open for entries. A celebration of innovative, disruptive, and mindful design across all areas of enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards are an excellent platform for both upcoming and established designers
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,
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