The Best Design Ideas Of 2017 Will Inspire You To Do Better
By Kylie Woon, 13 Sep 2017
Image via Nike
Designers not only bring forth creative ideas and products that are beautiful and fascinating, but also—and more importantly—serve individuals and communities by providing solutions to make life better.
Fast Company recently announced the winners of its annual Innovation by Design awards across 13 categories including ‘Product’, ‘Places’, ‘Environment’, ‘Experimental’, and more.
The winning designs connect the world, make life easier, and look great too. Discover a few wins according to category, and watch Fast Company’s video below to explore all the winning designs.
Apps: ‘Spot On’ by Planned Parenthood and Small Planet
‘Spot On’ is a period tracking app that taps into Planned Parenthood’s 650 health centers to deliver salient health information to women and help keep track of their wellbeing. The app is praised for its UX and data driven design.
Branded environments: WastED London by Blue Hill and Selfridges
WastED London is a environmentally conscious pop-up eatery where waste is given a second chance. Almost everything—from the restaurant’s building materials to the food—is either recycled or deemed ‘waste’, highlighting the amount of perfectly good resources that are being needlessly thrown out.
via @dominiqueansel ・・・ So this is happening this weekend! @ChefDanBarber and @dominiqueansel are bringing you Scotch Egg Roulette, their version of a scotch egg that's covered in a beet sausage and malted millet crust, with fresh grilled baby corn. It's a game of chance - a few of these eggs will have a red yolk inside thanks to the @BlueHillFarm pasture chickens feeding on a diet that includes red pepper. Find a red yolk and we might just have a surprise for you. Available this FRIDAY-SUNDAY here at @DominiqueAnselKitchen in the #WestVillage. #scotcheggroulette #DominiqueAnselKitchen
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Experimental: Transpose by Airbus
This exciting modular plane concept may change the way air travel feels forever. The experimental concept allows different rooms—from lounges to sleeping areas and gyms—to be swapped and customized for a much more enjoyable flight.
Image via Airbus
Websites and web platforms: AutoDraw by Google
For those who feel hopeless at art—Google’s Autodraw tool uses machine learning to analyse your amateur doodles and present you with an improved version of your illustration.
Composite image by DesignTAXI via AutoDraw
Products: Adidas Futurecraft 4D by Adidas and Carbon
The stylish, 3D-printed running shoe is the first of its kind to be available for mass customization, making the shoes a perfect fit for every wearer, whatever their sport.
General excellence: Nike Pro Hijab by Nike
The high performance hijab is specifically designed for female Muslim athletes to keep comfortable and focused on their activities. It sends a strong, optimistic message to Muslim sportswomen and the 800 million female Muslims of the world.
Image via Nike
[via Fast Company, images via various sources]
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