2014 New York Design Awards - Deadlines

13 May 2014 - Extended Deadline
14 May 2014 - Judging
17 May 2014 - Finalists announced
17 May 2014 - Rating Closes
20 May 2014 - Awards Presentation

Product Design - Personal Use

This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.

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Nominations in Category

Nod - Nod Labs / Whipsaw Inc

Product Design - Personal Use

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Nod is a universal wireless controller for manipulating content on one’s TV, computer, smart phone, or any other device that requires interaction with digital media. Simply wear Nod on your finger like a ring and gesture naturally to operate devices around you. Point, wave and twist your hand in the air to control your TV or computer; glide across Nod’s gestural onscreen keyboard to type; rotate your hand to adjust temperature on your thermostat, and much more. Nod is a radical new type of product that lets us control the technology around us in an easier and more natural way.

KOTUR #getsmartbag - KOTUR

Product Design - Personal Use


#getsmartbag is a multifunctional minaudiere with an external phone case that allows the owner to speak without removing the phone from the bag. This gold plated brass product features a brocade-lined pivot closure compartment to hold necessities, a magnetic hinged panel for easy access to the camera, and an optional hidden cross body drop-in chain. *Patent pending.

Ploom modelTwo Tobacco Vaporizer - Ploom, Inc.

Product Design - Personal Use


Elegant and user-friendly, the Ploom modelTwo system offers consumers an attractive alternative to other tobacco products on the market today. With its technologically advanced approach to tobacco consumption, Ploom, Inc. is pioneering a cultural shift away from the archaic cigarette and the longstanding practice that involves chemicals and additives. With the Ploom modelTwo system, Ploom, Inc. is raising the bar for tobacco products across the industry. Ploom pods come in six flavors, offering consumers a variety of blends. The device heats the pod only to the point of vaporization, providing an optimal flavor experience of each blend without the additives and chemicals inherent in combustible tobacco systems like cigarettes. The result is an improved tobacco experience for consumers like nothing else on the market today.



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