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 - Technology

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

Fairphone - Fairphone

Product Design - Technology

- Winner

Fairphone is a social enterprise that uncovers complex systems to change how things are made. By creating a seriously cool smartphone, we’re opening up the supply chain, influencing industry changes and creating a market for products that put ethical values first. One step at a time, we’re building new relationships between people and their products in the name of a fairer economy. It’s not just a phone, it’s a movement.

Roadie Tuner - Band Industries

Product Design - Technology

Roadie Tuner is the ultimate guitarist's tool — an automated robotic guitar tuner that is both quick and easy to use, and three times more accurate than the human ear. Complemented by a mobile app, this hand-held tuner adds new dimensions to music-making by allowing musicians to freely experiment and save alternate, custom tunings. Roadie is also the first device capable of tracking the quality of an instrument's strings, notifying musicians when strings are about to snap and need replacing. Our Kickstarter campaign tripled its funding goal last year, raising approximately $180,000. Roadie Tuner was named Audience Choice winner at this month's TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York.



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