2016 San Francisco Design Awards + Summit

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design
design champion, best studio, best start-up & best supplier
plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage
growing demand for design

 

Key Dates

25 August - Standard Deadline
15 September - Late Deadline
6 October - Judging & Ratings
12 October - Rating closes
13 October - Winners announced
8 November - Awards Presentation
8 November - DESIGN SUMMIT

Welcome to the 2016 SFO [city] design awards.

We’re in exciting times, where tech and innovation are creating an infinite realm of possibilities. The key to making those possibilities reality is great design.  The [city] design awards program provides marketplace recognition across an extensive range of categories and celebrates the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. 

[get involved] join a community DRIVENxDESIGN and nominate your project today.

Key Dates

25 August - Standard Deadline
15 September - Late Deadline
6 October - Judging & Ratings
12 October - Rating closes
13 October - Winners announced
8 November - Awards Presentation
8 November - DESIGN SUMMIT


Garmin releases its first luxury smartwatch, the Fenix Chronos

🕒 25/08/2016

Garmin has just announced the Fenix Chronos, an amazingly elegant smartwatch with all the features of their standard GPS exercise watches – the Vivoactve, for example – with a case and aesthetic that would be at home in a fine watch shop. That’s right: this is the first fancy smartwatch that you could wear in the boardroom, bedroom, and gym.

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The Next Billion Dollars: Considering the Value of Design

🕒 22/08/2016

Classically design has been valued in terms of resource costs. This might make sense at a project level, it is less relevant in enterprise wide design. The transformation of design from the design department to the boardroom means different thinking, different concepts and different measures of value.

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Enterprise Wide Design: A Cultural Shift DRIVENxDESIGN

🕒 22/08/2016

A cultural shift is occurring around design. In leading organisations design has moved out of the department and into the boardroom and is driving strategy at the very top of the level of the organisation. This transformation is Enterprise Wide Design.

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Logitech’s Pop is the Solution for Smart Home Chaos

🕒 17/08/2016

Smart home technology offers a lot of potential to make things generally easier, but in practice, it can add a lot of complexity and confusion to a person’s life. Logitech’s new Pop Home Switch tries to reverse the trend, delivery light-switch level simplicity for even the most sophisticated smart home setup.

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Frog Designs A Life-Saving MRI Machine For Newborns

🕒 17/08/2016

Aspect Imaging, in partnership with the design consultancy Frog, has created a new MRI machine designed with newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of hospitals in mind. Because the system can safely be placed inside the NICU, the new machine dramatically decreases the time and preparation involved in a typical MRI.

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