Multidisciplinary Design News
Bennie F. Johnson Takes the Helm of AIGA as Executive Director
AIGA has announced Bennie F. Johnson as Executive Director of the organization, effective immediately. A proven executive leader in nonprofits with chapter-based organizational experience, Johnson joins AIGA from the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB), where he led strategy and marketing for the organization as Chief Strategy Officer.
CRA Designs Reconfigurable Waterfront and Floating Garden for Lugano
Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), in partnership with Mobility in Chain (MIC), has unveiled its new vision for the waterfront of Lugano, Switzerland.
Adobe Opens Applications for Design Circle Scholarship
Adobe recently launched Design Circle, a group of senior design leaders collaborating to create positive change. Today, Adobe announced the opening of applications for the Design Circle Scholarship which supports undergraduate students from all backgrounds to pursue a career in design and cultivate their interest in UX/design.
Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Design Concept is now open for submissions. Designers, design teams, companies, design studios and universities from all over the world are invited to submit prototypes, marketable products, new ideas and design concepts for evaluation and to put their designs to the test.
Designing for People as Part of an Ecosystem at Fjord: Q&A with Olof Schybergson
Once, for the design world, it was mostly about star designers; then came the design studios. As we enter 2020, we can say that it has been the era for design and innovation consultancies.
International Design Excellence Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 40th edition of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the longest-running and most prestigious design awards programs in existence.
Melbourne Design Week 2020
The 2020 Melbourne Design Week, Australia's leading annual international design event, will be held March 12-22. Programmed around the theme 'How Can Design Shape Life?' the festival comprises 85 exhibitions, 94 talks, 15 films, 22 tours and 16 workshops celebrating the best of local, national and international design.
frog design Releases 2020 Trends Guide
frog design has released its 2020 trends guide. The guide outlines frog staffers' futuristic predictions on what the next year (and this time, decade) looks like for humans and technology.
Good Design Awards 2020
Good Design Australia is calling for Australian and international entries to the 2020 Good Design Awards. The annual Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.
Experience Design 2020
The 2020 Experience Design will be held February 24-26 in Denver, CO. This year's event will no longer focus solely on UX design, but also push to explore the boundaries of what experience really means and how to use design to impact the end result. This includes the intersection of physical and digital, employee engagement, brand as an ecosystem, sensory and emotional experiences.
Clariant ColorWorks Releases ColorForward 2021 Color Forecasting Guide
Clariant ColorWorks has released the 'ColorForward 2021,' the 15th edition of the annual Clariant color forecasting guide for the plastics industry.
iF Design Talent Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the first phase of 2020 iF Design Talent Award. Design students from around the world are invited to submit ideas and concepts that address the most pressing challenges facing our society.
Fjord Launches 2020 Trends Report
Fjord has released its 2020 Trends Report, highlighting seven emerging trends expected to shape the business of experience.
GRAY Announces Winners of 2019 GRAY Awards
GRAY has announced the winners of the 2019 GRAY Awards, a cross-disciplinary design awards program focused on the Pacific Northwest.
New Old: Designing for our Future Selves
'New Old: Designing for our Future Selves' exhibition will be on view at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery from February 7 through May 23, exploring cutting-edge design solutions for our rapidly aging society. The design concepts are centered around six themes: Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working, and Mobility.
DesignTO Festival 2020
Entering its 10th year, DesignTO is Canada's largest annual celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto's design week, January 17-26, 2020. DesignTO brings to Toronto immersive installations, fantastic exhibitions, and engaging talks, taking art and design out of the studio and into the city.
Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue
Pantone has announced Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year. PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a timeless and enduring blue hue, instills calm, confidence, and connection.
2020 Ray of Hope Prize
The Biomimicry Institute is looking for startups that have created products, services or technologies to be considered for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize, a $100,000 prize competition that provides participants funding and tools to accelerate their path to commercial success.
Shutterstock Reveals Fastest Growing Colors for 2020
Shutterstock has released its 2020 Color Trends report. By analyzing pixel data together with image download data, the report highlights the top three colors that customers are downloading most worldwide as well as local favorites in 24 countries around the world.
Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) 2020
Launched in partnership with the Japan Good Design Award (G Mark), Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) was established to set the benchmark for exceptional design quality that impacts businesses and communities in Singapore and beyond.
AIGA Releases New Issue of Eye on Design Magazine
AIGA has released the sixth issue of its Eye on Design Magazine, which explores the elusive concept of idealism in its many forms.
Boston Design Week 2020
The 2020 Boston Design Week will take place all across Greater Boston from March 25th to April 5th. The 7th edition of the 12-day citywide festival aims to draw more attention to the importance of Boston as a hub for design innovation, showcasing the prevalence of design in our day-to-day lives and to expand the design community, ultimately making information more accessible.
Dribbble Releases Results of 2019 Global Survey
Dribbble has released the results of its 2019 Global Survey. The survey offers insights into how and where designers are working, their salaries and education levels, areas for professional growth, hiring opportunities, and more.
EDIT Napoli 2020
The second EDIT Napoli will take place June 5-7 at the Complesso di San Domenico Maggiore in the historical city center of Naples. The event aims to promote designs that value quality over quantity, paying great attention to exploring the creative process and the use of materials in the search for a sophisticated expressiveness.
The One Club Announces ADC Freelancer of the Year Award
The One Club, in partnership with Working Not Working, has announced the ADC Freelancer of the Year Award, as selected from all of this year's freelance ADC Gold Cube winners by a separate jury that includes the WNW community.
2019 Next Creative Leaders Winners Announced
The One Club and The 3% Movement have announced the winners of the 2019 Next Creative Leaders. The Award identifies and celebrates talented creative women who are making their mark with both great work and a workplace perspective on diversity that helps change the industry for the better.
Selected Bilbao 2019
SELECTED is a two-day event that brings together artists, creatives and designers from the creative industries.
Adobe Releases Study That Reveals Creative Skills Gap in Workforce
Many independent studies have shown that of the skills most needed for success in tomorrow's workforce, creativity and other 'soft' skills like communication and collaboration are at the top of the list. Today, Adobe has released the results of a new study that quantifies just how in demand these skills are for today's - and tomorrow's - job seekers and employers, across a variety of industries.
WGSN Reveals Future Trends for Design & Creativity at 2019 Next Design Perspectives Conference
WGSN has revealed six key trends that will have an impact on both people's lifestyles and businesses at the second edition of NEXT Design Perspectives.
Simplicity as a Design Principle Exhibition at Red Dot Design Museum
'Simplicity as a design principle,' a new exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, will use historical as well as present-day design objects to highlight the fact that there are many facets to simplicity, with economic, functional and emotional components running alongside aesthetics. This is because simplicity in design means not only a minimalist appearance, but in many cases also a de facto simplification of the products that reduce their complexity and improves the user experience as a result. In this way, the exhibition demonstrates what Leonardo da Vinci meant when he said: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."