Multidisciplinary Design News
Autodesk Issues Call for AU 2020 Proposals
As Autodesk's annual AU conference pivots to a virtual format this year, the company is calling on customers around the world to help it make a digital splash. Autodesk has announced an open call for proposals spanning talks, instructional demos, panels, roundtables, hands-on labs, product briefings and articles.
'Yeah, What Lester Said' Exhibition and Panel on Sustainability in Design
Midtown's Detroit Center for Design + Technology is hosting 'Yeah, What Lester Said,' an online event that delves in-depth to explore the impact of climate change under the lens of architecture and the built environment.
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from June 23 through May 31, 2021, features the 76 winners of the Red Dot Product Design Award.
What's Wrong With Podcast by Eray/Carbajo
What's Wrong With is a panel and podcast series hosted by Eray/Carbajo where the design firm invites progress makers of various fields to diagnose today's real problems and identify collaborative solutions for a sustainably better future.
The Index Project Releases Design Trend Report
The Index Project has released its new Trend Report, featuring over 90 designs compiled into 30 trends describing what's going on in the field of design right now.
SEGD Academic Summit 2020
Each year the Society for Experiential Design (SEGD) holds an academic summit in conjunction with the annual conference. The 2020 Academic Summit will be held online, via Zoom, on the afternoons of June 11 and 12 as a forum for current thinking in design education research, projects, and curriculum innovation.
The Pocket Complete Color Harmony
To be released this October, the pocket-size version of Complete Color Harmony is designed as a guide for anyone interested in the field of color: designers, artists, craftspeople, flower arrangers, event planners, and DIYers.
Icon for Neuchâtel's Central Plaza in Nuevo Polanco: International Call For Artists
MIRA and MASSIVart invite national and international artists to develop a proposal for a permanent public artwork to be located in the public plaza of MIRA's latest real estate development in Mexico City: Neuchâtel's Cuadrante Polanco.
RTF Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020
Rethinking The Future has launched the 2020 Architecture, Construction & Design Awards. The competition invites trendsetters, the pioneers and leaders - firms dealing with the global contemporary challenges head-on - with continuous innovation and excellence, and bring the best of such projects into the light to inspire the next generation.
Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.1
Autodesk has released 3ds Max 2021.1, introducing new texture baking advancements, increased capabilities for physically based rendering (PBR) workflows, and viewport and modeling tool enhancements.
Next Creative Leaders 2020: Now Open to Non-Binary Creatives
The call for entries is now open for the 2020 Next Creative Leaders (NCL), a portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented womxn creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that's changing the industry for the better.
SCI-Arc Making+Meaning 2020
SCI-Arc has announced that its summer program Making+Meaning will be held online this year. Now open to applicants all around the world, students from across the US, Asia, Europe, and beyond will convene to delve deeply into the most cutting-edge techniques and processes advancing design and architecture today.
San Francisco Design Week 2020
The 14th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which attracts annually 60,000 visitors from around the world, is returning this year as the first regional virtual design festival.
D&AD New Blood Digital Festival 2020
D&AD has revealed its plans for the 2020 New Blood Digital Festival, running from July 6-10 in place of its annual Festival at London's Truman Brewery. The digital festival will provide a virtual platform that continues to support and stimulate emerging creative talent during what will be a challenging year for graduates.
Young Guns 18: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for Young Guns 18, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives.
PepsiCo Launches New Design Podcast 'In Your Shoes'
PepsiCo has launched a new, biweekly podcast to explore the transformative power of design: In Your Shoes, hosted by PepsiCo's Chief Design Officer, Mauro Porcini.
RGD Virtual In-House Design Conference 2020
During the week of June 22, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host a virtual conference created specifically for in-house designers.
WIPO Launches PROOF: New Business Service That Provides Evidence of an Intellectual Asset's Existence
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched PROOF, a new online business service that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.
City of Baltimore Launches 'Design for Distancing' Competition
The City of Baltimore is calling for entries for its 'Design for Distancing' competition. How might we reconfigure public space to safely patronize local businesses and our main streets? This is unchartered territory, and the world needs the brightest minds and most innovative ideas.
Adobe 99U Conference 2020 Goes Online
This year, Adobe's annual 99U Conference is moving online, and it's going to be streamed free. The Conference is a call to unpack our creative identities, exploring how to establish our purpose, nurture our talent, and define success on our own terms.
VoloPort Wins Gold in 2020 German Innovation Award
VoloPort, the world's first Vertiport prototype for electrically powered air taxis, has been awarded Gold in the 2020 German Innovation Award.
James Dyson Award 2020
The 2020 James Dyson Award, an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers, is now open for submissions. The competition is open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation.
Space10 Launches Free and Open-Source 'Bee Home' Project
SPACE10 recently collaborated with Bakken & Bæck and Tanita Klein to launch Bee Home, an open invitation for everyone to give bees the space they need.
100 Archive Launches 'Map Irish Design'
100 Archive has launched Map Irish Design, which features 2,300 communication design projects collected since 2010. Funded by the Creative Ireland Programme, Map Irish Design sought to look more closely at these projects and their associated data to build a comprehensive picture of contemporary communications design in Ireland.
Adobe Color Update Adds Tools to Bring Accessibility Directly into Color Creation
In celebration of World Accessibility Day, Adobe has released new updates for Adobe Color to help designers create visually accessible color themes for use in their artwork and designs. Adobe Color is a web app and creative community where you and other artists can create and share color themes and inspiration.
Be Original Americas Launches Inaugural Worldwide Virtual Student Fellowship
Be Original Americas has announced the launch of its first worldwide virtual student fellowship program. This summer, 25+ companies will present through a series of webinars to a global audience of students. The program will offer insights from leading brands, makers, and creators to learn about working in an industry that shapes the way we live, work, and play.
HUSH Launches HUSH+1 Podcast
HUSH has launched HUSH+1, a podcast 'for makers, by makers.' The podcast offers an insider's look, delivering open and honest dialogue between creatives across a variety of industries.
Tomorrow's Human Experience: Experiences That Matter
Next week, Eight Inc. will host a virtual summit titled 'Experiences That Matter' to explore the mindset that is needed now to deliver the customer experiences of the future.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week Kicks Off With 36 Cube Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration
Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on this first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards.
Knoll Design Days 2020: Opportunities for Change
Knoll has announced programming details for its upcoming Knoll Design Days 2020 - Opportunities for Change. For the first time, this year's event will be offered as free virtual programming for industry insiders and design enthusiasts alike from June 9-10, 2020 from noon - 6 PM EST each day.
Goldreed Industrial Design Award 2020
Xiongan Future Industrial Design Institute has announced its inaugural Goldreed Industrial Design Award (GIDA). Drawing from the scientific-technological progress and from the social changes that are currently happening in our society, GIDA aims at using design as a way to suggest new lifestyles, in order to contribute to the balanced development between human and nature.
2020 Indigo Design Award Winners Announced
Indigo has announced the winners of its 3rd Indigo Design Award. Indigo spent the past year scouring the globe for the best in visual design from jaw-dropping illustrations to logos that pop, causes for the greater good, and the hottest in innovative web creation.
German Design Awards 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2021 German Design Awards. Organized by German Design Council, the Awards program honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
FLA Online Innovation Week
Future London Academy (FLA) has announced a 5-day online program specially created for experienced innovation professionals, service designers and business leaders who are constantly looking for new approaches, tools and fresh case studies.
Green Good Design 2020 Winners Announced
The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have announced the winners of the 2020 Green Good Design Awards.
Karim Rashid Wins 2020 American Prize for Design
The Chicago Athenaeum has announced Karim Rashid as this year's Laureate of the prestigious American Prize for Design.
iF Design Award 2020 Winners Announced
iF has announced the winners of its 66th Design Award. The Awards program recognizes top achievements from all relevant design disciplines - from product design, communication, packaging and service design, to architecture and interior design and right on up to professional concept.
The One Club for Creativity Announces Creative Month 2020
The One Club's annual in-person Creative Week in New York has transformed into Creative Month 2020, with more than 60 sessions with creative leaders from around the world streaming free of charge May 4-29.
Adobe Launches $1M Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe has launched the 'Creative Residency Community Fund,' a $1 million fund to support creators from varying fields with $500-$5,000 grants.
Role Models Student Design Competition
Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design has launched a design competition that challenges design students to be role models to the rest of the design world by sharing their innovative approach to healthier design.
NeoCon Announces New Digital Hub: NeoConnect 2020
On June 1, NeoCon will launch NeoConnect 2020 - a series of online resources, programming, and events. For the full month of June, NeoConnect will feature product and company details from NeoCon 2020 tenants and exhibitors as well as a full roster of complimentary NeoCon CEU webinars, online panel discussions and virtual social events.
German Sustainability Award: Design
The German Sustainability Award has launched a new award category for sustainable design. The Award is intended to motivate designers to gear their work even more strongly towards sustainability and to provide top performance with momentum for continued success.
2020 Taipei International Design Award (TIDA)
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2020 is now open for submissions. The ethos of the 13th competition is 'Design for Adaptive City,' as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of 'Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.'
Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition
Dezeen and Samsung have launched an international design competition that challenges entrants to create innovative new objects for the home that can be made by repurposing cardboard packaging.
The One Club Lanches Free Jobs Board to Help Global Industry During Pandemic
The One Club for Creativity has launched 'The One Club COVID-19 Jobs Board,' a free resource for connecting people seeking work globally with agencies, design studios, production companies and brands looking to fill open positions.
United Nations Issues Global Call to Creatives
The United Nations has issued an open brief to creatives everywhere to help spread public health messages in ways which will be effective, accessible and shareable. The organization is looking for a multitude of creative solutions to reach audiences across different cultures, age groups, affiliations, geographies and languages.
Salone del Mobile.Milano Postponed to 2021
The 2020 edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has been canceled. The event will now take place next year, April 13-18. The decision to postpone was made by the Board of the Salone del Mobile.Milano in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Fabrica Launches 'Watch&Listen' Video Channel
Fabrica has launched a free video channel that features a selection of its creative content - including videos, short-films, music, lectures - to enjoy these long days at home.
Autodesk Launches 3ds Max 2021
Autodesk has launched 3ds Max 2021, featuring fully scriptable baking experience, simpler install process, viewport and rendering improvements, and integrated Python 3 support, among other enhancements.
Dezeen Launches 'Face to Face' Podcast Series
Dezeen has launched a new podcast series, called Face to Face. For the first episode, Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs sat down with artist, designer and director Es Devlin at her home and studio in London to discuss her seaside upbringing, her maverick student years and her meteoric career.
Communication Arts 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, these competitions are among the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry.
AIGA Design Conference 2020
The 2020 AIGA Design Conference will be held November 12-14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The theme of the conference, 'Building Bridges,' will explore those in creative communities building new ways of thinking, living, and creating.
Service Design Days 2020
The 5th annual Service Design Days will be held April 2-5 in Barcelona. Under the theme of "A blended tomorrow - expanding design horizons with technology," the conference will offer a deeper look at how humans are going to interact with each other in new ways.
Getty Images Launches Visual GPS
Getty Images has launched Visual GPS, a new research report identifying four key 'Forces' - sustainability, technology, wellness and realness - that drive consumer preferences around visual content and impact purchase decision making.
Salone Del Mobile.Milano 2020 Postponed to June 16-21 (CANCELED)
The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, has been postponed to June 16 - 21, 2020. The show will still be held at Rho Fiera Milano.
Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design. Designers, agencies and companies are invited to enter their brands and creative works to this international design competition.
Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council, has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.
dmi: 2020 Design Value Awards
Design Management Institute is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Design Value Awards. The Awards honor teams that have worked across boundaries to deliver significant value through design or design management practices.
2020 In-House Creative Management Report
InSource and inMotionNow have released their third Annual In-House Creative Management Report.
Clerkenwell Design Week Postponed to May 2021
* Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed to May 25-27, 2021.
Design Pavilion 2020
The fifth edition of New York's biggest public design interface, the Design Pavilion, will be held during NYCxDESIGN in Times Square. The nine-day interactive hub for all things design will make Broadway between W 43rd and W 48th Streets its home.
Service Design Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Service Design Award. Organized by the Service Design Network, the Award recognizes work of an exceptional standard in the field of service design from the private and public sector, as well as academia.
DesignMashup Workshops 2020
DesignMashup has announced two new exciting workshops for 2020: 'Fusion' in April for 7 days, and 'Vision' in October for 10-days.
Jason Sherwood Designs 'Swirling Cyclone' Stage for 92nd Oscars
For the 92nd Oscars, Swarovski has partnered with Jason Sherwood to create the stage design. This year's show marks Swarovski's 13th year illuminating the Oscars stage and Jason Sherwood's first Oscars set design.
Valerio Dewalt Train and Office Of Things Designs New Lobby for YouTube HQ in San Bruno
Valerio Dewalt Train (VDT) and Office Of Things (OO-T) recently designed a new lobby for YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California.
WantedDesign Manhattan 2020 (Cancelled)
The 10th edition of WantedDesign Manhattan will be held May 17-20 at the Javits Center. This year's theme, 'Unity Through Design,' emphasizes WantedDesign's dedication to promoting and celebrating all aspects of design, from all places, in all mediums, and at all professional stages.
Dezeen Awards 2020 Opens for Entries
The 3rd Dezeen Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards program aims to identify the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.
NYCxDESIGN 2020 (POSTPONED)
The eighth NYCxDESIGN, the premiere festival celebrating design in New York City, will open to the public beginning on Tuesday, May 12, and affiliated projects and events will be on view and taking place at several hundred venues across the city through Wednesday, May 20.
Lexus Design Award 2020 Finalists Announced
Lexus International has announced the six finalists selected for the 2020 edition of the Lexus Design Award.
Product Design Principles in the Age of AI
AI-powered technology is changing the way users interact with products, ultimately changing the way we build flows and interfaces leveraging this technology. With this shift, the principles of product design are evolving as well.
Wacom Launches 'Wacom One' 13-inch Pen Display
Wacom has launched Wacom One, a new 13" pen display that provides an affordable and attractive option for entry-level tablet shoppers who would like to work directly on screen.
Good Design 2020 Opens for Submissions
The 70th edition of Good Design, the world's most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, is now open for submissions.
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.