Multidisciplinary Design News
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."
Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design
Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design, on view at the Museo del Diseño de Barcelona through February 2, is the first big retrospective on the designer, author and activist Victor J. Papanek (1923-1998).
Ventura Future 2020: Call for Entries
Organisation in Design is inviting design studios and creative brands from all over the world to submit their work(s) for the third edition of Ventura Future.
Herman Miller Hosts 2019 Magis Puppy Design Challenge
Herman Miller recently hosted its annual Magis Puppy Design Challenge in New York City, collaborating with local A&D firms and raising money for Social Tees Animal Rescue.
How Pinterest, Airbnb, Slack Use Design for Business Success
Designer Fund has launched a new, free video library of design and business case studies from multi-billion dollar companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, Dropbox, Gusto, Plaid and others.
Adobe Brings Fonts to iOS with Creative Cloud Mobile App
Adobe has today released an update to its 'Creative Cloud for Mobile' app, which enables all 17,000+ Adobe Fonts to be downloaded and installed for use in iOS 13.1 apps supporting custom font APIs.
SXSW EDU Learn by Design Competition
The fourth annual Learn by Design competition returns to SXSW EDU 2020. Learn by Design celebrates the collaboration of designers and educators in the pursuit of design-based solutions to physical learning environments for improved outcomes.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design is now open for entries. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products - from furniture and household aids to consumer electronics, vehicles and medical technology - in the international competition.
Design Without Borders: The Future of Freelancing
99designs has released the results of its global study, 'Design Without Borders: The Future of Freelancing,' highlighting diverse and shared experiences and insights from more than 10,000 freelance designers.
NeoCon 2020 (POSTPONED)
The 2020 NeoCon, the world's leading annual event for the commercial interiors industry, will be held June 8-10 at theMART in Chicago. The 52nd edition will once again showcase game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent-providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions.
Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Forum: Design & Sustainability
The annual Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Forum returns this December 5, staging talks from 4 international design luminaries at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei.
Surface Design Show 2020
The 2020 Surface Design Show will once again be bringing the best in surface material innovation to London's Business Design Centre from 11-13 February 2020, with a focus on the trending topic of 'Close to Home.'
A Conversation About Design: The Transformation Economy
The 7th edition of the 'A Conversation About Design' conference will bring together a list of speakers from health, wellness, and travel to explain how brands that offer deeper meaning and connection with their customers, such as Nike and NHS, will stay ahead of the game.
Design Thinking & Innovation Week 2020
Future London Academy's third Design Thinking & Innovation Week will be held March 16-20 in London. The event features a unique program for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners, introducing attendees to London's most innovative businesses & uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.
Adobe Launches 'Inspiration Engine' Amazon Alexa Skill
Adobe has today launched the ' Adobe Inspiration Engine,' a free Amazon Alexa Skill rescuing people from their creative ruts.
D&AD Releases Second Series of 'Make and Break' Podcast
D&AD has released the second series of D&AD Make and Break - a six-part podcast aiming to help students, graduates and aspiring creatives get a foothold in the industry. Hosted by Naina Sethi, the series features high-profile some of the UK's most exciting creative talent sharing tips, hacks and advice for getting into the creative industries.
The One Show 2020: Call for Entries
Submissions are now open for the 2020 One Show, one of the world's most prestigious awards shows recognizing the best creative work in advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment.
Made Thought Pop-up in London's Seven Dials
Made Thought recently launched a pop-up in London's Seven Dials which acts as a creative playground and experimental space to explore how brands are engaging with new audiences through experimental retail concepts and immersive installations.
2019 SEGD Xlab: The Future of Experience & Place
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design's 2019 Xlab, the ninth-annual experiential graphic design gathering, will be held in Brooklyn at BRIC for the second consecutive year. This year's theme, 'The Future of Experience & Place,' will explore the increasing value and demand in creating experiences.
What's Wrong With Design: Panel Discussion at Parsons School of Design
On November 8, Eray/Carbajo will host a panel discussion on how 'good design' can problem-solve and generate solutions for a sustainably better future.
Mondo Mendini: The World of Alessandro Mendini at Groninger Museum
'Mondo Mendini: The World of Alessandro Mendini,' on view at the Groninger Museum through May 5, is a large-scale exhibition of the renowned Italian designer, who 25 years ago served as the chief architect of the still remarkable Groninger Museum building, put together shortly before he passed away. Mendini chose to display not only a broad selection from his own oeuvre, but he also selected works by artists with whom he felt a kinship, such as Paul Signac, Gio Ponti, and Michele De Lucchi.
Adobe Releases Redesigned Creative Cloud Desktop App
Adobe has released a new Creative Cloud desktop application, redesigned from the ground up to offer an intuitive way to discover, access and update Adobe apps.
14th Arte Laguna Prize
Entries are open for the 14th edition of Arte Laguna Prize, one of the world's most influential competitions for emerging artists and designers. The Prize showcases and promotes creative talents, giving them many opportunities for gaining international visibility and realizing new projects.
DCDT Talk: Design 2030
Detroit Center for Design + Technology will host its final DCDT Talk of 2019 on October 17 to explore the future of design & technology.
Private View(s): Creative Leaders Behind World's Most Influential Brands Tell All in New Podcast
Ask Us For Ideas (AUFI), a client-creative matchmaking agency, has launched 'Private View(s)' - a 10-episode podcast series that shares the secrets of the world's most creative studios.
C2CPII Design & Innovation Forum Stockholm
Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute's 2019 Design & Innovation Forum will be held on November 4-5 in Stockholm. The event will focus on opportunities, solutions and ideas for transforming products for a circular economy with innovators, designers and companies.
ADC 99th Annual Awards
The 99th ADC Annual Awards, one of the world's longest-running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising, is now open for submissions.
Open Call: Water as Leverage for IABR International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
The ninth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, IABR-2020-DOWN TO EARTH, seeks proposals in response to the Open Call for the 'Water as Leverage' exhibition (working title: Flows), one core element of the 2020 biennale.
Designs for Different Futures at Philadelphia Museum of Art
Designs for Different Futures, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 22 through March 8, will explore the challenges and opportunities that humans may face in the years and centuries ahead. Visitors will encounter lab-grown food, seaweed textiles, and ballet shoes made with sweat among a range of works that raise many questions, including about what technologies may hold for intimacy, identity, and citizenship.
Design Leadership Summit 2019
Presented by Figma, DLS 2019 is one of North America's largest conferences for those leading and managing design teams.
Adobe Releases Fresco Drawing and Painting App for iPad
Adobe has today released Fresco, a next-generation painting and drawing app for the iPad. Designed for professional-quality work but easy enough for anyone to use, Fresco offers sharp, clean, infinitely scalable vector brushes, versatile and adaptable Photoshop brushes.
Creative Works Conference 2019
The 6th annual Creative Works Conference will be held October 3-5 at the Halloran Centre in Memphis, TN. The three-day conference aims to connect, inspire, and empower a driven creative community.
The One Club Launches 'One Show Sustainable Development Pencil' at UN
The One Club for Creativity has partnered with the United Nations Office for Partnerships and PVBLIC Foundation to launch 'The One Show Sustainable Development Pencil.' The new SD Pencil will reward agencies and brands who utilize their talents and resources to create work which betters the world and contributes to securing a sustainable future.
iF Social Impact Prize 2019 Recipients Announced
iF has revealed the recipients of the first round of the 2019 Social Impact Prize. Twice a year, iF donates a total of EUR 50,000 to exceptional projects that tackle the most urgent challenges facing our society.
2019 Design Census Results Released
AIGA and Google have released the results of the 2019 Design Census - a free and open-source platform for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping today's design practice.
Valencia Named World Design Capital 2022
The World Design Organization has today announced Valencia (Spain) as the 2022 World Design Capital. Valencia is the eighth city to hold this biennial designation.
Reducing the Inequity Gap: Designing for Affordability
One of the key challenges of this century is addressing rising levels of inequity around the world. We have seen great advancement in the longevity innovation space, but new products and services far too often only reach the wealthiest people in a society.
Design Museum Announces 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year Nominees
The Design Museum has unveiled the 76 nominees for the 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year. Nominees include a meme-inspired dress collection by Viktor & Rolf, a data generated proxy address system created to reduce homelessness, the world's first hands-free breast pump, Adidas's collaboration with designer Ji Won Choi, as worn by Beyoncé, food sharing app OLIO and The Shed's extendable building in New York.
Lexus Design Award 2020
The 2020 Lexus Design Award is now open for submissions. Entrants from around the world are invited to submit design concept ideas that capture the three key principles of the Lexus brand - Anticipate, Innovate and Captivate - and how they help meet the needs of both individuals and society.
Tom Dixon Named Recipient of 2019 London Design Medal
London Design Festival has awarded Tom Dixon with the 2019 London Design Medal. The award is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual who has distinguished themselves within the industry and demonstrated consistent design excellence.
Method in the Madness Podcast
Gregor Matheson, Head of Design at Signal, has recently launched a new podcast called 'Method in the Madness' which not only delves deep into design and creativity but leadership, productivity and personal development.
Substance by Form&Seek at 2019 Detroit Month of Design
The Substance exhibition by Form&Seek will center around the processes of material exploration as a driving force of design. Much like the designers of the Bauhaus, Detroit designers are returning to craft-based practices in a post-industrial climate, finding ways of bridging the gap between machine-made and hand-made.
The Design Museum Launches Bauhaus Road Crossing for London Design Festival
Pentagram partner Sascha Lobe has created a new London Design Festival installation, a Bauhaus road crossing titled 'Bauhaus Rewritten.' Commissioned by The Design Museum, the installation celebrates the women of Bauhaus.
Altagamma NEXT Design Perspectives International Design Conference
The NEXT Design Perspectives conference will offer a day of insights and speculation on design, lifestyle and consumption trends, which will have a significant impact on the cultural and creative industries.
Design Week Lagos 2019
The inaugural Design Week Lagos (DWL) - a city-wide celebration seeking to reincarnate tradition, redefine narrative and catalyze new thinking for the future of design in Africa and beyond - will be held October 1-20 under the theme of 'Lagos 2099: Redefining the Narrative.'
The 2019 DesignInspire will be held December 5-7 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event will gather global innovative elites, trend-setting design brands, associations and institutes to showcase their creativities via an array of interactive installations, design masterpieces and award-winning projects.
Moving to Mars at Design Museum
The Design Museum has announced a new exhibition, 'Moving to Mars,' that will explore how sending humans to Mars is not just a new frontier for science but also for design.
DesignMarch, Iceland's annual design festival organized by Iceland Design Center, will take place for the twelfth time in June 2020, transforming the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design.
2020 APEX Awards: Call for Nominations
Digital Signage Expo has announced its call for nominations for the 2020 APEX Awards. The Awards recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology.
Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai 2019
The fourth Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai will be held this November 20-22, featuring highlights from the Milan edition, including Design -- functional, innovative, and attractive products -- and xLux -- products that combine classical elegance with contemporary design.
2019 Core77 Conference
Core77's next design conference, The Third Wave, will take place on October 4 at New Lab in Brooklyn. The conference offers attendees a full day of inspiration, introspection and design exploration.
Dezeen Launches International Architecture and Design Conference
Dezeen has announced its inaugural international architecture, interiors and design conference, to be held in London on October 30. The 'Dezeen Day' conference will highlight new talent from around the world, feature a keynote lecture from a leading international figure, and tackle key topics including circular design, new materials and education.
OFFF Vienna 2019 Design Festival
The 2019 OFFF Vienna design conference will be held October 4-5 under the motto of "Connect, grow and inspire people through interdisciplinary art and creativity in order to boost the knowledge exchange and collaboration."
Green Product Award 2020
The seventh Green Product Award is now open for submissions. The Award offers a platform for established companies, start-ups & students who are distinguished by their products and services in terms of design, innovation, and sustainability and who want to present themselves on the German market.
D&AD New Blood Shift London 2019 Open for Applications
D&AD's life-changing program, New Blood Shift London, is now open for applications. The free 12-weeknight school is designed to provide young people without higher education with a foothold into the creative industries.
Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference 2019
The Adobe Max Creativity Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA from November 4-6, 2019. The conference will bring together thousands of designers, developers, and business leaders to learn new skills, discover the latest technologies, and discuss emerging trends.
A' Design Award 2020
The 2020 A' Design Award is now open for submissions. The competition aims to create a global appreciation and awareness for good design by promoting the very best design work from all design disciplines and all countries.
Design Core Detroit Launches Podcast on Inclusive Design and Sustainable Development
Design Core Detroit has launched The Detroit City of Design Podcast, hosted by Design Core's Executive Director, Olga Stella.
MOO Launches Color Study Tool for Exploring Colors with Bauhaus-inspired Patterns
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, MOO has created a web and mobile tool that allows users to easily experiment with color like Josef Albers or El Lissitzky.
Design that Educates Awards 2020
The 2020 Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) is now open for submissions. The Award recognizes, showcases, and promotes globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that can educate.
WDO Announces Shortlisted Cities for World Design Capital 2022
The World Design Organization (WDO) has today announced that Bengaluru (India) and Valencia (Spain) have been shortlisted to become the 2022 World Design Capital (WDC). The shortlist was established by the WDC Selection Committee comprising international experts in design or cities economic and social development.
Adobe Partners with Red Cross to Create Font with Purpose
Adobe has today released a new free font 'Surce Sns Missing Types,' created in partnership with the Red Cross for their 'Missing Types' campaign.
Pratt Creative Xchange
MADWORKSHOP and Pratt Institute have come together to establish a new creative education space in Kingston, NY - the Pratt Creative Xchange - with the aim of bringing the community together through design and craft.
Next Creative Leaders 2019: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement have launched a global call for entries for their joint Next Creative Leaders 2019 program. Developed collaboratively by the organizations in 2015, Next Creative Leaders identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented creative women who are making their mark on the world with both game changing work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that is changing the industry for the better.
Adobe and Pantone Launch Color Campaign to Combat Climate Change
Adobe and the Pantone Color Institute launched Glowing, Glowing, Gone, a campaign developed in partnership with The Ocean Agency-the nonprofit and Adobe Stock contributor behind the award-winning Netflix Original Documentary Chasing Coral-that aims to inspire action against climate change through creativity.
Cooper Hewitt Unveils 20th Class of National Design Award Winners
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has just announced the 20th class of National Design Award winners.
Urban Imprint by Studio INI
Studio INI recently unveiled Urban Imprint, an immersive installation at the A/D/O on view through September 2.
Harry's Launches Shave With Pride Set
Harry's has partnered with illustrator José Roda to launch Shave With Pride Set. The limited edition box includes a one of kind, iridescent razor - each with a rainbow coating that differs per razor.
IDEO and a Story of Design
Dan Covert recently directed a short film about IDEO. The film features over 30+ interviews and offers an exclusive look behind the curtain at the global design firm, who for 40 years (and counting) has changed the way we think about design.
NeoCon Plaza: NeoCon Extends Outdoors
NeoCon has announced NeoCon Plaza, a new outdoor amenity space that spans the length of The Mart's South Drive.
Open Source Festival Congress 2019
The 2019 Open Source Festival Congress will take place on July 12 from 9 am till 9 pm at the horse racecourse in Düsseldorf- Grafenberg.
San Francisco Design Week 2019
The 2019 San Francisco Design Week will kick off at the Pier 27 Hub on June 28. The eight-day celebration will highlight San Francisco as the world's most influential design center, offering visitors a rare opportunity to engage with the region's thriving design industry.
Co-Founders of Herschel Supply Co. Named 2019 DesignThinkers of the Year
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers has named Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Co-Founders of Herschel Supply Co., as Canada's 2019 DesignThinkers of the Year.
VR for Dementia Sufferers Wins New 'Side Hustle' Category at 2019 D&AD Awards
The Wayback, a series of VR films created for elderly people with Dementia, featuring positive moments from the past to trigger memories and spark precious conversations with carers and loved ones, has been announced the winner of newly-introduced 'Side Hustle' category announced at the 2019 D&AD Awards.