Multidisciplinary Design News
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 on March 25-29, 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.
Design Against War Competition
EMERGENCY, in partnership with SOSDesign, has launched a call for ideas for design projects that will contribute to the organization's main aim of providing high-quality medical and surgical care to victims of war, landmines and poverty.
Young Guns 17: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity is calling for entries for Young Guns 17, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of creatives age 30 and under.
Nike Launches New Circular Design Workbook, Offers Sustainable Guidelines for All Designers
Nike has launched Circularity: Guiding the Future of Design, a design workbook aimed to provide designers and product creators across the industry with a common language for circularity.
Terreform ONE Debuts 'Monarch Sanctuary' at Cooper Hewitt Nature Exhibition
Terreform ONE has this week launched its Monarch Sanctuary exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt's National Design Triennial, Nature.
Service Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the fifth 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.
IKEA and Tom Dixon to Unveil 'Gardening will Save the World' at Chelsea Flower Show
'Gardening will Save the World,' created by IKEA and Tom Dixon, explores the importance of sustainable growing, looking at the contrast of the hyper-natural and hyper-tech.
Design Thinking and Innovation Week 2019
Future London Academy's second Design Thinking and Innovation Week will be held September 16-20. The week offers an immersive program for creative entrepreneurs, innovation directors, and business owners - introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.
iF Design Talent Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the second phase of 2019 iF Design Talent Award. Students and graduates of all courses in the field of Design and Architecture are invited to submit their visionary solutions, ideas, and concepts.
Play with Your City 2019: Reimagining Lady Street
The Columbia Design League has extended entries for Play With Your City 2019: Reimagining Lady, a project for making the Lady Street corridor in downtown Columbia, South Carolina more inviting to pedestrian traffic.
Avery Dennison Launches 'Materials in Use' Design Inspiration Platform
Avery Dennison has launched M_use, a new digital platform to inspire innovative design solutions for label and packaging designers and converters.
PechaKucha Night NYC: NYCxDESIGN Special
PechaKucha, or "chitchat" in Japanese, is a concise presentation style comprised of 20 slides at a duration of 20 seconds each.
D&AD Releases 2019 Industry Insight Report
Today, D&AD has released its annual Industry Insights Report exploring the political, societal and cultural influences impacting creativity today.
Adobe Launches Creative Types Quiz
Adobe has today launched a fun quiz to help you determine your Creative Type. Based in psychology research, the Creative Types quiz assesses your basic habits and tendencies-how you think, how you act, how you see the world-to help you better understand who you are as a creative.
Worlds of Wonder: Experience Design for Curious People
Erik Bär and Stan Boshouwers, founding partners of Tinker Imagineers, are publishing the first handbook on Experience Design.
Google + AIGA + Eye on Design Announce 2019 Design Census
The annual Design Census, a free and open-source platform for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping today's design practice, is back. For the month of April, all U.S. designers are invited to take the survey, which will gather data with the aim of creating deeper and more informed conversations about where the design industry is now and where it's headed.
Adobe's New 'Brand Stand' Visual Trend Report Unpacks Brand Purpose from Nike to Gillette
Adobe Stock recently unveiled its latest 2019 Visual Trend Report, 'Brand Stand,' exploring the explosive consumer demand for companies that align with their own values and how brands can seize the moment with high-impact creative that resonates.
Women Talk: Conferences
Women Talk: Conferences will feature a panel of brilliant women sharing their experiences and advice for speaking at tech and design conferences. Attendees will learn how they got their first speaking engagement, what conferences they attend, how they prepare for giving a talk, and what advice they have for those getting started.
Adobe Launches First Creative Cloud Accelerator to Inspire UX Innovation
Adobe has announced its first incubator for Creative Cloud, a new Plugin Accelerator within the Adobe Fund for Design. The accelerator will feature an intensive, ninety-day program that provides funding and resources to individuals and teams with unique visions for the future of creativity to build plugins for Adobe XD.
Tom Dixon Opens The Manzoni
Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio has created a new 100-cover restaurant, opened this week to coincide with Milan Design Week.
German Design Awards 2020
The 2020 German Design Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by the German Design Council - the German center of competence for design, the Awards honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
BIO 26: Designathon Open Call
The Museum of Architecture and Design has launched an open call for participation for the 26th Biennial of Design, BIO. BIO 26 will take on one of the greatest challenges of our time: 'Information.'
Communication Arts' 2019 Design and Advertising Competitions
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 2019 Design and Advertising Competitions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, this competitions are among the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry.
Make Your Mark: How Can Women Get Ahead in the Design Industry?
As we celebrate Women's History Month, Dexigner asked women working as senior creatives within the design industry what advice they would give to other women looking to succeed.
Golden Pin Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for Taiwan's 2019 Golden Pin Design Award. The Award offers a golden opportunity for companies, design teams, and individuals from all around the globe to demonstrate design excellence in Taiwan, Asia, and beyond.
Agents of Change: Abrima Erwiah with Studio 189
The IIDA NY will host Abrima Erwiah with Studio 189 as part of the organization's 'Agents of Change: Pioneering Design 2019' series.
Adobe and Moleskine Launch Creative Cloud Connected Paper Tablet
Adobe and Moleskine have launched the 'Moleskine Paper Tablet - Creative Cloud Connected,' a notebook that seamlessly turns hand-drawn sketches into digital artwork that appears in real time in Adobe Illustrator on the desktop when used with the Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse.
How to Research Trends - Workbook
Out now is the How to Research Trends Workbook, a DIY guide that has been developed to show you the way in the trend research cycle.
Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019
Red Dot is now calling for submissions for its '2019 Brands & Communication Design Award.' Designers, firms, and agencies from around the world are invited to submit their design and creative projects to this international design competition.
Habitare Reveals Four Emerging Designers to be Featured in Talentshop
Habitare, the largest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland, has revealed the four young emerging designers to be featured in Talentshop.
Core77 Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Core77 Design Awards is still open for entries. Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.
Inaugural Uenoland Conference Announces First Speakers
Uenoland, the creative gathering masterminded by Ueno, has announced its first speakers for the two-day event: Sierra Tishgart, writer and co-founder of culinary start-up Great Jones, designer and writer Robyn Kanner, and Windy Chien, the artist behind The Year of Knots.
2018 Clean Energy Challenge Winners Announced
The What Design Can Do platform has announced the winners of its 2018 Clean Energy Challenge, focused finding creative solutions for pressing energy issues in México City, São Paulo, Nairobi, Delhi and Amsterdam. The international jury selected 20 winners out of 452 submissions.
Good Design Australia Announces Women in Design Award
Good Design Australia is calling for submissions for the inaugural 'Women in Design Award,' as part of the 61st Good Design Awards.
Change by Design, Revised and Updated
Tim Brown and HarperBusiness have published a revised and updated version of 'Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation.' First published in 2009, this book explains design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer's sensibilities and methods are employed to match people's needs, not only with what is technically feasible, but what is viable to the bottom line.
Dezeen Awards 2019
The second edition of Dezeen Awards is now open for entries, following the successful launch last year. The inaugural edition of Dezeen Awards attracted over 3,600 entries from all over the world with projects from 91 different countries.
2019 DesignThinker of the Year Award
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is calling for nominations for the 2019 DesignThinker of the Year Awards, which honors design-driven businesses in Western Canada.
Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019
The 2019 Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, will be held April 9-14 at Rho Fiera Milano.
Boston Design Week 2019
The 2019 Annual Boston Design Week will be held March 27 - April 7. The 6th Annual festival is the most diverse yet with events comprising graphic design, fashion, interior design, technical design, historic preservation, architecture, and more.
RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition 2019
Design Exchange (DX) and RBC Foundation have announced the fourth edition of the RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition - the only competition of its kind in Canada, where innovative design and entrepreneurialism intersect.
17th Dutch Design Awards Now Open for Entries
Entries are now open for the 17th Dutch Design Awards, inviting Netherlands' designers to submit their best work.
2019 CUP Fellow for Change in Design
The 2019 call for the CUP Fellowship for Change in Design is now open. The Fellowship is an initiative of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically marginalized communities into the design fields, and to dismantle the systemic biases that stand in the way of their advancement as leaders in these fields.
Latest Round of iF Social Impact Prize Sponsors Nine Social Projects
iF has announced that it has funded EUR 50,000 to nine social aid projects across the globe through the latest round of its Social Impact Prize.
International Design Awards Announces 2019 Winners
The International Design Awards (IDA) has announced the winners of its 12th edition.
Let's Talk: Queer Identity and Creativity
On Wednesday, February 27, School of Visual Arts will present "Let's Talk: Queer Identity and Creativity," at SVA Theatre. Five inspiring SVA alumni will discuss how queer identity and the shifting landscape of queer political liberation impact their work as artists and creatives.
2020 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project Grants
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is offering Independent Project grants of up to $10,000 for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals. NYSCA's 2020 program in Architecture + Design is offered to individuals or teams to creatively explore or research an issue or problem in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, community centered design, historic preservation, fashion, graphic, industrial, and/or interior design that advances that field and contributes to a broader understanding of design.
2019 Lexus Design Award Finalists Announced
Lexus International has announced six finalists of the 2019 Lexus Design Award. LDA's 2019 theme, 'Design for a Better Tomorrow,' tasked creatives to envision solutions that go beyond the mastery of shape, form, and function.
Food Futures: How Design and Technology Can Reshape Our Food System
Food Futures, a new title by critical food designer Chloé Rutzerveld, aims to radically alter readers' ideas about consuming and producing food.
D&AD Festival 2019
The 2019 D&AD Festival, UK's largest event celebrating global creative talent, returns May 21-23 to The Old Truman Brewery, London. The theme for this year's Festival is 'Shaping the Future,' echoing D&AD's position as an organization on a mission to drive the creative industries forward.
2019 Good Design Awards
The 2019 Good Design Awards are now open for entries. The Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.
Atlanta Design Festival 2019
The 2019 Atlanta Design Festival will take place in Georgia's capital city of Atlanta opening June 1 and running through June 9. Now in its thirteenth year, this Festival provides a valuable world-class showcase for leading international designers, brands and companies. Over nine-days visitors will be able to explore the rich variety of talents being produced today through a range of showroom events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, installations and tours.
Integrating Life and Work in the AEC World
As women achieve greater levels of parity in leadership roles, trail-blazing professionals in architecture, engineering and construction are focused on supporting and accelerating this trend.
Adobe and Fontself Release New Free Fonts for Valentine's Day
Adobe has partnered with Fontself to release four unique color fonts to take your love notes to the next level this Valentine's Day.
2019 In-House Creative Management Report by InSource and inMotionNow
InSource and inMotionNow have released the second Annual In-House Creative Management Report. The 2019 survey of 566 creative and marketing professionals finds that leaders in both camps scored marginal grades and points to a range of challenges in the organizational relationship, team alignment and collaboration - which stem from the natural challenges that come with growing in-house creative teams. More importantly, an analysis of the data links these challenges to the effects they have on creative operations and efficiency.
Adobe Releases Natural Instincts Visual Trend Report
Adobe Stock has released first 2019 Visual Trend, 'Natural Instincts,' which explores how consumers are embracing the natural world to seek balance in their chaotic lives-leading to a $3.7 trillion wellness industry that is exploding and shaping our visual world.
MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019
MaterialDistrict Rotterdam (formerly Materia Xperience), will be held March 12-14 in Rotterdam Ahoy. The largest multisectoral materials fair is once again imbued with material innovations in the fields of Architecture, Interiors, Products, Textiles & Fabrics, Urban & Landscapes and Print & Sign.
The Bauhaus and Harvard
The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 28, marks the centennial of Bauhaus. The exhibition presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum's extensive Bauhaus collection.
The 2019 DesignMarch, Iceland's annual design festival, will take place for the 11th time on March 28-31. This year will be the largest and most significant DesignMarch yet with over one hundred events transforming the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design.
InVision Releases 'The New Design Frontier' Report
InVision has released a report that looks into the business value of design at a time where more companies are undergoing digital transformation and turning to design to survive.
Applications Now Open for Adobe's 2019-2020 Creative Residency
Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 class of Adobe Creative Residency, a year-long program that provides creatives with the resources, support and networking opportunities to jumpstart their creative ambitions and turn their passion into a profession.
Innovations' 2019 Color Direction
Innovations has named Warm & Cool Gray, Navy Blue and Forest Green as its leading influence for product development in 2019.
PriestmanGoode Unveils Design for New LATAM Aircraft Interiors
PriestmanGoode has designed new aircraft interiors for the South American carrier LATAM. The new cabin interiors will be introduced to over 200 aircraft through a retrofit program over the next two years and will also feature in LATAM's new aircraft.
Datacolor Launches ColorReader: Color Matching Tool
Datacolor recently launched ColorReader, a new gadget that allows users to measure the color of a surface (be the iconic blue used by Tiffany, a fabric swatch or Grandma's china plates) and tells within seconds the closest match across all major brands - including Benjamin Moore, Farrow and Ball, Sherwin and Williams, and Behr.
MakerBot Launches Method: World's First Performance 3D Printer
MakerBot has recently launched 'MakerBot Method,' the world's first performance 3D printer. Method bridges the gap between desktop and industrial 3D printers by bringing features that were only available on industrial-grade printers to individual designers and engineers in a much more accessible model and at a significantly lower cost.
2019 Pollinator House Design-Build Competition
The 2019 Pollinator House Design-Build Competition is an open and one-stage contest in which entrants are asked to deliver a functional, contemporary pollinator house to be auctioned off to support both Gardens Buffalo Niagara and Buffalo Architecture Foundation's programs.
Accenture Interactive Releases 2019 Fjord Trends Report
Accenture Interactive has released the 2019 Fjord Trends Report. According to the report, facing an explosion of digital clutter resulting from two decades of rapid technology growth and innovation, people and organizations are rethinking what they really want.
Shutterstock's 2019 Color Trends Report Reveals Pink, Green and Purple as Top Colors Around the World
Shutterstock has released its 2019 Color Trends report, which identifies the top three universally popular colors that are surging year-over-year as well as local favorites from around the world.
Green Product Award 2019
The sixth Green Product Award is now open for submissions. The Award offers a platform for manufacturers, design studios and agencies that are distinguished by their products and services in terms of design, innovation and sustainability and who want to present themselves on the German market.
LA Design Festival 2019
LA Design Festival returns for a ninth year, bringing a host of designers, architects, and makers together from LA and beyond to celebrate the city's rich design culture. The festival will be held June 20-23.
Design Shanghai 2019
Design Shanghai 2019 will take place March 6-9 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Focused on bringing together exceptional design, quality and inspiration, Design Shanghai is Asia's biggest design event welcoming almost 70,000 visitors from across the world as well as some of the most recognised and established global design brands and emerging design talent from China and beyond.
The Design Museum Launches New Design in Britain Campaign
The Design Museum has launched a new campaign, 'Design in Britain,' to show that design matters politically, economically and publicly. The campaign aims to connect new technologies with world-leading products and services.