Multidisciplinary Design News
Frame Lab 2019
The 2019 Frame Lab will host an immersive blend of talks, performances and multi-sensorial exhibitions in conjunction with the Frame Awards 2019 show. The two-day event in Amsterdam aims to be a testing ground for spatial innovation, and provides a platform to discuss new ideas, materials, products and technologies in design.
N Square Innovation Summit at RISD
The N Square Innovation Summit at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will bring together a network of innovators collaborating on new solutions to nuclear weapons threat.
ADIM 2019: Call for Papers
The Academy for Design Innovation Management has announced a call for papers for its 2019 international conference hosted by Loughborough University London, from 19 to 21 June.
Adobe Announces Final Visual Trend of 2018: Touch & Tactility
Adobe has released its final Visual Trend deep dive report of 2018, Touch and Tactility, which explores how creatives are adapting to our need for textures and tactile experiences. As Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours looking at a screen, they're desperately short on the textures, warmth and connections that come from engaging with things in the tangible world.
The One Club and 3% Movement Announce Next Creative Leaders Winners
The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement have announced the 10 winners of their joint Next Creative Leaders global awards program for 2018.
Digital Signage Expo 2019
The 2019 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world's largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will be held March 26-29, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
6th Annual Boston Design Week: Call for Events
A 'Call for Events' has been issued for the 6th Annual Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide festival taking place March 27 - April 7, 2019. The event seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations.
Park Associati Issues Open Call for Young Designers
Park Associati has launched an open call for young designers, making available the exhibition area within its studio to those wishing to showcase their work to visitors of the upcoming Milan Design Week. Designers who have not yet turned 30 by December 31, 2019 may take part in the call.
RM Istituto Moda e Design Scholarship: Call for Applications
RM Istituto Moda e Design is celebrating its first birthday by offering 100 scholarships for its International Masters in Design and Fashion program. It has allocated 500.000 euros in scholarships for the Masters that start in February and November 2019.
57th Annual D&AD Awards Open for Entries
The 57th Annual D&AD Awards are now open for submissions, with eleven categories reimagined to highlight the best of the modern creative industries: Animation, Casting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Illustration, Photography, Production Design, Sound Design & Use of Music, Typography and Visual Effects.
The One Club for Creativity Announces Young Guns 16 Winners
The One Club for Creativity has announced the winners of the 16th Young Guns, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under.
Male Lactation Kit Crowned Winner of 2018 Meaning-Centred Design Awards
A revolutionary new concept enabling male breastfeeding has this week been crowned the winner of the inaugural Meaning-Centred Design Awards.
Adobe Announces Photoshop Collaboration with Dungeons & Dragons
Adobe has launched a design contest that offers entrants the chance to create the latest Dungeons & Dragons monster: 'The Terror of Undermountain,' and the possibility of becoming part of the cult franchise forever.
McKinsey & Company Releases Study Quantifying the Financial Value of Design to Business
McKinsey & Company has released 'The Business Value of Design' report, which looks at how design can be an accelerator for business, is officially launching today.
Plastic Worlds: Call for Entries
Eleven Magazine has announced its new competition 'Plastic Worlds,' which invites creatives and visionaries from all around the world to join the fight against plastic pollution through raw creativity, imagination and talent.
WDO Launches Bid Process for World Design Capital 2022
The World Design Organization (WDO) has launched the bid process for the 2022 World Design Capital (WDC) designation, inviting cities from around the globe to apply for its 8th WDC designation and to demonstrate the ways they are using design to create inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities.
INDEX: Award 2019
INDEX: Award 2019 is now open for submissions. Established in 2005, the Award celebrates designs that seek to change the world for the better.
In/Visible Talks 2019
In/Visible Talks, a wildly inspiring one-day design conference that celebrates the creative process, will be held January 17, 2019 in San Francisco. The event will bring together over 300+ graphic designers, product designers, experience designers, content creators, architects, marketers, artists, writers, photographers, and all creatives in between.
D&AD Launches New Podcast Series
D&AD recently launched its new podcast series 'Make and Break.' The six-episode podcast is themed around lessons from the New Blood Academy.
Learn by Design Competition Returns to SXSW EDU 2019
The third annual Learn by Design competition returns to SXSW EDU, which will be held March 4-7, 2019 in Austin, Texas. This competition celebrates the collaboration of designers and educators in the pursuit of design-based solutions to physical learning environments for improved outcomes.
D&AD Launches Briefs for New Blood Awards 2019
D&AD today releases the briefs for the 2019 New Blood Awards. The Awards recognizes, educates and supports emerging creative talent from various backgrounds to get a foothold in the creative world - giving them a chance to respond to real briefs set by some of the world's biggest brands.
DesignEuropa Awards Finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Announced
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has announced finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the 2018 DesignEuropa Awards.
Design Leaders Conference 2018
Organized by Design Enterprise Skillnet, Design Leaders Conference is a one day event to recharge design and agency owners, creative directors, and anyone interested in leading a design team or running a successful creative studio. The conference is focused on designers who have moved from practitioner to a design leadership role.
DesignInspire is an international creative exhibition that gathers 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. The event annually partners with the Business of Design Week (BODW) to present a week-long program of thematic exhibition, conferences, networking activities and fringe events.
Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty at MAK
With their fascinating exhibition project Beauty, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh make a multimedia, highly sensory plea for us to take delight in beauty. Almost throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, beauty (has) had rather negative connotations in the design discourse.
Repair and Design Futures Exhibition at RISD Museum
Repair, a humble act born of necessity, expresses resistance to the unmaking of our world and the environment. Repair and Design Futures, on view at the RISD Museum through September 30, 2019, investigates mending as material intervention, metaphor, and call to action.
Adobe Launches 'Wireframe' Podcast in Partnership with Gimlet Creative
Adobe has announced a new podcast in partnership with Gimlet Creative exploring the biggest questions facing UX and UI designers today. Launching on October 9, Wireframe will discuss the questions designers ask and the answers they discover.
IKEA, UNYQ, Open Style Lab and Two Blind Brothers Present Meet The Experts
What can we learn about accessibility in the home? Could customized solutions be mass produced and still fit anyone's unique needs? This unique event is inspired by people with disabilities - the real experts who have learned to cope with day-to-day challenges in their lives.
Studio Makgill Celebrates Ten Years with Beautifully Simple Exhibition
Studio Makgill is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the decennial of the studio. The exhibition, Beautifully Simple, will feature ten extraordinary designs that embody the studio's philosophy: the art of the beautifully simple.
Service Design Days 2018
The third edition of Service Design Days, a cross-boundary conference for entrepreneurs, managers and influencers who are involved in product and service innovation and the (digital) transformation of organizations, will be held October 5-6 at the Disseny Hub Barcelona. The event focuses on service design for decision makers and connects strategic designers with business strategists and vice versa.
Be Original Americas Holds a Series of Talks on the Impacts of Tariffs
Be Original Americas has announced a series of panel discussions on the topic of tariffs and their impact on the design industry in Mexico City and San Francisco this October.
FLA: Design Thinking and Innovation Week
Future London Academy's 2019 Design Thinking and Innovation Week will be held March 18-22. The week offers a unique program for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners - introducing attendees to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.
Design Miami/ Announces Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández as Recipients of 2018 Design Visionary Award
Design Miami/ has announced Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández as the recipients of the 2018 Design Miami/ Visionary Award. The annual award is given to creative talents across all fields that are engaging with design including designers, curators, architects, and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the field of design that offer a tangible and lasting impact on the world around us.
FITC Amsterdam 2019
The 2019 FITC Amsterdam will be held February 18-19 at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Now in its 12th year, FITC Amsterdam is host to the latest and greatest in design, technology and cool stuff from all around the globe.
Shortlist Announced for Inaugural Meaning-Centred Design Awards
The shortlist for the world's first Meaning-Centred Design Awards, a competition to recognize those pioneering designs that radically innovate what things mean to consumers and markets, has been revealed in London.
ADC Launches 98th Annual Awards
The 98th ADC Annual Awards is now open for entries. The Awards honors impeccable artistry and craftsmanship in advertising and design.
Morpholio Trace & Shapr3D Join Forces to Imagine a New Workflow with iOS 12
Morpholio Trace and Shapr3D have announced a collaboration to rethink the design workflow, utilizing Apple's new universal 3D file type, USDZ, as well as OBJ files.
Lexus Design Award 2019
Lexus International is calling for submissions for the 2019 Lexus Design Award. Since its launch in 2013, the worldwide design competition has always served as a platform for emerging designers and creators whose works can lead to a better future for all.
A' Design Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 A' Design Awards. 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.
Salone del Mobile Announces Upcoming Shanghai Edition
Salone del Mobile has announced that its upcoming Shanghai edition, 'Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai,' will take place November 22-24, featuring 119 Italian brands showcasing the best of "Made in Italy" design to the Chinese market.
Call for Public Access Design 2019 Fellows
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is calling for applications from talented designers and visual artists to become 2019 Public Access Design Fellows.
2018 Clean Energy Challenge
The What Design Can Do platform is calling for submissions for its 2018 Clean Energy Challenge, focused finding creative solutions for pressing energy issues in México City, São Paulo, Nairobi, Delhi and Amsterdam. For each city 'What Design Can Do' has crafted locally specific briefings informed by real stories, global key issues and local design capacity.
Design Mark Recipients of 2018 Golden Pin Design Award Announced
The Design Mark recipients of the 2018 Golden Pin Design Award have been announced. Among the 697 recipients, judges point to trends such as sustainability in product design, and culture thinking in communication design.
RSA Student Design Awards 2018/19
The Royal Society of Arts has announced the briefs for the 2018/19 RSA Student Design Awards. The international design competition provides students and new graduates with an invaluable network and platform to develop their careers.
Green Good Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Green Good Design Awards are now open for submissions. The competition's goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions - together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts-that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a more healthier and more sustainable universe.
Dutch Design Week 2018
The 17th Dutch Design Week will be held October 20-28 in Eindhoven. This year, the event will present the work and concepts of over 2600 designers and welcome more than 335.000 visitors from home and abroad.
The Young Guns 16 Finalists Announced
The One Club has revealed the finalists for its 16th Young Guns, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under.
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda offers an insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. For fifteen years, Kocienda was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser.
The ARTS+ 'Future of Culture' Festival
THE ARTS+ "Future of Culture Festival" will take place at the Frankfurter Buchmesse from October 10 - 14, 2018 in Hall 4.1. Core theme of the event is 'the transformation of culture and creativity by digitalization.'
Communication Arts Publishes Design Annual 59
Communication Arts has published the results of its 59th annual design competition. Of the 3,894 entries, only 130 were selected by a jury of respected creative professionals, representing the work of designers, art directors, design firms, agencies, publishers and in-house creative departments.
Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2018-2019
The Stanford Center on Longevity invites university students from around the world to participate in its sixth annual Design Challenge. This year's contest challenges teams to create solutions for 'Contributing at Every Age: Designing for Intergenerational Impact.'
United States Mint Seeks Artists to Design Coins
United States Mint is calling on professional artists from across the country to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program. The Program was established to enrich and invigorate the design of United States coins and medals by developing a pool of outside artists in graphic design, sculpture, engraving, drawing, painting, and other visual arts.
Thinc Creates New Experiences for Visitors to the Empire State Building
Thinc has recently completed the new 34th Street guest entrance into the Empire State Building (ESB).
Fashinnovation: Where Fashion & Technology Connect
Fashinnovation: Where Fashion & Technology Connect will be held at New York Fashion Week on September 12th, 2018. The event will bring together an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs & thought leaders, in the fashion & tech industries, for a full day of thought provoking conversations via panels - exuding knowledge and inspiration.
OFFF TLV 2018
OFFF TLV, the second annual international visual design festival, will take place October 14-15 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Montelupo Ceramic Award 2018
Submissions are now open for the Montelupo Ceramic Award, a new international competition to produce ceramic artifacts during an on-site residency close to Florence. The competition is open to young designers up to age 35.
WE DISSENT... Design of the Women's Movement in New York
"WE DISSENT... Design of the Women's Movement in New York," on view at the Cooper Union from October 2, looks at more than 150 years of feminist artifacts and printed matter from a variety of feminist and radical artists and collectives such as the Heterodoxy Club, Redstockings, the Guerrilla Girls, and more. The exhibition features more than 200 artifacts by women artists rarely seen and shown in order to reconsider the contributions of women to social unity and justice.
Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color at Cooper Hewitt
Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, on view at the Cooper Hewitt through January 13, explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers.
First Round of iF Social Impact Prize Sponsors Five Initiatives
iF has announced that it has donated 25,000 EUR to five social aid projects across the globe through the first round of its 2018 Social Impact Prize.
Warsaw Home 2018
The 2018 Warsaw Home interior design trade fair will be held October 4-7 in Ptak Warsaw Expo. The event offers manufacturers and distributors representing furniture, decorating, components and accessories the opportunity to present their goods and ideas.
2019 One Show: Call for Entries
The One Club is now calling for entries for the 2019 One Show, the world's most prestigious awards show recognizing the best creative work in advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment. The brightest creative minds from advertising agencies, digital agencies, design agencies, production companies, consumer brands and non-profit organizations are invited to enter.
SBID Launches New Student Competition: Designed for Business
The Society of British & International Design (SBID) has launched 'Designed for Business,' a new national competition for creative students and graduates across Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion and Art.
Designers Raising Awareness for Invisible Disabilities by Reimagining International Symbol of Access
Visability 93 has released an icon font to inspire the design community to invent a universal symbol that represents all people with disabilities, visible or invisible - not just wheelchair users.
Woods Bagot's Curvy Kiosks Arrive at the New South Street Seaport
Woods Bagot recently designed two kiosk for the South Street Seaport's newly-completed Riverdeck.
D&AD Impact Introduces $20,000 Prize Fund
D&AD Impact is a global initiative and awards program that exists to shine a light on the power of creativity as a force for good in the world. This year D&AD Impact are introducing a cash prize of $20,000 to be awarded at the discretion of the D&AD Impact Council.
Next Creative Leaders 2018
The One Club and The 3% Movement are calling for entries for their joint Next Creative Leaders program, celebrating talented creative women around the world who are marking their mark with both great work and a workplace perspective on diversity that helps change the industry for the better.
SCCI Architecture Hub 2018
The inaugural SCCI Architecture Hub will be held October 12-21 with a notable line up of international and local guests. The event will feature a rich and diverse 10 day program of talks, workshops and films.
DSE Opens Call for 2019 APEX Awards Nominations
Digital Signage Expo is now accepting nominations for its 2019 APEX Awards. The Awards recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology.
LMN Architects Designs Experimental Music Experience Space for Seattle Symphony
LMN Architects has revealed its design for 'Octave 9,' an experimental multi-sensory music experience space.
Warming Huts 2019: Call For Proposals
Warming Huts, an open competition supported by the Manitoba Association of Architects, is now open for submissions for 2019. Started in 2009, this competition has been melding world-class design and art with Winnipeg's famous winters.
D&AD Announces 2018 New Blood Award Winners
D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards. The Awards offer a platform for students and other new creatives to showcase their talents on real briefs, set by real clients.
Meaning-Centred Design Awards
The inaugural Meaning-Centred Design Awards is now open for nominations. The Awards aims to recognize those design innovations that master the emotional and cultural meanings that drive consumer behavior.
Design Museum to Present Home Futures in Partnership with IKEA
On view at the Design Museum from November 7, 'Home Futures' exhibition will explore the radical domestic visions of the 20th century and compare them with the latest innovations in domestic living to question whether yesterday's fantasies have become today's reality.
Design Council Releases The Design Economy 2018 Report
The Design Council has released the Design Economy 2018, a report on the state of design in the UK, and its value to the economy. The report highlights the impact of design far into the UK economy with the majority of its value (68%) of value generated by designers working in sectors such as banking, aviation and automotive.
Adobe MAX 2018 Creativity Conference
The 2018 Adobe MAX Creativity Conference will be held October 15-17 in Los Angeles. MAX is the annual gathering of over 12,000 graphic, web, and multi-disciplinary designers; creative and art directors; film, video, and motion graphics pros; photographers; and creative leaders.
Seymourpowell Unveils Identité: Bespoke Beauty and Grooming Service Powered by AI
With the growing strength of the beauty subscription package market, world renowned design agency Seymourpowell wanted to look at how this market would continue to evolve and how future technology would be able to enhance the consumer experience.
Norman Foster Wins American Prize for Design
The organizers of the GOOD DESIGN Awards have bestowed this year's American Prize for Design to the famed British Architect, Sir Norman Foster.
Harbour for Cultures: 13th International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea
The Trieste Contemporanea Committee launched the 13th edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea with the aim of showcasing the most original design offerings from the countries of Central Eastern Europe.
LA+ Iconoclast International Open Design Ideas Competition
LA+ Journal is calling for submissions from landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, and designers for the LA+ ICONOCLAST design ideas competition.
Future Food Design Awards 2018
The second edition of the Future Food Design Awards is now open for entries. Designers from all corners of the world are invited share their ideas and projects that challenge our conventional view of food.
SOFTlab Creates Interactive Wall Installation for IBM Watson HQ
SOFTlab recently completed Currents, an interactive wall installation for the IBM Watson headquarters in Atlanta.
D&AD Launches New Blood Shift 2018
D&AD is calling for applications for its free night school in London for young people without further education to get into the creative industries. Shift London, now in its third year, aims to stimulate creative excellence by nurturing young creatives and working towards a fairer, more diverse industry.
New Study from Volvo Shows Scandinavian Design is a Sign of Modern Luxury
Volvo and Harris Poll have released a new study that revealed major shifts in Americans' perceptions of the luxury space and modern design.
London Design Fair 2018
The 2018 London Design Fair will take place September 20-23 in the one and only Old Truman Brewery. The Fair provides a valuable forum for showcasing international design and will host 13 country pavilions this year, surpassing previous years.
IDSA International Design Conference 2018
The Industrial Designers Society of America's 2018 International Design Conference will take place September 19–22 in New Orleans, LA. The conference aims to celebrate the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design.
2018 Taipei International Design Award
The 2018 Taipei International Design Award is now open for submissions. Organized by Taipei City Government, the competition invites designers around the globe to create design works with commercial potential.
Rado Star Prize Winner Announced at NYCxDESIGN
Rado has announced Sussanah Weaver as the winner of its 2018 Rado Star Prize. The winning project, 'Felted Concrete,' combines solid concrete and wool, creating a mixture of materials that are juxtaposing, yet complimentary.
Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective
'Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective' will explore past and new works by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. The exhibition will be on view at the Design Museum Holon from June 6 through October 27, 2018.
The Creative Summit 2018
The One Club's 2018 Creative Week will be held May 7-11 under the theme of 'How to Create Culture.' The Summit invites attendees to hear, share, and learn from some of the top industry tastemakers that are setting trends and shaping everything from internal culture to pop culture.
D&AD and Guardian Media Group Launch Global Festival of Creativity
D&AD, in partnership with Guardian Media Group, has announced a new global festival of creativity created to celebrate the power of creativity and explore how it shapes culture, intersects with business and builds a positive future.
Young Guns 16: Call for Entries
Young Guns 16, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under, is now open for submissions.
Tom Dixon's New London HQ Now Open
Tom Dixon Studio has opened its new HQ, 'The Coal Office,' in Kings Cross. Located on Granary Square, the brand's new hub will contribute to an ever-expanding network of creatives and technologists from the likes of Central St. Martins and LVMH to Google and Spiritland.
Coalesse, Sagegreenlife and Forward Space Host Earth Day Event
In honor of Earth Day and in light of the rapidly growing trend of biophilic design, Coalesse, Sagegreenlife and Forward Space celebrated green living in the workplace, hosting an Earth Day event at Chicago-based Steelcase dealership Forward Space.
Brooklyn Designs 2018
'Brooklyn Designs' is Brooklyn's premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture and art. Founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in 2003, it was one of the first design fairs to shine a spotlight on the creative economy in Brooklyn and serves as an incubator for emerging designers as well as a platform for established brands producing a range of creative products across furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles and jewelry.
AIGA Names Google as Corporate Leader for Raising the Bar of Design Excellence
AIGA has recognized Google with the 2018 Corporate Leadership Award as an exemplary company modeling design's potential to delight users, inspire visionary products and services, fuel innovation, and improve our world.
Spark Design Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Spark Design Awards. The competition encourages fresh thinking and innovation across all design disciplines and levels of expertise.
2018 DFA Design for Asia Awards
The 2018 DFA Design for Asia Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by Hong Kong Design Centre, this competition has been an influential platform in underpinning designers' contribution and acknowledging the positive impact of user-centric designs in Asia.
dmi:Design Leadership Conference Innovative Thinking on Diversity and Inclusion
This first-ever dmi:Design Leadership conference focused on diversity and inclusion will feature thought leaders and practitioners who are developing cultures of inclusion and diversity.
DIA 2017/18 Fees and Salary Survey Results Announced
The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) has released the findings of its 2017/18 Fees and Salary Survey. The national survey shows encouraging signs for designers and the Australian design industry.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition, on view at the Cooper Hewitt from April 13 through October 28, will feature inclusive, interactive installations created in collaboration with contemporary designers. The exhibition invites visitors to encounter design with all their senses through several interactive installations, created in collaboration with contemporary designers, from a furry wall with digital sensors that play music to a scent commission by Christopher Brosius inspired by winter.